You know when I’m writing a Three On Thursday post that I’m truly back to a blogging routine . . .
Today I’m sharing three things I’m feeling grateful for right now.
- My Gratitude Journal Practice. I started this back in August and every morning I sit down with my gratitude journal and quickly write down 5 things I’m grateful for while my coffee brews. The things I write are typically 5 things that happened the previous day, sometimes it’s sharing a dance with Dale or having quiet time to myself, sometimes it’s being grateful for a sunny day or time with a friend. On the morning after Randy died I sat down with that journal and thought, girl, you’re going to have to dig deep to find gratitude today. And that day was probably the hardest one so far but then something magical happened. In the days that followed, my gratitude practice became more meaningful. I found myself writing that I was grateful for a friend that brought a meal, for the arrival of flowers from friends who live far away, for the support from our community. The grateful things to write about came to me so easily and I was blown away by that.
- All of you. This blog has gotten some extra attention lately, especially on my Facebook page, and I think that’s wonderful. Not because I want fame and fortune but because it means I’m making connections with readers. It means that the words I write are resonating with others, are perhaps helping others, are showing others what it’s like for a family to move through a terrible time. Those connections help me in a profound way and I’m grateful that I have this venue for processing my feelings and telling you my stories.
- A new year. I’m not one for resolutions but I am finalizing my 20 in 2020 list and it feels good to set goals, both fun ones and serious ones. Yesterday I set up my new passion planner/bullet journal and I did some brainstorming as part of that process. I was surprised at some of the ideas that came up and I’m grateful to have a way to track those ideas and find opportunities to make some of those dreams come true through planning and prioritizing how I use my talent, allocate my time, and spend my money.
Those are just 3 of the things I’m feeling grateful for today. I hope you are also feeling grateful, too, because I think it’s one of the best feelings there is.