Day 1: 30 Days of Gratitude

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I'm learning to embrace life's disappointments and transitions with grace although I'm not so good at doing so.

This summer has probably been the most difficult one of my life. Life is teaching me many lessons and I'm listening and learning. I am stronger as a result. It takes strength and courage to persevere and turn negative situations into positive ones.

My non-profit continues to go. I've never doubted my non-profit administrative skills but I am shocked at how much progress SNIWWOC has made in a year. I have an amazing worldwide support network of friends and family. I live in a nice place and a wonderful neighborhood I absolutely love. I am in a good place.

I hung out here this weekend! How lucky am I?

I'm currently reading the meditation journal called "The Language of Letting Go" by Melody Beattie. There's something to meditate on for each day of the year. August 1 is titled "Gratitude". Thinking of gratitude motivated me to do a 30 Day Gratitude Challenge. Here are some things that stood out to me on page 218 of the book:
"Say thank you, until you mean it. Thank God, life, and the universe for everyone and everything sent your way.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.
Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude's power"
I've read that page so many times in the past 24 hours. I am grateful for the experiences of this summer. I don't know why the universe decided that the transitional period of summer 2015 was the best time to school me but I'm grateful nevertheless.

I'm grateful for a road trip this weekend. I have many close friends from all over the world currently living in Nigeria, Botswana, the US, Canada, Japan, and Spain who I talk to regularly and are always there for me. I am so thankful for every single one of them.

Pictures from this weekend in Strathcona Provincial Park!


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