Day 29… November 29
Today I am grateful for this month of November.
With only 2 days left I am grateful for the challenge I posed to myself to write a blog post every day.
Was I perfect?
No. Far from it! But I did post every day since October 31 except for 3.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share the people and things that I am grateful for with all of you. Thank you for taking the time to read any of these posts.
I am grateful for the things that I have learned about myself in the process.
Rest assured, one thing I learned is that I am not one who has the desire to post on my blog every single day, at least not at this point in my journey.
I am grateful for the time I have taken to focus on these 26 specific topics (27 with tomorrow’s topic). I am grateful that I have been able to share some thoughts with my kids and family.
I am grateful for the focus this has brought me that has allowed me to be more present in my life.
I am grateful for the mental drama I have been able to work through as I have spent time posting and reading those posts to see spelling or grammatical errors. My “performance-based” brain has made some large strides this month as I work towards B- work.
I am grateful for friends and colleagues who encouraged me and helped me work through some of that afore mentioned mental drama.
I am grateful that I have learned how to talk to myself in such a way when I am not perfect (which is quite often) that is compassionate rather than demeaning and critical. That is a big shift for me, and still a work in progress.
I am grateful that I have been able to show up for myself in a way that allows me to continue to keep growing as an individual.
I am grateful that I can show myself that I am capable of change and evolution. I can create the future that I want for myself. I can become the person that I want to be.
I am grateful for the things I have found this past month that I don’t want to keep repeating, specifically, sacrificing my bedtime to make sure that I post to this blog.
I now know that cutting into my sleep schedule is not beneficial for me and I want to continue to improve the way I care for myself in that regard.
I have narrowed down most of the parts of a morning schedule that I like, but starting at 4:45 or 5:00am requires me to get to sleep before 11:00pm if I want to be rested and energetic the following day.
I am grateful for these lessons and more. I look forward to creating more of what I want in my life and I believe that can come from being more grateful for the things that are already in my life.
I am grateful for the science behind gratitude and I hope to be able to share more of that science with others. The benefits are far-reaching and long-lasting for those that make a regular practice of gratitude.
Mental and emotional health as well as noticeable physical health benefits are all the wonderful side effects of a gratitude practice.
There are so many more things I am grateful for and I will continue to look for ways to be grateful every day. It is the person that I want to become.
I’m Michelle. I am learning how to minimize my overwhelm, perfectionism, and people-pleasing and I am ready to help you do the same. I’m a certified Life Coach and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Come with me and learn how.
The work is GRATITUDE, and I want to become a master!!
And as always…..Remember…..It’s ALL good!!