Celebrating with Gratitude: 27 Things

Whenever I think about how long my blog has been around, I get all giddy and goofy. I’ve been writing on this blog since 2006, and my former website launched in 2002. Wowza! I’ve documented  a few birthdays here and there, but this one’s going to be a little bit different. I’m currently drinking my morning coffee (still in pajamas) with this sense of lightness and gratitude. I’m spending the day with my Mom, Godmother, and then my fiance, and just having an overall amazing weekend. Since I began practicing Yoga and meditation two years ago (and following some of Gabrielle Bernstein’s Kundalini meditations), I’ve been working hard on ridding my life of negativity and focusing on the positive. It’s not always easy; there are always situations or people who challenge me, and it is for this reason that on my 27th birthday I would like to share with you 27 things I’m grateful for…in no particular order.  

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1. Selfies; 2. Family, friends, Keith, and all of my blog pals; 3. Yoga; 4. Gabrielle Berntstein’s Kundalini Meditations; 5. Quinoa; 6. My very challenging students of the past semester; 7. New books; 8.Long, deep breaths; 9. Morning Coffee; 10. Pigeon Pose; 11. Spring scarves; 12. Honesty; 13. New windows; 14. Fresh, salt air; 15. Pens and paper; 16. Soft, wet grass under my flip flops; 17. My curls; 18. Organizational tools; 19. The sunshine in my bedroom window at 6 a.m; 20. Being within walking distance to the shoreline; 21. My home; 22. Lent and learning how to re-cook; 23. Ped socks for flats; 24. Fountain pens; 25. The ability to run; 26. My days and nights; 27. Life and where it takes me next. 

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7 thoughts on “Celebrating with Gratitude: 27 Things

  1. Happy Birthday, lady!! I wish I would have never quit blogging. 8 years of blissandblessings.com/curlsdotnu is quite the accomplishment! It’s definitely a lot more work than people think it is.

  2. Well, even though I wished you a happy birthday last week already, I still hope you had a lovely day and everything! :D 8 years of blogging is truly an accomplishment, and I would definitely agree that pens and paper are two things I’m grateful for, as well :)

  3. WAAAYYY late to this party, but Happy Birthday! :)
    First of all, kudos to you for managing the same blog for years. My overall blogging experience has been quite flaky, but I’m improving so we’ll see how that goes. I think it takes an adjusted attitude on my part to improve my performance. One of the things I need to remember is to embrace the positives and show gratitude over the little things in life, just like what you’re doing! After all, a good chunk of one’s quality of life is determined by the inner perception. Great list and reminder! :D

  4. I hope that you had a very happy birthday, and I love the idea of celebrating by concentrating on the things that you are thankful. Eight years of blogging is quite an accomplishment – having it on the same location is an even bigger one. Congrats!
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