Last year I wrote about a new habit that I was trying to establish to enrich my life a little, that of filling a Gratitude Jar. I’m afraid my habit forming tactic didn’t work all that well because I stopped adding to the jar sometime around late summer, early fall of last year. Still it wasn’t a bad idea and I’m going to give it another try this year. To jump start my effort AND to put a different perspective on my 2016 year, I decided to go through the 121 entries that I did make to my gratitude jar last and I thought I would share some with you. I think it always helps to reflect. So here goes:
Most entries started with Today I am grateful for: Continue reading
2015 was a monumental year for me, age-wise. So when 2016 rolled around I took some time to look a little closer at my life and what I’m doing with it. The last decade had been tough and I’m afraid I had let it get to me a bit. One glaring characteristic that I had begun to lose touch with was being grateful. I had started waking up grumpy and going to bed grumpy. And who could blame me! Money was scarce, romance was non-existent, job was unenjoyably stressful, furniture was falling apart, house needed tons of work, wha wha, wha wha, wha wha…
STOP! That’s not the kind of life I wanted to live. It was robbing me of the precious time that I have left in this mortal body. How did I get here?