The 2018 Annual Attitude of Gratitude: Bloggers Flood The Internet With Happiness & Positivity!

I am doing my friend Dawn’s New Years gratitude exercise this year! Please do it with me! Go check out her blog post explaining how it’s done.

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Basically, I set a timer for 15 minutes and wrote down everything I could think of that made me happy and/or that I am grateful for. I like the list I came up with! Enjoy.

  1. My husband
  2. my children
  3. their silliness and laughter
  4. a warm bed
  5. my health
  6. anti-anxiety medication
  7. my naturopath
  8. therapy
  9. warm, sunny weather
  10. the ability to travel
  11. coffee
  12. my mom’s homemade fudge
  13. a full night’s sleep
  14. captivating, original movies
  15. books that inspire me
  16. michelle obama
  17. ellen degeneres
  18. making plants grow
  19. music that makes me want to sing and dance
  20. snow
  21. my son going to preschool
  22. babysitters
  23. grandparents
  24. my MOMS Club friends!
  25. my home
  26. a satisfying home-cooked meal
  27. feeling safe, secure, supported
  28. having events on the calendar to look forward to
  29. baking for my kids
  30. receiving artwork from my kids
  31. hearing my kids spontaneously say “I love you”
  32. seeing my kids play together
  33. knowing that my husband has my back, no matter what
  34. a well organized playroom, kitchen, closet…..okay household
  35. breakfast food
  36. being in nature
  37. writing blog posts
  38. being able to talk to friends who are far away like no time has passed
  39. social media…for mini-breaks during the day and a way to feel connected to others
  40. my new harry potter slippers
  41. my new hot/cold neck wrap
  42. the absence of migraines
  43. high-quality hand cream
  44. this chapstick that tastes and smells like vanilla
  45. fun earrings!
  46. any day I have the time and energy to do my hair/makeup/jewelry
  47. finding myself after slowly emerging from the baby stage of parenting
  48. watching my kids grow and change
  49. the time and space to exercise my creativity and be in flow
  50. looking forward to my youngest entering preschool when I’ll gain more crucial time to myself
  51. aaaaaand my 15 minutes is up!

 

I was thinking the other day, and I want to say that 2018 is the first year that’s felt better for me than the previous year since…2012. Seriously, I’ve had a very tumultuous life the last 6 years. A whole lot of excitement, change, stress, challenges, anxiety…sleep deprivation. I’m tired, but I’m hopeful. I hope 2019 is even better. If I have anything to say about it, it will be.

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m thankful for everyone who reads this.

Cheers!

Melissa

 

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12 responses

  1. I am new here too and I know the sense of uncertainity.Yet,its so inspiring to see you being back from everything that tended to hold you back

  2. GREAT list … I had a smile on my face when I read babysitters on your list.
    They are so unappreciated. What would a mother do without them?!
    Music is another one I liked from your list as I adore music and dance.
    I forgot so many. Of course, my cat, King Pelu has been looking at me strangely today.
    I think he know I forgot him. Ahhhh … that timer was a bit unnerving. LOL
    Hope you have a moment to pop over and read my list. I’d be so grateful.
    Have a lovely weekend …
    Isadora 😎
    https://insidethemindofisadora.com/2019/01/03/attitude-of-gratitude/

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  4. Melissa, I’m so happy you joined my Attitude of Gratitude challenge this year. I love reading these lists; it’s inspiring on so many levels. I really enjoy that your list includes so many beautiful details about your kids and family. It’s not easy being a parent. I know there are folks out there who will say otherwise, but I never found it “easy.” Love that you can see the sparkle amidst the challenges, and SO happy to see hear that you are feeling better this year than in the past few years…. Happy New Year!

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