I’ve concluded the second week of practicing gratitude every day this month for National Gratitude Month.

Here’s what I was thankful for:

Day 8: I’m thankful for my dogs. Y’all know how much I love these puppers, and even though we’ve had a rough time training Milo (and we still have a ways to go), they still bring me so much joy. I love how they keep me company in my office while I work during the days and cuddle on the couch in evenings while we’re watching TV. They help make my heart feel full.

Day 9: I’m thankful for the cheesy Christmas movies that are always playing this time of year. They’re always so positive and predictable, but that’s what I love about them; sometimes it’s exactly what my anxious mind needs. I’m grateful that on days like today, when things start to feel like they’re just a little too much, I can get lost in a fictional winter wonderland. Btw, Hallmark has the best ones but without cable I’m making due with those on Amazon and Netflix!

Day 10: I’m thankful for the opportunity to always learn new things, even if it’s stuff I have very little interest in or feel like I’ll never use in “real life.” There’s a world full of knowledge out there and getting to access even a fraction of it over a lifetime is pretty cool.


Day 11: I’m grateful for Nick. I know I probably sound like a broken record but he’s my rock and keeps me grounded. I’ve needed him more than ever lately and he always answers the call. And for that I am so thankful.

Day 12: I’m thankful for my parents! Today was their wedding anniversary so it’s fitting that I mention them today. They’ve always been so supportive of who I am and everything I’ve ever wanted to do. From both of them I’ve learned how to be smart, strong, and resilient. Kind, caring, and generous. How to stand up for myself and others, and most importantly how to stand back on my feet every time I get knocked down. ❤️

Day 13: I’m grateful for my support system. My husband, my family, and my friends who are all there for me and make it possible to take chances that make me feel like I can breathe again.

Day 14: I’m thankful for sleepy Saturday mornings when we’re all snuggled up and have nowhere to be and nothing to do so we can just relax. It’s the best feeling.

That’s it for week 2. What are you thankful for?

Read week 1 here.