If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you know I used to share with you, every Friday, a list of what I am grateful for. I also was inviting you to spend some time in reflection and comment about your own gratitude list. I did it for 7 years.
But because I was getting tired and frustrated of inviting readers without getting any response, I stopped the blog series (I am still doing daily gratitude list in my journals, though). I know, I know…..
You can read more my thoughts and why I started this ritual right there.
But today… today I feel the weight of the World. And when in pain, when it all feels too much, I take some time to go inward and look at the bright side. Seeing the glass half full does not mean burying your head in the sand, it is essential to know where you actually direct your energy (and your thoughts are energy, Loves. Truly).
This week, I am grateful for:
✮ The return of the Sun
✮ The day spent with my Mom and my Brother-In-Law in Montréal yesterday
✮ The love of my Husband
✮ The new tattoo I will have inked in October. Another story on my body.
✮ Getting back on track with my nutrition.
✮ Going to Orange Theory fitness 3+ times week with my Husband.
✮ Looking into going back to University.
✮ The daily Reiki I receive from my friend Alli.
✮ My friend Angélique who gets me so well and share my tattoo obsession.
✮ Our Rami nights.
What about you ? I am curious: do you have a Gratitude List ritual as well ? Is it a daily, weekly thing ? Right now, what are you thankful for ?
I was actually thankful to see rain. I do gratitude lists on thursday! Esp in november. I call them things i love thursday! And it really helps my mood!
That’s amazing. I do it as Gratitude Friday but it can really be anything <3 It does help bringing the mood to a more positive side.
Beautiful. I do my own version of this called “Friday Five” that’s made up of the stuff that delights me and brings me joy. Kind of a gratitude list, but with links and photos. 😀
My list this week would have to include:
*Bald men, especially ones I get to kiss
*My food service.
*My tribe, and how well they get me.
*Stacey & Sal who always understand when I flake out.
*My blog and the connections it helps me forge.
*My new kitten who is a source of perpetual delight.
Oh yes, your food service ! I read your Friday Five every week 😉 I think that this week is the start of me beginning Gratitude Friday again. I actually missed these posts.
Thanks for sharing !
Love this idea! I might do it too!
I invite you too, it’s so good because as you think about the items on your Gratitude List, you live them again in your mind and the joy builds up <3
You are so brave to get a tattoo. I have been wanting one, but I don’t know what I would get. But even if I could decide, I’m too much of a chicken to get one. I love your gratitude list.
Lisa, I think that most of us with tattoos actually find it addictive. I might share about why I do get tattoos and the ones I already have if people are interested 😉
Deciding on what to get is sometimes obvious sometimes you need to let it sit, but most of all: find the perfect artist who will create what you have in mind.