An Attitude of Gratitude

Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 8.18.15 PM It’s so easy to get caught up in all of the things we don’t have, instead of focusing on all of the things we already do. Developing an attitude of gratitude isn’t always easy, and it’s something I’ve vowed to work on in the upcoming months. With all of the craziness going on in the world right now, I’ve been thinking lately how truly blessed I really am.

I’m thankful for the roof over my head. I’m thankful for the family I have underneath it. I’m thankful for my generally good health. I’m thankful for my youth and for all the life left ahead of me that I have yet to live. I’m thankful for my working fingers typing this blog right now, and for my eyes that let me see the words as they pop up on the screen. I’m thankful for my ears that can hear music and the sound of coffee brewing in the morning. I’m thankful for my nose, even though it’s a little stuffy right now. I’m thankful for my skipping and dancing two legs. I’m thankful for my hugging two arms. I’m thankful to have found a hobby I love (Zumba), and a second family because of it. I’m thankful for my job and my thoughtful coworkers. For my sweet, funny, and caring friends. I’m thankful to live in a state where I experience all four seasons: from the first falling leaf to the softest spring spreeze. I’m thankful for honey particularly this week, as I’ve been battling a cold. I’m thankful for tea, too, and the comfort it brings after a long chilly commute home.

I can go on and on with this list, but I want to make gratitude a normal part of my daily routine. Every day, I want to wake up and notice something new to be thankful for. Because the truth is – regardless of what I don’t have, what I do have is so much more.

Till next time xo


2 thoughts on “An Attitude of Gratitude”

  1. Good morning Ashley . . . I too try to count my many blessings each day and I count you amoung them. Thank you for sharing your love of Zumba with me and the ladies at Curves Green Brook. If someone told me that I would be bouncing out of bed on a Saturday morning looking forward to ZUMBA I would have told them they must have me confused with someone else. . . I am so grateful that you came into my life. . . Your youthful enthusiam is contagious and you make me believe anything is possible!! xox

    1. Good morning, Pat! 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your awesome group of ladies with me! You guys are a pleasure to have in class, and I am so thankful to have found you, too! What better way to spend a Saturday morning than with friends and dancing??? 🙂 and of course, thank you for reading! ❤ xoxo

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