A Month of Gratitude: Day 27

27 Things I am grateful for this week:

  1. The cool breeze on this beautiful fall day
  2. Baby snuggles
  3. Yummy bagels from our local shop down the street
  4. The smell of sweet potatoes roasting in the oven
  5. A splash of vanilla syrup in my coffee
  6. DVR- no commercials
  7. Having a quiet moment to myself
  8. My new husband
  9. Hash browns
  10. Baby M still has blue eyes
  11. Splendid leggings (see through but oh-so-soft)
  12. Pinterest holiday inspiration
  13. A cute yoga studio nearby
  14. Friends that “get me”
  15. Bike riding
  16. Sandy toes from a walk on the beach
  17. Yesterday’s coffee date & chitchat with Mom
  18. Dirty Chai at EcoBean
  19. Organic goodies at Nature’s Food Patch in Clearwater
  20. Smiles from strangers when they see Baby M
  21. Travel memories
  22. Yoga
  23. The excitement of the holidays
  24. The freedom of choice
  25. Laughter
  26. Love
  27. Access to information

Some things may be silly while others are serious, but all that really matters is to begin each day with a grateful heart. Melanie Greenberg from Psychology Today writes

Experiencing and expressing gratitude is an important part of any spiritual practice.  It opens the heart and activates positive emotion centers in the brain.  Regular practice of gratitude can change the way our brain neurons fire into more positive automatic patterns. The positive emotions we evoke can soothe distress and broaden our thinking patterns so we develop a larger and more expansive view of our lives.  Gratitude is an emotion of connectedness, which reminds us we are part of a larger universe with all living things.

Gratitude is pretty powerful stuff.

What are you grateful for today?

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