Do you ever feel like you have so much to say, but since you don’t know where to begin you say nothing? That’s pretty much how I’ve been feeling in recent months and it’s honestly a little frustrating. I mean, I have a great list of ideas for blog posts, but I haven’t been able to focus enough to get any of them out of my head an onto the screen. There are some legitimate reasons it’s been a bit challenging, but then there’s also the fact I just haven’t made it a priority and I totally own that and plan to make some positive changes because blogging feels good. Not as good as running, which I’ve definitely been making time for, but definitely good in a totally different way. As a matter of fact I’d really like to blog more about running, but I need to figure some things out and start taking this whole writing on a blog thing seriously if I ever expect anyone else to take me seriously.
I can’t think of a better way to dust off my computer keys than with one of my favorite topics to write about, which is gratitude. It there is one thing I’ve learned in life, especially during the most difficult of times, there is always something to be grateful for if you look hard enough. It might be something as simple as a blue sky and sunshine, but that’s perfectly okay as long as it helps you focus on something positive rather than all the challenging crap that life might be throwing at you, even if only for a brief amount of time. I actually like to keep a Gratitude Journal because it’s nice to end my day with positive thoughts before falling asleep at night, but I’ve been slacking with that a little bit so I’m thinking today is a good day to get back into the habit.
A Peek Inside My Gratitude Journal
- First and foremost I’m grateful for my body’s ability to run. Not only is it good for my physical fitness, but more importantly it’s good for my mental fitness. If I couldn’t run the tough times would be tougher and I’d feel guilty about eating ice cream. Okay, that’s probably not true. I don’t feel guilty when I eat ice cream, but I do like to feel like I earn it with a good workout that often includes my feet on the pavement.
- People who give a damn. This is something I’ve become more and more aware of and grateful for, especially when my family was going through one of the most difficult times of our lives earlier this year. I’m truly, deeply thankful for those people and I hope they know it.
- Listening to my kid talk excitedly about something that he loves. I mean, seriously. Is there really anything better as a parent? In the same way his pain is my pain, his joy brings me joy and I couldn’t be more grateful to see a smile on his face and hear happiness in his voice. Those are two things I’ll never take for granted.
- Summer! Yup, it’s no secret that I despise winters here in the Northeast, so I’m ridiculously grateful that summer has finally arrived and I plan to savor every blue sky and all the warm weather and sunshine gifted to us over the next few months.
- You. I’m grateful for you. If you’re here and you’re reading this I appreciate you and the fact you’ve taken time out of your day to visit my blog, read my words, and maybe even think of something you’re grateful for in your own life. Thank you. Thank you so much.
Okay, your turn! Tell me one thing you’re grateful for right this very moment? Something. Anything. I know you can come up with just one thing. Come on. Don’t leave me hanging. Let’s be grateful together!