Thursday, May 22, 2014

Uncovering gratitude

Lately, I've felt stretched thin...with so many responsibilities on my plate. Work. Parenting. Wife. Chef. Homeowner. Referee. Teacher. Therapist.

And I've found myself wishing I could escape the reality that is my life, at least for a few days.

It's not that I don't love my life. But I just feel an overwhelming desire to focus on me for more than an hour at a time when I workout.

When I saw my friend Britt's recent post about not feeling like enough, it resonated with me and I realized I needed to change my perspective.

I am blessed. Beyond measure. And I am grateful (beneath everything that has been burying my gratitude).

So that's why I've finally decided to take the leap...and tackle gratitude journaling.

It's a concept that isn't new, and Britt (and even Oprah) have been touting it for years. But I've always brushed it off as one of this kitschy ideas, thinking I know what is good in my life and can be thankful for what I have without having to write it down.

But I haven't been. And I want to change that.

My gratitude journaling will be a personal thing for me, with a gratitude jar tucked away in a private location just for me.

And I can't wait to see what blessings reveal themselves as I actively look for them.

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