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Practicing gratitude

Do you ever feel like you need a little change in perspective? Like you're viewing everything a little sideways? I've been feeling that a lot lately: I've been more negative about myself and about everything around me. I want my old self back! So, I am taking steps to change my thinking and additude. First step is to intentionally practice gratitude.

Here are some things that I am great full for this week. 

  • that pistachios have such a great texture
  • the way the little dog rests his chin on my arm when he's snuggling
  • that it is warm today - but not too warm
  • that there are still vibrant leaves on some of the trees in my neighborhood
  • that I smelled baked apples walking down the street
  • the color mustard yellow makes me feel calm and reminds me of my friend, Bobby.
  • that the coffee shop is playing music from the little miss sunshine soundtrack
  • i had a wonderful conversation about cultural bias with a stranger at the coffe shop. It ended in him giving me a pep talk that warmed my soul and inspired me to be better
  • the stranger with whom I conversed
  • frozen pizza is easy and delicious
  • that I was able to get a few things done today: set up a shelf in my office, throw some things away
  • that my coworkers made me feel included and valued in conversation
  • that some of my students today gave me high fives and said they had lots of fun
  • my wonderful friends in the wedding industry and how supportive they are of my business
  • that my husband distracts me when I have negative, repetive thoughts - even if it's time to go to sleep
  • that butter, apples, brown sugar and cinnamon in a pan makes something so delicious and comforting
  • comfort food in general
  • gold ink for soothing my soul
  • for my father for working on the house with us during his free time, all the time
  • for the worker at Lowes for helping me to find what I needed with a smile
  • that I could finally force myself to make a decision on the paint color for the laundry room
  • that the color actually looks good
  • that my coworker invited me to a yoga class taking place at a brewery
  • for my coworker for thinking of me and saving me a space near the front of class
  • For the yoga instructor for giving a great class and focusing the class on compassion for oneself
  • that despite having not practiced for about 3 years, I did pretty well. 
Goooooooooold

Goooooooooold

New lights that brighten up the kitchen exponentially

New lights that brighten up the kitchen exponentially

Close up of one of my projects I worked on for this very productive week. 

Close up of one of my projects I worked on for this very productive week.