Well, folks, here we are. It is the final day in this thirty days of gratitude series, but it definitely is not he end of my daily gratitude practice. This past month has reminded me that no matter how a day unfolds, what I choose to focus on determines how well the day will go. I have learned that even on days that find me struggling a little or a lot, the moment I look for something to be grateful for, the situation improves, sometimes in small ways, sometimes in big ways. The point being that gratitude really does have the power to change everything, if only I allow it to emerge. With that, I give you the final gratitude list in this series:
- Spring like temperatures. It may be the last day of November, but it felt like the first day of spring here in Kentucky. With mostly sunny skies and temperatures hovering in the low 70s, I relished my time working out in the yard more than ever. The warmth of the sun and the cool breeze were a perfect combination, and they elevated my mood and energy level. What a wonderful way to end the month!
- Leaves. Okay, the fact that leaves made my gratitude list is nothing short of miraculous, as during the fall, they usually are the bane of my existence. Thanks to the magnificent trees that dot my yard, my weekends during the fall are spent corralling these leaves, and sometimes, the last thing I want to do during my free time is to commune with them. However, I love my trees, so, today, I called a truce with the leaves and gave thanks for the shade that they provide during the summer months and the brilliant colors they display during the fall months. It also didn’t hurt that my weekends of wrangling leaves are coming to an end finally, allowing me to see the forest through the trees, so to speak.
- 30 Days of Gratitude. I decided to do this series of posts on a whim and honestly did not give it much thought as to the impact it could and would have on me. So, as I sit writing this last post, I find myself feeling so appreciative of the opportunity each day to share three things that I am thankful for with all of you who were kind enough to read these posts. I am grateful for becoming more mindful of all of the goodness the each day brings and every single person, thing, and moment that made the list and those that did not. When all is said and done, life is good indeed.
Thank you so much for taking the time to follow this series and for sharing your kind words and stories of gratitude, and I hope that we all practice gratitude every day and continue to spread kindness wherever we are. I am working on a new series for the holiday season, so, stay tuned, and keep being grateful!
Just one thing each day . . .