30 Days of Gratitude: Day 30

Write yourself a thank you note. Dear me, Thank you for seeing all 30 Days of Gratitude though. I’m not sure what result you wanted, or expected, from doing this but, I’m happy that it has helped to change your perspective on how you spend your time and attention. I hope that you use thisContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 30”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 29

Three good things. I’m grateful for family, and for the way that they’re always there even during times when we aren’t physically together. I’m grateful for the way that all of us, in our family, have such different personalities and perspectives and paths that we’re following. I’m grateful for our home, with a solid roofContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 29”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 28

Ask someone else what they’re grateful for. This was a good prompt in that it started a good conversation, with my wife, over Thanksgiving Day dinner. Through this, we realized how many of the same things we were grateful for, and how many of the same things we want to try to work for, toContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 28”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 27

Compliment a stranger. I scheduled a late grocery delivery because our Thanksgiving Day plans had changed (last minute). Grocery shopping isn’t my favorite thing to do, and the though of going to the store was terrifying considering how busy they would be the day before Thanksgiving. If the store is out of something, someone willContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 27”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 26

What’s one thing that would make you happy today? If you can, do it. I went for a drive, today. It’s been a while since I drove around for the sake of driving around. This was a good, relaxing experience as I got to roam around the streets and neighborhoods of Sacramento while listening toContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 26”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 25

Write about something that happened in your day that left you feeling satisfied. After work, I started work on some code (part of my final project for a class). The plan was just to get some lines and a basic outline written so that I could come back to it later this week, when IContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 25”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 24

Do something nice for someone else today. I didn’t leave the house nor interact with anyone, today. There were times when I thought “I need to go out” but couldn’t come up with anything specific to do. It was a nice, relaxing weekend and I was selfishly enjoying it. In retrospect, I kind of regretContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 24”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 23

Three good things I am grateful for the grocery delivery service that we decided to go back to using, and grateful that we have the means to do so. Neither of us like grocery shopping, and the delivery allows us to add our weekly staples and have them delivered at a time that works inContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 23”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 22

Practice pausing. Instructions: Today, whenever you’re waiting for something, resist the urge to pull out your phone to fill the time. Instead, practice pausing: take several deep, mindful breaths, allowing yourself to feel what it’s like to fully inhale. I had a cleaning appointment, at the dentist, today. I arrived a little early and satContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 22”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 21

What are you grateful for today? I am grateful for having worked really hard at the beginning of the week, making today a very light work and school day. I had some meetings (conference calls), and some of those resulted in some actions to take but, using some of the momentum from the beginning ofContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 21”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 20

Write — and deliver — a gratitude letter. Unfortunately, I didn’t go through with this exercise. I did draft the letter but i don’t have means to deliver (send) the better. I cannot find the teacher online, on any social media platforms. I did consider calling the school to see if they can be anyContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 20”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 19

Do just one thing at a time. I had a productive morning and found myself ahead on work and school fronts so, I opted to unwind playing some Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Usually, when I play video games, I have a podcast playing or the TV on in the background. This session was “distraction free”; justContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 19”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 18

Think about where your food comes from. I’m fortunate in that 1) I live in California and, 2) I live in the Sacramento Valley, which means that it’s very easy for me to get fresh, local produce. There are sections in our grocery store, in the produce section, for different farms in the area andContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 18”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 17

Write down three things in your daily life that you are grateful for. I’m grateful for the ParkMobile app that allowed us to pay for our parking while avoiding the line of people at the parking machines. There are quite a few places around the city that uses this app, and I’ve found that itContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 17”