Feeling Grateful for …. in January

You may have noticed that a few of my recent posts reflected some frustration.

Well, yup.

But I’ve kept up my habit of gratitude journaling, and I thought it might be nice at the end of every month this year to look back at what I was grateful for — small things, big things, seemingly inconsequential things. But each one made my days a little brighter.

(And frustrations aside, WOW has this year started better than last year ended.)

So, in no particular order, here are a few things I was grateful for in January:

  • Laughed at Dave Barry’s year-end column (January 2)
  • Crystal (my physical therapist) said I have the worst back she’s ever seen (January 5 — and this was a good thing because it gave me hope that my back will get better!)
  • Finished Imperfect Birds and Medium Raw this week (January 12)
  • Metro installed better farecard readers (January 13 — have you met me? I’m a bit impatient, and these new card readers speed up getting through the gates)
  • Dad’s surgery went well (January 19)
  • Found a spot in our parking lot after class and in the freezing cold (January 24)

Told ya, it can be the littlest things that make a difference…


2 thoughts on “Feeling Grateful for …. in January

  1. That is a great idea! Happy to see that January brought some happiness and laughter back to your life! I hope it stays that way.

  2. After realizing toward the end of 2010 that I had only negative things to say about the year, I started thinking about what was good in 2011. I managed to come up with a short list. In the hopes of preventing this from happening for 2011, I bought a pocket calendar and try to write good things about at least 2-3 of the days. So far it has helped me to find positives that otherwise might have been buried in snowy commutes and cranky people at work.

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