Gratitude Sundays: February 12, 2017

Sundays are my favorite.  Each Sunday, I feel a certain kind of calmness, a sense of renewal, and the feeling that new opportunities are just around the corner.

But I haven't always felt this way.  In the past, my Sundays were hijacked by my anxious anticipation of the coming week.  I lost an entire day of my weekend worrying about what might be on the horizon in the weekdays ahead...or more specifically, what might go wrong.  

At some point a while back, I just decided to stop worrying about what might happen and start celebrating all the things that did happen.  When I was worried, I would jot down a list of three to five things that were keeping me grounded, keeping me sane, or helping me thrive.  And while I still make these lists at any given moment, I decided to make this practice an intentional part of my Sundays so I conquer my "Sunday scaries" and step into the new week as joyful as possible.

Going forward, I want to share these lists in this space because whenever I see someone else standing in gratitude, it reminds me to do the same.  

I am grateful for...

  • boiled crawfish
  • 70 degree weather
  • the opportunity to rest
  • the freedom to express my opinions
  • friends who check in with me to make sure I'm doing alright
  • forgiveness
  • FaceTime (isn't technology great?!)
  • the love of my family
  • a steady source of income
  • good talks over cocktails

Cheers to the best week ahead, 

LMM

What things are you most grateful for today? Let me know in the comments!

A Very Grateful Monday: March 12, 2017

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