An Attitude of Gratitude

I have been inspired lately.

I don’t know what really happened, but it seems like when I turned 30 a few weeks ago, a light bulb went off. I woke up inspired and switched gears. One of the things that I have been trying to do is start every morning with 5 things that I am grateful for. Now this concept is not my own. I was inspired by the ever-so-chic #girlboss Cara Alwill Leba. This is something that she does every morning. Cara is inspiring and I thought, “if it’s good enough for Cara, it’s good enough for me!” So every morning when I first wake up, before reaching for my phone or complaining I immediately think to myself 5 things that I am grateful for. At first, this wasn’t an easy task. But I am learning that however you spend the first 20 or so minutes of your day can set the tone for the rest of the day. I don’t want to be miserable. Life is too short for that. I have set out to celebrate every day as if it is my birthday. I’m never miserable on my birthday.

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I posted this photo on my Instagram and personal Facebook page earlier this week and I was overwhelmed with the comments and the messages I received. So many ladies told me they never thought to start their days like this. In the few short weeks that I have been doing this I have noticed a change. By taking it a step further and writing my gratitude down, I can remind myself how blessed I am even if I don’t feel it.

If you are reading this, I challenge you to grab a cute journal and use it to record your daily list of gratitude. When you get into a slump, you can go back and read all of the things that you are blessed to have in your life. If you do this, please share with me how your outlook on life has changed by choosing to have an attitude of gratitude.

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