This year I wanted to find a more positive and healthy way to stay connected through social media. Besides going back to social media free weekends I have also committed to myself to stay off social media and my phone as much as I can when other people are in my presence, especially my family. I want to be fully present and intentional about my time with the people I love. Another way I will be using social media, Instagram specifically, is to keep a Gratitude Journal. I have always found the practice of gratitude incredibly rewarding. Finding blessings in the ordinary and light in the darkness can truly change your life. I want to be constantly aware of things to be grateful for. I plan on sharing monthly round-ups of my Gratitude Journal here as well as other iPhone pics I’ve taken of things I am grateful for. I encourage you to start your own gratitude journal, whether through social media or in a private written journal, and see if it doesn’t change your outlook on life.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.”
– Melody Beattie

Things I am grateful for in January….

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Quiet Mornings by the fire | A new angel in Heaven | Fresh eggs from friends

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Yummy, yummy clementines | Art Time with my favorite little girl | Cozy Slippers to hold up this extra weight

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Fresh air and snow to play in | Being sprinkled by my closest friends and family | A celebration life and love

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Playdates with people who inspire you | Animal Tracking |  A job I love