I’ve been so MIA on here!
I’m back to looking for inspiration, and I really need it right now.
I’ve felt sad for much of 2018. My dad died suddenly early in the year and unfortunately, that defined the entire year.
While I’m going to be processing this for a long while (cry days are plentiful and frequent), and while I am really never going to overlook the assholes in everyday life, I would very much like to get myself into a habit of acknowledging the positives in my life, on a daily basis.
So while I will still complain to my friends and bitch about things that are insufferable, I would like to carve out a few minutes each day to appreciate my privilege. Could be past or present, big or small, mundane or deep. But I’d like to think of something I’m grateful for every day. Maybe it will change my long term outlook – who knows?
Day 1 of gratitude: I am so grateful to have gainful employment that allows me to have a roof over my head, food on my table, and anything else I need. I think we often forget that many of us, however comfy, are only a few degrees separated from losing everything, and being like the guy living in a box on the street. I’m appreciative of my mental health (however precarious that shit is), my capacity to work, and all the circumstances that allow me to maintain my independence. 🙏🏼
Precious by Design