One of the items on my “20 for 2020” list was to begin a Daily Gratitude practice. With all the 2’s playing out today (02-02-2020), I thought I’d share 2 of the things that have appeared most often on those daily lists, which I have been regularly keeping (except for 2 misses) since January 1st.
I am so very grateful for our new home and all that has entailed this month.
While the month was busy with expanding to-do lists, juggling various subcontractors, and the physical exhaustion of moving and settling in, there were also many moments of pure bliss. I’m grateful for hubby’s ability to complete so many of those to-do’s. I’m grateful for a conscientious contractor who has worked through two garage-building snafu’s and kept everything on schedule. I’m grateful for friends who have popped in to see what we are doing and being so complimentary of the space (even with the mess it is) and the view. I do believe I’ve seen more sunrises in the past month that in my whole life, as it’s a joy to watch it rise over the water.
I am grateful to be shifting from moving-mode to living-mode.
I already love living in this new space – with its large kitchen counters, lots of windows, and amazing back yard. The location has allowed me to link into a new yoga studio I am really pleased with and continue the connection to neighbors/friends I had begun in last year’s snowbird time. Even though the weather has been unseasonably cool (for Florida), I’ve been able to enjoy how close we are to the beach.
I am finding that writing three things I am grateful for each day really helps keep me positive and more in the moment. Yes, the to-do list is still long, especially as we look towards into the next stages of the move. But I am also grateful that most of the upcoming challenges are “good ones” to have.
Do you have any intentional daily gratitude practice?
Picture: today’s sunrise… with the new fish flag hubby put up.