Welcome to the 30 Day Gratitude Challenge!

I’m so happy you’re here today! Over the next 30 days, we will spend some time reflecting on things in our lives that we are grateful for.  At the end of the challenge, I would love to have you share in the comments below what impact this challenge had on you (if any) and why. Let’s get started! Below you will find each day’s question. Feel free to go in order or skip around as you please!

Day 1: What are you most grateful for today?

I am most grateful for my two sweet little boys. They challenge me every day to grow and help me to be a better person. They give me unconditional love, make me smile and have given me so much joy! I love watching their curiosity and love for life <3

 

Day 2: What do you most love about yourself?

I am most grateful for how passionate and determined I am. I have a passion for living life to the fullest and spreading that love with others. When I set my mind to doing something, I am 100% committed to doing what it takes to make it so.

 

Day 3: What has helped you become more of who you are?

I am grateful to be able to be a mom, wife, daughter and friend. I am grateful for the experiences in my life that have shaped me into who I am today. I am grateful for the influential people in my life that have helped me become more of who I am.

Day 4: What everyday items are you most grateful for?

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I am most grateful for essential oils which empower me and help me to feel my best. I am grateful for the Echo speaker (and radio app) that allows me to listen to my favorite music and news. I am grateful for my car that allows me to travel where I need to go. I am grateful for my mochas because without them I would not function some days 😉

 

Day 5: What skills do you already have that you could give more of?

This is a difficult question for me. As a mom I feel like I give so much of myself all the time, but I am grateful to have two beautiful little boys. I could give more patience to my children and to the world. Slow down, live in the moment and let go of my expectations of what should be.

 

Day 6: What risk are you most grateful for having taken?

I am most grateful for taking the risk of leaving my career as a music teacher to stay home with my first child. It has taught me so much and I’ve never looked back.

 

Day 7: Who are you most grateful for in life and why?

I’m grateful for my sister because she loves me unconditionally (even when I’m at my worst) and she encourages and supports me.  I’m grateful for my best friend for her friendship and relentless support of everything I do. I am grateful for my parents because without them I wouldn’t be who I am today. I am grateful for my husband and my children because they challenge me to be the best person I can be.

Day 8: What relationships make your life feel rich and full?

The relationships I have made with my two boys make me feel rich and full. As do the relationships I have made through singing with my local choir and the many groups of friends I have developed over the years.

 

Day 9: What painful experience has helped you grow?

I’m going to bring it way back to my college years when I had a friend of mine let me in on a little secret that some of our mutual friends thought I talked about myself all the time. At first, I was angry and hurt that they would perceive my connections as being self-serving, but after some inward reflection I realized that my attempts to connect with other people needed a metamorphosis. I felt that when someone was sharing something with me, it was necessary for me to relate it to something happening in my life. What they really wanted was for me to listen and engage with them, but not to redirect the conversation to what was happening in my life. This was eye-opening and I have that friend to thank for cluing me in! It’s never too late and you’re never too old to become better.

 

Day 10: What has helped you become more of who you are?

I would have to say my children have been instrumental in helping me become more of who I am today. My blog and meditation have helped me to focus on being present and align more with my true self. There are also people and experiences in my life that get credit for molding part of who I am.

Day 11: What fears have you overcome that made you stronger?

Watching my mom battle cancer, getting through a long term relationship break-up, running my first half marathon, being a mom, leaving my career and starting my blog. There are many others, but these are the first to come to mind.

 

Day 12: What’s your primary goal right now and why are you grateful for it?

My primary goal is to align with my true self so that I can set an example for my children and give them the best life possible. I’m grateful for this goal because it has deepened the relationship I have with myself and strengthened the relationship I have with my children.

 

Day 13: What are 3 things you appreciate about where you are right now?

My warm home, my laptop and my coffee.

Day 14: What activities do you most enjoy doing?

I enjoy spending time with my kids, singing with a choir, running, reading, cleaning, getting coffee with friends and spending time outdoors!

 

Day 15: Describe the last time you did something nice for someone.

I was kind of embarrassed at how hard I had to think about this. I try to be kind as often as I can and we talk about kindness in our house on a regular basis. The last time I did something nice for someone was holding the door open for a gentleman with a stroller and kids.

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Day 16: What little miracle have you experienced lately?

A day at home with both of my kids. One was sick so we had no plans and stayed in most of the day spending time together.

Day 17: What do you most appreciate about the morning time?

I most appreciate the serene sounds of morning and the smell of coffee. And I love the chance to start again and that I’ve been given the gift of being alive one more day.

Day 18: What is one good habit you’ve formed and how has it improved your life?

Mindfulness Meditation. The weightlessness that occurs when you are not worried about the future or reliving the past, but focusing on what is happening right now. Game changer.

Day 19: What do you most appreciate about being the age you are now?

I appreciate being at an age where I am old enough to have two kids and young enough to still enjoy playing at a waterpark with them

Day 20: What goal have you accomplished in the last year and why are you grateful for it?

Taking care of myself; whether through meditation, feeling gratitude, exercise or taking a bath. It has made me a more patient mom. When I take time for myself, I find myself more present and able to handle the day much more so than before.

Day 21: Who is your favorite musical artist and what do you appreciate about them?

Day 22: What about nature are you most grateful for?

I hope you found value in what I shared, learned some new information about yourself and grew personally over the last 30 days.

“It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. And if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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