For This I Am Grateful…. Round 2


I had a rough day yesterday for a variety of reasons. A sickening churn in my stomach signified I’d been triggered. I tried to blog about it, but I couldn’t find the words. It just felt off. So, I decided to try an antidote, and I blogged my gratitude list. I felt a little better writing that, but then something surprising happened.

My phone started blowing up with texts and comments from friends sharing their gratitude lists. I was stunned. Maybe right now in this day and age, I’d hit a trigger. Could we all be happier even when we read someone else’s gratitude list? Could one person’s gratitude trigger a small dose of gratitude in others? Is gratitude contagious? I don’t know, and I frankly don’t care. I’m just glad that it happened. In fact, I’m so glad that it happened that I’m going to do it again!

  1. I am grateful for the tiny snow that we got this morning that reminds me that I’m not in charge, and I’m a miniscule part of this ecosystem we call earth.
  2. I am grateful that my dog makes me giggle with her funny faces.
  3. I am grateful for the evolving long-term relationship I have with my sister that never stops changing.
  4. I am grateful for my 12-step community.
  5. I am grateful that I love vegetables and fruits and am satisfied eating something so healthy and inexpensive.
  6. I am grateful for this cute little town that I live in with its Victorian homes and walkable streets.
  7. I am grateful for my running coach and the long-term friendship we have shared.
  8. I am grateful for my warm, cozy bed that’s already started calling to me.
  9. I am grateful that I discovered meditation.
  10. I am grateful for the ability to support myself in a manner of living that makes me happy.

What are you grateful for? I really want to know!

9 Comments on “For This I Am Grateful…. Round 2

  1. I am grateful to have you in my life, because you put a smile on face with your honesty.

  2. Sharon,

    I am SO grateful for YOU!!

    For… Your open and honest blogging. Your BIG heart! Your sense of humor. Your southern drawl. Your friendship. Your beautiful curly hair! Reminding me that we all have similar struggles in life. And, that I am not alone.

    THANK YOU!! Jill

    Sent from my iPhone


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