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Bloganuary 2022 – Day 10

Gratitude is a practice. It’s a step in a journey of mindfulness. Being present and aware of the joy in your life. I like how gratitude feels. But I find it hard to practice getting specific about what I’m grateful for.

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Today was a nice day to meditate in gratitude to try to answer our prompt of the day…

What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?

My health

I have not been kind to my body or my mind. So, the fact I’ve learned (mostly) how to calm the demons, and I’ve spent the past two years getting in the best shape of my life are both things I’m very grateful for.

My friends and family

See what inspires me. I am surrounded by loving people who also have no shame in challenging me.

My job

I have no idea how I would have navigated the past two years if it weren’t for the amazing job I’ve got. Not just the job, but the people I work with. They’ve even encouraged me, almost directed me, to find a better work/life balance than I’ve ever had before.


I’m grateful for my willingness to try new things, even if it’s just once. Maybe it’s the bravery my mom bestowed on me.


If I am ever not okay, unfocused, in need of motivation, I put music on. I immediately feel better and more focused. The past couple of years I was listening to the same playlist over and over again. But, I’ve switched it up to all of my favorited songs in Spotify, and goodness I have an eclectic taste in music.

Here’s last year’s playlist, but at this very moment I’m listening to Little Plastic Castle by Ani Difranco:

What is Bloganuary?

In an effort to blog more frequently, I joined WordPress’s Bloganuary challenge for 2022. Each day I’ll receive a prompt for something to write about.

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