Sunday Gratitude

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Today I am grateful for fun.  I was able to walk the dog today and she loved it.  I took my son with me because it was a particularly warm February day and he loved being outside as well.  The fresh air was a much needed relief after being stuck inside for so long.  Feeling the warmth of the sun literally felt invigorating—definitely been missing that Vitamin D.

Today I am grateful for my son to experience new things.  He’s only three years old so he hasn’t been to too many birthdays in his life, and we got to go to celebrate at one today.  It was a kids place where he could climb and jump as well as slide and build and he could swing and ride on all of the things around.  Really just be a kid.  While he’s been to parks before and to jump parks, this was new for him and he had a blast.

Today I am grateful to begin my work with B-School.  This feels like the natural progression of things for me and I’m thrilled to be learning already.  I genuinely feel like this is something that will help me change my life and there is an energy about it that I haven’t felt in a long time.  I’ve been disillusioned with my other work for a while because I haven’t been allowed to do the work I was told to do.  This is an opportunity for me to actually control the path I want to take and no one can tell me that it won’t work for them—this is about fulfilling goals and getting a message out and I am beyond those limitations.

Today I am grateful for some time to relax.  I’ve had an extra day off this weekend and it was a wonderful day with my son.  I had originally wanted to devote one of the days off strictly to my side work and that didn’t happen but I was able to relish in some bonding time with my boy.  That is what mattered and as far as a mental reset for myself, that is what was needed.

Today I am grateful to take things a little less seriously.  I am naturally a serious person.  Not that I don’t have a sense of humor, but I am the kind of person who is always responsible and people come to me with their problems.  It was nice to take a break and just relax for a while and to have some fun.  Fun and joy are necessary parts of our lives and when you ignore them for too long, you start to break down in ways you don’t anticipate.  It’s necessary to take care of our mental health, even if it means ignoring other obligations and just taking a walk.

Today I am grateful to be learning from my past choices and to be making progress based on who I want to be. There were a few times today where I could have fallen into old patterns and gotten angry over silly things or lost my patience and screamed and yelled—but I didn’t.  I consciously made the choice to react differently and I did.  I am really proud of that.  It’s important to celebrate those wins because it took me a long time to get there.

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