|from my relax board on pinterest|
but close to a year ago now, I started working everyday after going to class and I realized how quickly I dilapidated into grudging apathy in the face of an inevitably monotonous schedule. it was at that point that I realized I didn't want to live like that (*there's a pin for that that says I wasn't born to just pay bills and die* and I FEEL). so I began to progressively and purposefully and frequently failurely (*this is a new word that I just made up ok*) think of and appreciate small things that I enjoyed or are beautiful or anything at all! like the sunset, or someone actually smiling at you in passing, being at home with a blanket, home cooked meals, having a body that is healthy (like how do I not think about this everyday), new headphones, the fact that I have a pretty much endless supply of paper to write on, the people that God has placed in my life, God's promises, WAFFLES, and more!! it also prompted me to take time for myself, but also to go out of my way to brighten someone else's day in a small way. this is a win-win situation, y'all.
honestly, I entitled this WIP for work in progress, because it was a draft and I didn't want Kate or Abbie to get too excited about it and publish it in advance or something hahaha. but it's actually true to the post. because gratitude will always be a work in progress. you'll never be perfect in this area. you are a work in progress. and guess what? that's ok! give yourself time and grace and you will see progress eventually! I don't think I really thought that I would, but here I am. haha, God has a funny way of doing that.
turns out, taking it day by day will actually get you a long way. so, let's get started. let's do this together as a community. there's never a better day than today. what are YOU grateful for today?
- Olivia K