Giving Thanks… Even If It’s Not a Holiday


For years I contemplated keeping a gratitude journal. A gratitude journal is a way to make sure that I take the time to acknowledge and appreciate all of the little glimmers of light that I encounter each and every day.

My¬†girl Oprah was the first to tell me about it‚Ķ Yes I said “my girl” Oprah‚Ķ Doesn’t everyone believe¬†they have a personal relationship with the big O? Anyhow, according to Oprah, if you are:

“… thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”¬†

The older I get, the more I recognize that I¬†have so much to be thankful for; an amazing family, lifelong friends and even when I‚Äôm going through the storm, I¬†can still be thankful for¬†the the smile of a stranger or the smell of the peonies.¬†That’s what I¬†want to concentrate on; however, the key is to be consistent. So after much over-consideration¬†, I decided to finally start my journal. And I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they got an app for that!¬†Because life¬†can get so busy, the Gratitude Journal 365¬†is ideal for me; it’s ¬†really simple and it’s¬†super easy to record¬†and reflect on my¬†day. When you really think about it,¬†should we be¬†¬†waiting around for the next birthday or big holiday to celebrate¬†and to appreciate what we have? Rather, I think¬†we should be¬†thankful and celebrate everyday! So who’s going to¬†join me?

Taking the Leap

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Everyone has at least one thing that they‚Äôve always wanted to do¬†but keep¬† putting off. It could be because life happens and you can‚Äôt seem to find the time, you have an underlying fear of failure or simply because it‚Äôs not Monday (The only¬†day of the week that you could possibly start¬†something new ¬†;-). ¬†Well I‚Äôm sure I‚Äôm not alone when I say that I actually have several items¬†on my todo list and, with the start of this blog, I’m happily checking¬†off one. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to check off one of yours.

Welcome to Forever Kiwi!