As another year draws to a close, I’m called to reflect on what I’m grateful for. The autumn and winter seasons naturally evoke feelings of contentment and camaraderie as many of us gather with loved ones to celebrate the joys, growth, and milestones of months past.
No matter how your year has unfolded, take a moment to consider the reasons you have to say thank you. They could be as simple as having fresh air to breathe and clean water to drink or as significant as mending an estranged relationship, seeing your child graduate from college, or embarking on a new business venture.
Over the next few weeks, I invite you to join me in noting what you’re thankful for each day. If you already have an established gratitude practice, encourage a friend to follow suit. Check back often as I tally up the bundle of blessings this month has up her sleeve, and as the end of the year approaches, be present to the small graces that surround you.
Day 1: Waking up to warm cobbler.
Day 2: Cheerful notes from distant friends.
Day 3: Audiobook companions.
Day 4: Afternoon escapes.
Day 5: Loving communities of like-minded souls.
Day 6: Morning bright spots.
Day 7: Pleasant work spaces.
Day 8: Doorstep deliveries.
Day 9: New recipes for rainy days.
Day 10: Opportunities to create.
Day 11: Familiar smiles.
Day 12: A morning to write.
Day 13: Soothing scents.
Day 14: Coming home to a wagging tail.
Day 15: Sunset drives.
Day 16: Simple treats for the soul.
Day 17: The anticipation of a new read.
Day 18: Pizza night.
Day 19: Old faces and new spaces.
Day 20: Rainy day walks.
Day 21: Family game night.
Day 22: Morning yoga.
Day 23: Afternoon naps and evening pie.
Day 24: Full tables.
Day 25: New traditions.