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What Gratitude Has Taught Me This Year

I have always thought I was a grateful person, always appreciating the little things. However, when I began my weekly gratitude challenge on the blog, I noticed how intentionally taking the time to think about and write about what I am grateful for made a huge difference in how I approached life. It hasn’t been 100% easy to be grateful for everything, even the “bad” things. That being said, I am going to share what gratitude has taught me this year.

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52 Weeks of Gratitude

52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week 10

This week ended with feeling a lot of gratitude. Saturday afternoon I lost my grandmother and while it has been difficult emotionally, I am so grateful she is no longer suffering. I’ve been dealing with a lot of “what if’s”, “should have’s”, and “could have’s” in the last 24 hours, but I also know that everything happens the way it is supposed to. This week I am grateful for… A chance for one last goodbye When I got the news  ...

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52 Weeks of Gratitude

52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week 9

I am starting to notice of pattern in my weeks. This writing challenge has helped me realize some negative patterns in my life that I need to change. Each week, I reflect back on what I’m grateful for, and while I do that I think about how I felt. Recently, I have been overly stressed and negative. That isn’t the usual me! I have a plan written for this weekend that will encourage me to be more positive. The plan is self-care and removing clutter. Here are a few things I’m  ...

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52 Weeks of Gratitude

52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week 8

It was another slow week for me with a couple of bad days, but I made it to Friday and constantly thought about what I’m grateful for. When I started feeling stressed and negative thoughts were going through my mind, I stopped and thought about what I’m grateful for in that moment. It’s a difficult habit to get into, because it’s so easy to focus on the things going wrong at that time. One of my favorite parts about this past week was the start of actual warm Spring  ...

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