Gratitude Journal: Day 13
November 15, 2020

1️⃣ I am infinitely grateful for the chance to do a drive-by bday celebration for Grandpa Ron, who turns 101 today and is quarantined in his nursing home, because he is an incredible human being and I’ve loved getting to know him.

2️⃣ I am infinitely grateful for our road work day where the entire community came out to get things ready for the rainy season because it’s a great way to hang out with neighbors while getting a workout.

3️⃣ I am infinitely grateful to Sarah and Will who sent me a giant box of pretzels because they know how much I love them.

4️⃣ I am infinitely grateful for Carrie’s ability to help me see when I’m being a butthead and coming from a space that’s less than loving and compassionate because I get to that space more often than I would like to admit.

5️⃣ I am infinitely grateful for the antique typewriter that Carrie found for our family because it’s super fun to use and the kids love it.

6️⃣ I am infinitely grateful that a new Mind Over Money Blueprint free online course is starting tomorrow because taking it in January changed my life. (LMK if you want to join me or watch the replay).

7️⃣ I am infinitely grateful to still have such a connection with my boys from childhood because it’s just so fun when we all get together.

8️⃣ I am infinitely grateful for the “chillness” of our dog, Falcor, because he gets a lot of extra love from the kiddos.

9️⃣ I am infinitely grateful for yesterday’s “family trade” with the neighbors because of the amazing harmony and good times had by all.

🔟 I am infinitely grateful for my ability to forgive myself because, historically, I’ve been my harshest critic.

Why Gratitude?

This morning, I looked to gratitude for help. While it came up short today, I know that it’s a tool like any other. It must be sharpened and maintained.

I believe that all the extra effort I put into these online shares helps amplify the effect of gratitude. I do more than just “write 10 things down.” I turn each day into an art project and focus on it for hours – saying thank you at every step.

That can only be a good thing for my overall ability to stop, breathe, and choose my reaction.