Gratitude List: Day 14

by Dian Reid-Jancic· Follow Dian on

November 30. Is this the last day of gratitude? No; I’m still alive. And as long as I’m alive, I will be grateful. I see now that gratitude is inherent in all of us. It’s just less visible than the blood in our veins. And about that blood in our veins, we know it’s there even if we only see it when we are cut open or scared so deeply, we feel it pulsing, beating, swarming through our hearts. Nevertheless, the blood is there. And so, will always be my gratitude.

Final (but not) 39 points of Gratitude:

  1. Leslie Lupinsky, for believing in me and pushing me forward (always forward) in my coaching career.
  2. Staples, for putting just about every office supply I need under one roof and then making it “affordable”.
  3. Reflection, without which I may not see any growth at all.
  4. Those little floor pads that stick to the bottoms of furniture legs, which keep said furniture from scratching up the floors.
  5. Furniture dollies.
  6. Reminders.
  7. Windex.
  8. My chiropractor.
  9. Inspired! on Demand.
  10. Our clean, cut grass, because it hadn’t been cut for over a month when we left for Houston last week.
  11. HOA meetings.
  12. You. Because without you, “we” wouldn’t exist.
  13. Fear. It keeps me on my toes and lets me know exactly what I need to move through in order to reach my goals.
  14. That I know what Jackson means to tell me when he sits in front of the kitchen sink and stares at the faucet.
  15. That time moves forward only one second, one minute, one hour, one day, one week, one month, one year at a time (and I get to choose which one to focus on).
  16. Perspectives, both mine and others’.
  17. Office Space. That movie makes me laugh (and appreciate not reporting to a cubicle for the last few years).
  18. Clear, beautiful skies after a storm.
  19. Thoughts that escape my lips as pure as their origination in my mind.
  20. That I was able to see my grandfather as a whole man by the end of his life, and not just the parts he showed to me most often.
  21. Cognitive thought.
  22. Reasonable doubt.
  23. My day at the Long Beach Aquarium.
  24. That I value myself enough to value others.
  25. Chapstick.
  26. That toenails grow back, even if it takes months to do so.
  27. The NY Times Bestseller List, because it gives me something to strive for.
  28. That my heart beats without me even having to think about it.
  29. Neighbors who ask permission before blocking our garage doors.
  30. The “Quick Tune” button on our DTV remote (and Erin for figuring out how to use it).
  31. All the hours of sunlight in the day, even the short days in December.
  32. That Jackson is a good tempered perrito, even if a little on the protective side.
  33. That reality is rarely what I’ve concocted in my head.
  34. That I believe I matter, and therefore I do make a difference.
  35. That no one found my grandmother’s stash when she died; it’ll be a nice surprise for whoever does find it.
  36. That I’ve dealt with death enough in my life to not be afraid of it, and not enough to actually experience it.
  37. That I chose wisely this time.
  38. The day I went solo in Japan and saw Matsumoto Castle and Nagano all on my own.
  39. The thought these lists have provoked, evoked, invoked in me, and the lists themselves.
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