This week’s flown by so quickly! I was in Mississippi for my job over the weekend, then luckily got the OK from my boss to take Monday off since I worked all weekend. I spent some much-needed time with my mom (shopping, duh!) and grabbed a bite to eat with her and my dad afterwards. It was a great day off!
Tomorrow, I also have the day off in observance of Good Friday. I never appreciated three-day weekends so much until I became a working adult. My fam and I are heading down to Hocking Hills to spend some time in the great outdoors, and I couldn’t be more excited!
So, you’re probably wondering where the above quote comes into play. I’ve recently been participating in this organization called Girls on the Run, which is a non-profit that teaches girls to have self-confidence while integrating physical activity. While we do a 5K at the end of the program (ours is superhero themed – I get to wear a cape and everything!), it’s less about being fast or “the best” and more about finishing the race and the positive feeling that comes with accomplishing something. It has a great message, especially for young girls!
Each practice of ours has a theme, and our most recent session centered around the theme of gratitude. The girls told me countless things that they’re grateful for, ranging from family and living in the United States to unicorns and doughnuts.
My point is that oftentimes, we become so downtrodden and focus on what we don’t have that we lose sight of what we do have. I’m guilty of doing this at times, but I recognize that my life is beautiful and wonderful and full of so many incredible people. I’m very fortunate and blessed, and while sometimes I’d rather snuggle in my bed all day instead of trek to the office (coffee, please!), I try to start each day with a positive outlook.
One of my fellow coaches said that she writes down five things she’s grateful for before she goes to bed every night, so she’ll see that list first thing in the morning. I think this is such a great idea, and a surefire way to start each day with a grateful heart.
Whether you’re celebrating Easter, nomming on some Peeps and Reese’s eggs, or just spending time with family/friends, I hope you have an amazing weekend!