Life has been pretty decent lately. I’ve been having a number of days in a row now where things are good. Not earth shattering, but pretty darn good. To be honest, it feels wonderful. I think that I’ve been a bit burnt out, and I really needed time like this.
When good things happen to me, I’ve found that one way to keep the momentum going is to take time and give thanks with a happy thoughts list. Writing a list of your happy thoughts can be a part of expressing gratitude, which is shown to help you be a happier person in your life.
So, without further ado, here are three things I’m grateful for right now:
1. People in my life who challenge me: One of the latest challenges has come from Vanessa, and her post about a 5 year plan. The idea of making a 5 year plan both intrigues and terrifies me. I have vague intentions laid out, but nowhere near the level of detail as the plan Vanessa has made. I really enjoyed her post on the topic, because by breaking down the plan as she did, it leads to a fascinating exercise in self-reflection. It led to me starting on a 5 year plan of my own, and the detailed breakdown of categories really got me thinking, which in turn got me rather excited.
2. Things blooming: While allergy season can be brutal murder for me, the time of the year when things bloom is incredibly beautiful.
3. The pleasure of a good book: Lately I’ve been reading some random science fiction (a guilty pleasure of mine). There’s something awesome about getting lost in a good book, where hours can pass with you living the story in your head.
What’s making you smile this week?