Hope you had a great weekend. I was grateful enough to have a nice extended break from the office. But I was still working. On my own business. I feel like the hashtag #nevernotworking is totally applying to me right now. If I’m lying in bed, driving in the car or even in the shower, I’m constantly think of new ideas for the brand.
But speaking of being grateful, last Thursday was Thanksgiving. Some people use this day to give thanks for the things/people they have in their lives and for others it’s a day to eat really good food. I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, however that doesn’t mean I don’t show my gratitude for all I have. But, over the weekend, I was reminded how I could show more gratitude for the “gifts” that I have and prayed for.
Earlier this year, I was unemployed and at one point had zero income. I remember the days, weeks and months, I would pray constantly for a way out of my situation and eventually I was blessed with a job at a great company. Even though I had to take a serious pay cut, the job is still in the field I love and I’m getting to meet some amazing people at great companies (time to network). And with me starting up a new brand/company in the retail industry, there’s so many things I can learn from people who are making major moves in the industry.
So I am completely grateful that my current situation is better than it was a year ago and I’m confident that this time next year, it will be even better. #goals #dreamchaser
With that being said, I have 4 Gratitude Goals that I really want to work on starting now.
- Showing More Gratitude for God. I was reminded how I really need to make sure I give more of my “first fruits” to God, instead of giving him my leftover time or trying to squeeze him in somewhere. So I plan to dedicate more time to reading the bible daily and outwardly showing my love for him.
- Gratitude for my family, specifically my parents. I honestly would not have made it through the last year without my parents, especially my dad. And now I’m finding that the older my parents get, the more assistance they need and the less patience I have. I REALLY want to try to exercise more patience with them and truly cherish the time I have with them, because there’s so many people who don’t have their parents around anymore.
- Use of my gratitude jar. I started a gratitude jar at the beginning of this year. I was supposed to use it to write down things I was grateful for (big or small) and then read them at the end of this year. However, I think I may have only written two things and dropped them in the jar. #majorfail So starting in December and going into the new year, I want to make use of the jar and add the things I am thankful for. Just little reminders of why I should appreciate the life, things and people I have in it.
- GratiTuesday. GratiTuesday is already a thing in the cyber world, so I’m late. But I wanted to bring it to my world, my blog and you. So once a month, probably the last Tuesday of every month (starting in December), I will share a list of things I am grateful for that month. And of course you are MORE than welcome to share your list as well.
Oh and if you’re looking for some motivation and inspiration, follow my new business page on Instagram. I’m still working on designs and trying to figure out the aesthetic, but the quotes are great. I promise! You can sign up for our emails on Hyi Society and receive a special discount when we officially launch too.
So that’s it. Go out and make your Monday great!