Gratitude Day 21: you

Prompt:  There wasn’t one…So I’m making one up.

So clearly the challenge took longer than 21 days...Life got busy as it always does and things got pushed to the back burner. But I'm here. The 21st day of the challenge.

21 days of self-reflection

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There are some clear things that I need to work on. And there are also things that I need to take the time to appreciate more in life. Life is scary man! It's so unknown and random. To be able to have the chance to live another day is such a huge blessing and there are times that I need to realize that. We all know that there are people that don't make it to the next day. It's just a hard fact of life.

Death is the only thing for certain.

So why doesn't this fact motivate us to live life to the fullest? What's holding us back? Is it our own worries and thoughts? Our own self-judgment? Other's judgment? What's really holding you back?

I think there are times I get bogged down with work and making sure everything is checked off my to do list that I forget about the little things on the side, like showing my appreciation towards people. I forget to say thank you to people that help me every day. Of course, I'm not being rude or snobbish. It's more so that I forget that like me...sometimes people need to physically hear your gratitude.

Throughout the series I've realized a number of things:

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My fear is that I feel like I'm not doing enough

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I'm starting to have responsibility for my energy

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I value communication...like A LOT

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I'm slowly coming to the realization that who and where I am is exactly what needs to be happening

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and along those lines I need give myself more credit

As I sit here and try to think of what's next I realize that I need to just enjoy the moment that I finished. Why am I rushing the moment? That seems to be a common thing for me. Once something is done...it's on to the next.

But it's ok.

It's ok to be pause.

It's the pauses that makes everything worth it.

So until the next post...

Be grateful