Day 1 of the #GR8TFUL28 Gratitude Challenge

gratitude weekly Been reading about the many benefits of cultivating gratitude in one's life. I am not great at journaling (hence the reason why I'm trying to maintain this blog), but when Gr8tful_yogi asked me to join her on hosting a Gratitude Challenge for the month of July, I thought this would be a great opportunity to try to journal and keep in mind ALL the wonderful things I have in this life.

Comparison is the thief of joy and, therefore, I am grateful for the following today:

  • Feeling really great lately. I have lots of energy, my skin has cleared up and I'm feeling pretty productive with work, maintaining a home life, connecting with the children, etc. I know I take for granted my health a lot and am just grateful that my body and mind are feeling good.
  • Enjoying the summer with my boys. Before the boys' preschool got out for the season, I looked at each week of the summer and tried to plan out some fun things for us all to do. I want summer to feel a little different for the boys - so I booked and scheduled a beach trip, a few trips to the lake and some summer camps. I'm making playdates with friends and their children and - while the schedule is not overly detailed - it's been nice to do different things and experience new activities together.
  • Grateful for a long weekend/week. This week marks the beginning of the July 4 holiday. I've already noticed that work is slowing down a bit and project assignments are slowing down. I'm grateful for the opportunity to work - but to have the luxury of a little more time with the kiddos is always a plus.

What are you grateful for this fabulous Sunday?