Expressing gratitude and appreciating the little things is a habit I’ve been trying to incorporate into my daily life.
I feel it’s so easy to complain and dwell on the things that go wrong, which makes us forget about all the things that went right.
Check out my gratitude list below:
Getting a new job opportunity in the midst of a global virus pandemic.
I am super blessed and grateful for this one. The feeling of uncertainty was crushing me for months but there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel now.
I’m in the ‘recovery and repair’ stage financially and it’s only up from here.
So many people are struggling right now and cannot return to work, and I feel very deeply for them. Maryland unemployment benefits end the day after Christmas.
If you are one of the people who kept their jobs during this time, you should be feeling very grateful right now.
The burst of warm spring-like weather in early November.
The weather in Baltimore was lovely the first couple days of November. The temperatures were in the upper 70’s to near 80 degrees. I was ready to go to the beach and sit by the water.
Many people took advantage of the weather with outside picnics and other outdoor activities. I was able to open the windows in my room and let the breeze flow in.
I knew it was only temporary but it just felt so damn good. When the weather is warm and sunny, I automatically feel more motivated to do things. Especially now that it’s dark by 4pm, it was much needed.
Donald Trump losing the presidential election.
I can’t lie, they had us in the first half cause it was looking like Trump was going to win those electoral votes (again), but Bidennnnnn prospered in the end.
We also made history by having the first ever Black-Jamaican/Asian vice president who is also a WOMAN- Kamala Harris. Now, it’s time to repair this country and get this virus under control.
Cause I had seriously begun researching safer countries to move to or to at least have dual citizenship in because America is really in shambles and the boldness of white supremacist was getting outta hand (this idea is still in the back of my mind though).
Unplanned nights out with great food ft. older friends.
I am an avid serial planner, I don’t like doing things last minute, I appreciate having structure in my life but I do value moments of spontaneity because they turn into some of the best moments.
What was supposed to be a quick 10-15 minute visit to my friends house turned into us going out for dinner, chit chatting and a night of laughter. You really don’t know how much you miss human connection when you’ve been socially distancing for so long.
With that being said, yes I love having older, mature friends. I don’t know exactly what it is but whenever I’m really vibing with someone really well, they always happen to be older than me before I even know their age. I find younger people to be annoying and loud. I also find myself romantically dating older people as well.
I guess I like having people in my life who I can learn from, who’s going to give the best advice and tell me what I NEED to hear. Your older friends are gonna knock some sense into you and open you up to new and better things, while your young friends are gonna have you in the streets, partying, and being dumb.
Also very grateful for crab cakes.
Starting a new TV series and finding out there’s hella more seasons to binge.
There’s nothing worse than getting emotionally invested in a show only to find out there’s one or two seasons and/or that it’s being cancelled.
I was in pure bliss watching shows like: ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Orange is The New Black’ cause there’s so many seasons.
This month, I started a new show that I’m completely obsessed with. And it’ll be featured in my monthly favorites post. It’s nice having something to watch and unwind to after a long day/week of work.
Reaching 100 followers on my blog.
I was super excited to see that I reached 100 followers on Sunday, November 15th, 2020, which by the way, was on a Scorpio new moon.
I wanted to reach 100 by the end of the year, December 31st, 2020 to be exact. I not only hit my goal early but I surpassed it too. Look at God!
But I do want to say- I wasn’t going to be disappointed if I didn’t hit 100 because my MAIN goal for re-starting this blog was to have a space to share my thoughts again, and I did that.
You can really distinguish the real good hearted bloggers from the money hungry and popularity obsessed ones.
Being complimented on my character & personality rather than just my looks.
I can accept compliments on my looks all day but hearing someone compliment me on my writing, my blog, my work ethic, my aura, my personality, my MIND and the way I think, just hits way different. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
The above picture is just one of the compliments I’ve received this month. One of my new coworkers said they really like me after the first day of meeting me and that they can tell I’m passionate about my career.
I’ve even become emotional reading the positive feedback I’ve gotten on a few of my blog posts recently and how my words can impact the world. Being understood and heard is an amazing feeling.
Someone I love randomly telling me they love me.
Words of affirmation is clearly my love language.
I love being reassured, I’m a sucker for heartfelt paragraphs and effective communication.
Open up that throat chakra and tell me how you really feel.
So after I said “I love you too”, I decided to pay it forward by randomly telling someone else that I loved them. Because if that was able to make my day, I knew it would make someone else’s.
Say it before it’s too late.
Small intimate Thanksgiving dinners.
I wasn’t too sad about not having a big Thanksgiving dinner this year due to COVID restrictions because a lot of annoying pet peeves were avoided.
For example, I wasn’t interrogated by my elders about my love life (or lack thereof I should say), when I’ll be pro-creating little humans, how my career and school is going, or my plans for the future.
But all jokes aside, I am very grateful we were able to be together in an intimate setting, with a roof over our heads, with heat, enjoying a warm meal because some people don’t have that.
And I’m especially grateful me, my friends, and my family are all in good health.
What made you grateful this month or today? how was your Thanksgiving? I would love to know.
Till next time,