Attitude of Gratitude

OK, guys, after a quick scroll through my most recent posts, I’ve come to the realization that a.) I’m really whiny and b.) the majority of my content is me complaining about one thing or another. Sorry ’bout that! Time to put on my positive attitude pants (I’m actually wearing a skirt today) and ask Jesus for some fresh perspective.

I’ll be honest, when things are really busy and life seems to be moving super fast, I have a tendency to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and forget to take take time  to slow down every now and then and be grateful for all of the good things. It’s something I’ve been working on recently, but it doesn’t come naturally to this pragmatic realist/borderline pessimist, with a penchant for focusing on the negative and catastrophizing situations. Clearly I’m a work in progress.

With that in mind, I would like to take a moment to share with you some of the things that I’m thankful for. I know this totally seems like a Thanksgiving thing, but why not express gratitude year-round, am I right? So, here goes…

  • David, my family and friends. I’m lumping them all together, but boy, am I surrounded by some pretty fantastic people!
  • Getting to live in the beautiful city of San Diego. I mean, really, does it get any better than SD?
  • Being able to pursue my passion for dance for far longer than I ever thought possible.
  • The perfect cup of piping hot coffee…and really, whichever genius of a person long ago discovered the energy inducing effects of a bean and harnessed that knowledge to create the world’s greatest beverage. You are a saint.*
  • My little kitty-man, Raisins, who doesn’t even realize how much joy he brings me.
  • The opportunity to travel every now and then.
  • Delicious food; both home-cooked and restaurant.
  • The great, big, beautiful park in our community that somewhat helps motivate me to exercise….Somewhat…
  • Working at a job I truly enjoy with some of the nicest people. 
  • Long summer nights…and on the other end of the spectrum, pretty much everything about the holiday season! (Including the weird smell the heater makes.)
  • Lazy weekends spent in sweatpants and unwashed hair.
  • Getting to share my journey with all of you awesome people. Really and for true!

Hope you have a wonderful evening and thank you so much for reading!

*After a quick Wikipedia search, it turns out, this person might ACTUALLY have been a saint. It makes so much sense now. Thank you, whoever you are…

P.S. I realize the picture is not entirely fitting for this post…but who doesn’t love Phil’s BBQ?!