Staying Grateful Through the Difficult Times

Today I have found many reasons to crack, be stressed out and feel like a heavy weight is on me. I can say that so far, I am allowing it to get the best of me. I have cried, “vented”, and fed into the negative emotions and pretty much wasted my entire morning. But now, now I am choosing to take an active approach to making my day better.

Today, as I struggle a little more, I will ask a little more of myself.

10 Reasons I am Grateful Today

  1. I have a great support network of people that are willing to listen. Although venting is not a great solution to any problem, my friends are there to see me through and knowing that I have them available to me is amazing.
  2. I am incredibly grateful for how healthy this pregnancy has been so far.
  3. I will have the opportunity to spend the afternoon working in some gardens, planting flowers and playing in the dirt.
  4. I could get out of the bed this morning and stand on my own two feet.
  5. I am grateful that I have the frame of mind to recognize when I am incredibly stressed or down and I have the motivation to change that for myself.
  6. I get to live in an incredibly peaceful setting which is perfect for me and is my version of a perfect place to raise a child.
  7. I have a wonderfully supportive soon-to-be-husband that cares about me and believes I can succeed in anything I try to do.
  8. I am able to forgive myself when I screw up.
  9. I have friends and family that are excited to surround this new little baby with love and happiness.
  10. My heartburn has almost all but gone away! (at least for today)

“Most of us never stop to consider our blessings; rather, we spend the day only thinking about our problems. But since you have to be alive to have problems, be grateful for the opportunity to have them.” – Bernie Siegel

1 Comment

  • Hannah Hawley July 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Being grateful is an amazing way to pull us up! I am loving this series and posted my first grateful post yesterday. Thank you so much for sharing.


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