A Very Thankful First Week

So for this month, I’ve decided to pull together a little list series to share what I’m thankful for each week. I find that when I spend more time thinking about the things I’m grateful for and less time dwelling on things that are not in my life, my heart feels lighter and I am more satisfied in the place that I am right now in my life. I wanted to spend this month highlighting some of my gratefulness that I have for the people, the things, and the experiences that I have in my life.

What am I thankful for this week?

1.) I am thankful for my mother helping me get some tasks done on a very busy week. My planner was full of things to get completed this week. I came home after a very long and busy day to find that my mom had prepared my broccoli, cheese dish for my work potluck tomorrow for me and had dinner cooking. Because of her help, I was able to sit down and have a nice dinner with her while we watched our current show ‘Grace and Frankie’ and talked about our days before heading to bunker up in my room and finish up painting my skateboard deck for next weekend’s local charity art show, Decked Out. I felt valued and it took an amazing amount of stress off my shoulders tonight. Thank you Mom!

2.) I am thankful that my idea came together and to life in my artwork tonight. I found relaxation in painting tonight and am feeling accomplished and proud of my artwork…considering I was cutting it really close with the painting due to the gallery tomorrow! It is such a great opportunity (and feeling) to be able to participate in such a great local event and be a part of a wonderful, artistic community.

3.) I’m thankful to be greeted at the door by such loving pups! The excitement and happiness that they have to see me every single day just fills me with joy!

4.) I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with my boss (she’s leaving for another opportunity…she will be missed greatly). I’ve learned so much about the business and about myself from working with her. She was a wonderful manager and brought the best out of me by helping me learn to play up my strengths and manage my challenges.

5.) I’m thankful for my friends for supporting and cheering me on in all of endeavors. They are the ones that motivate me to push towards my dreams and they’re also there to help me get up if I fall.

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