Day 2: Being Thankful

I didn’t do a thankful post on Sunday, but I was told today that it takes 21 days to make a habit out of something (good and bad), so I’m going to try and stick with it.

  1. I am appreciative that my boss and client gave me extraordinary feedback today about the event that I hosted on Friday. To top it all off, I got a call from my company’s president praising me for the positive feedback. What a huge impact on my attitude and confidence. I needed that.
  2. For the last couple of days, I have enjoyed an ongoing conversation with “J”, a newer friend. I am appreciative that I have a friend that I can talk to and can relate to. Someone who is not judgmental, understands how I feel, and is generally thoughtful and caring. I am thankful that I have this new friend in my life. We have so much in common, it’s uncanny (even the stuff that we say we have never told anyone about!). It’s quite therapeutic to tell someone your dirtiest secrets and not be judged for them.
  3. Last night I reached out to a friend that I haven’t heard from in a long while. He has been struggling with alcoholism for years (unbeknownst to me). After reaching out to him and telling him that he should keep in touch, he invited me to a Caps game on Thursday. I’m really excited to see him and go to the game. We have a rocky history, so I am thankful that my husband is trusting in me and is okay with me going with him. If the shoe was on the other foot, I’m not sure I would be as trusting, so I am thankful that he is.
  4. I took my daughter to a dance class at the Little Gym on Sunday. She really enjoyed it and seemed to be a natural. It makes me really reflect on what I have. I never got the opportunity to do these sorts of things as a child. We just didn’t have the money even though my parents worked very hard to give us a better life than they had.  I am very thankful that my husband and I are able to afford to have our kids participate in the things that I never could.
  5. I have made a promise to myself that I will lose weight. Yes, I have been making myself this promise for years (le sigh). I am convinced that I would be happier if I was less self-conscious with my body. The muffin-top is NOT hot! My friend “J” from #2 has encouraged me to make a small change first. He told me that it takes 21 days to make a habit out of something. So I am starting small. I am cutting out regular soda. I did it today at lunch. I had tea instead. I am thankful that I have the will power to make changes that will make me a healthy happier person. Thank you, J. 🙂

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