I’m feeling a little run down, both physically and mentally, and when that happens I find the best thing to do is express gratitude. The act alone instantly changes my focus and my path. So here we go:

1. I am grateful for my body. I am grateful for the ability to walk, run, move and stand in the sun.

2. I am grateful for my job for many, many reasons. I am grateful it provides structure to most of my days.

3. I am grateful for my apartment. I am grateful I have a safe place to lay my head every night.

4. I am grateful that I have easy and instant access to fresh food and clean water.

5. I am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life who choose to share their energies with me.

6. I am grateful that there is time in my day for deep breaths and quiet thoughts.

7. I am grateful when I smile and others smile back. I am grateful for this small, but mood-lifting exchange with others.

8. I am grateful for the things in my life, even if I sometimes feel that what I have is not enough. Appreciating what I have takes the focus off what I don’t.

9. I am grateful for the Earth. I am grateful for the nature around me that sometimes provides the simplest, but most powerful inspiration.

10. I am grateful when I give love to others and to myself.


Now….The numbers:

Starting weight: 243

Last week: 171.5

This week: 171.5

Change: 0

Total loss: 71.5


9 thoughts on “Gratitude

    • 🙂 Thank you! I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment because that number sounds ridiculous sometimes..but it is my number haha.

  1. I’m sorry you’re run down today, but your thoughts/comments are lovely in their beauty and grace. P.S. You’re doing great (and I ain’t talkin’ about work).

  2. This was a much-needed reminder to not take everything around me–the food I eat, the bed I sleep on, the friends I hug–for granted. We have so much to be grateful for every day, yet in this crazy world, sometimes it requires us to slow down and pay attention to all the little things that bring joy. Loved this post. ❤

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