As I continue to deepen my practice of mindfulness, one recommendation that keeps coming up is keeping a gratitude journal. It can give you a new perspective on what is really important and what you truly appreciate in life.
I have seen it in action all last year as my friend Kenn posted a photo on FaceBook daily of things that he had gratitude for. I am someone who spends most of my day writing and am a visual person. I found that taking a photo is a really fun and interesting way to put together a journal.
It has inspired me to start my own gratitude album here, #365Grateful. #NoFilter #Unvarnished
Today I am grateful for delicious irony. The set up in my Headspace today was about sleep. I promptly fell asleep. Not sure for how long, but it seemed like the meditation was well over.
Today I was grateful to get to go outside in the sunshine and just play.
Taking time to have lunch with my supervisor on my telework day.
Today I am grateful for my friend Jefferson. We haven't seen each other in more than a few weeks, but getting together to celebrate our birthdays belatedly it was like it had only been a few hours.
In a city of bricks and mortar, I am always grateful for public art.
So much of our history gets torn down to make way for something new. I am grateful that the place where I live has incorporated it.
One word... Tacos!
Today I am super grateful for all the messages and kind words that I am receiving from friends and family.
I am very grateful to the doctor I saw today. He told me that the mark I have on my face is basal cell carcinoma. The good news is that it's very treatable and does not generally spread to other parts of the body. It's a little scary, but he was very reassuring.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to work from home on Fridays. But my supervisor keeps a very close eye on me.
I started a new job in early July. This morning I came in an caught a colleague using my Scrabble magnets to leave me a lovely message. 😁
While the days may be getting shorter, I am grateful that at the half-way point of my runs I am treated to the beautiful sunrise at the beach.
There's a weekly farmers market outside the building where I work. This lady is always there and has the best keto and paleo friendly treats. 😛
Today I am grateful to have access to nature, even though I live in one of the largest cities in North America.
Well, it has been a while... Today I went for a long hike with Ace, including a stop by the farmer's market at the Evergreen Brickworks. I am so grateful to have access to fresh, quality and locally grown food.
Today I am grateful for the Canadian health system and having a great family doctor. He always takes the time to listen and explain his recommendations.
Today I am grateful for my dog groomer, Crystal, at Timmie Doggie Outfitters. She always does an amazing job and I can see the silly Muppet's eyes again.
It's been about two months since I started working out with a personal trainer. Today I am grateful for her advice, coaching and the results that I am seeing.
I am grateful for elotes. 😛