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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

I needed this perspective shift today. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

There is so much goodness in the world, and we just kind of have to show up for it and refuse to leave. โ€” Maria Popova

Every morning I get up, and I am so grateful that Iโ€™m able to run.



Things that Iโ€™m grateful for, and have made my life better the past few days:

โ€“ Being able to touching my toes ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

โ€“ Having all 5 of my senses ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ

โ€“ My teeth ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

โ€“ Staying hydrated ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ

โ€“ HUGS ๐Ÿค— from people I love

โ€“ Loving-Kindness ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

โ€“ Disconnecting from my phone, the internet, social media, technology

Connecting with other people

โ€“ Typos and autocorrect ๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€“ Jason Mrazโ€™s new album ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ

โ€“ My feet! ๐Ÿ‘ฃ โ€” Walking, running, dancing ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

โ€“ Just being ALIVE, and just BEING

Things I hope make your life better:

โ€“ Everything will all work out

You are loved no matter what

โ€“ There is no โ€œrightโ€ way, there is only what works for you

โ€“ Be gentle with yourself

โ€“ Give yourself time

May you be happy just as you are

May you be peaceful with whatever is happening

May you be healthy and strong

May you care for yourself in this ever-changing world, graciously and joyously

๐ŸŽถ Have It All

โ€” Jason Mraz

๐ŸŽถ Love Is Still The Answer

โ€” Jason Mraz

So a few years ago I posted something that made me happy/I was grateful for/the best part of my day …

So a few years ago I posted something that made me happy/I was grateful for/the best part of my day โ€” every day, as part of the 100 Happy Days challenge. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

I continued after 100 days, and did it for a few years actually.

People seemed to like it, it was a great way to capture and chronicle my life, and it was just overall really positive. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Iโ€™ve been thinking of starting something like that again, so hereโ€™s a list of things that made me happy/Iโ€™m grateful for/overall positive things I want to share today: โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Monday, June 30th, 2018 โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

โ€“ WAKING (because honestly we should all be grateful for waking up every morning) โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

โ€“ Waking earlier than expected

โ€“ Mornings at home with my Mom and R โค๏ธ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

โ€“ Coffee and Ginger tea โ˜•๏ธ

โ€“ A nice long run in the sun ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒž

โ€“ Blue sky, green grass, sun shining, the sound of the birds chirping ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š

โ€“ Running and dancing (two of my absolute favorite things EVER ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜) and my amazing body โค๏ธ

โ€“ WATER ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ after that long run, plus the fact that I have clean, running water is pretty phenomenal

โ€“ Knowing THE UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

โ€“ Typing that ^ and accidentally typing โ€œThe Universe GAS your backโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

โ€“ Connecting with other people, and getting messages that make you feel like youโ€™ve made a difference in someoneโ€™s life

โ€“ Dancing around and eating yummy food! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

โ€“ Fresh, local produce โ€” Beets with turmeric and ginger! ๐Ÿ˜‹

โ€“ Finding new music that speaks to your soul ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ (Body of Love by Ben Lee) โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

โ€“ The sound of my mom pulling in the driveway after work

โ€“ Walks with her to get more of that fresh, local produce!, with an amazing sunset sky ๐ŸŒ…

โ€“ Taking the time to be grateful for all this, relaxing, and going to bed to do it all over again tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธโœจ

stop. stand here. and breathe in all the things that make you grateful for this life.

A short refresher on the whole gratitude thing in five easy steps 1 Pick someone you know 2 Stop everything youโ€™re doing and really look at them 3 Tell them why they make your heart melt. Try to use actual concrete examples, sort of like this: I love the way your whole face lights up when something makes you laugh unexpectedly or how you get about ten feet tall and lightning sparks from your hair when someone isnโ€™t treated with love and care and respect or that way you come over now and then and sit beside me and hold my hand and say, This is my favorite part. 4 Give them a hug and send them back out into the world. Pick someone else. Do all of this again with them. 5 Later, after a day that glows more than usual, wonder why you donโ€™t do this more often

STOP SCROLLING FOR JUST A MOMENT. Breathe. List 3 things youโ€™re grateful for.

be grateful.

A lot of times, we become stressed out because we have so many things to do.

Ask yourself,

“Would I want it any other way?”

Many of the things we complain about are truly blessings.

Weโ€™re so lucky to live lives full of abundance, meaning, friendships and opportunity.

To have a full life is to be full of life.

As you go through your tasks,

remain in a state of gratitude

that you have a full schedule, a job, a family, an audience, whatever it is that may be causing you what you perceive as stress.

Life never throws at you more than you can handle.

If youโ€™re overwhelmed, be grateful that youโ€™re not underwhelmed.