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I wrapped up my first week of work! As such, the weekend was supposed to be spent recuperating from the adjustment. However, this didn’t happen haha. I wasn’t able to do all of the blogging I wanted to do this weekend (including these posts), nor was I able to check out other posts! No worries though, I’m on it this week.
Anyway though, here are the 5th and 6th installments of 31 Days of Gratitude! Read below to see what’s up!
With the opening of a new month and new opportunity, I want to bring something a little different to this little site of mine. I read a great post from nellytherebel.blog via a Facebook group I am in (shoutout to y’all!), which was titled: “66 Days of Gratitude: Make Gratitude a Habit.” I read it and thought, “this is great.”
1. It provides a simple way to think about the little things. As I’ve beat down on many times on here: I experience major depression and anxiety. Thankfully the depression is in a ‘trough’ right now, but anxiety is still a b*tch. This forces me to think about things that I love daily for at least a little bit.
2. I’ve said time and time again here that I want to be more consistent. This is another way to create content that is authentic and meaningful, while remaining consistent.
With all of that being said, I would like to adapt Nelly’s 66 days to 31….one post for every day this month.
Day 5: Which body part are you most grateful for?
This is an interesting one to think about, especially considering I haven’t necessarily had the best relationship with my body. With that in mind, no body part immediately comes to mind.
Thinking about this a bit more though, I might say my hands. I have my mom’s hands, or at least hands that are similar to hers. They aren’t big, and my fingers are slender. I would always get compliments on them when I was younger, and would always get told that they would be good for the piano (which I never learned to play).
They look a little ashy in this picture (oops), but these are my hands lol. I’ve thought about really working on them by getting manicures more often and taking care of my skin in order to hand model. I know it sounds funny, but it’s been something people have said to consider (in addition narrating children books – shoutout to Paige and Kiera!). If anyone knows about that, please let me know. I’m dead serious!
Outside of the whole hand modeling thing and vanity, I am also here thinking about all of the cool things I am able to do with my hands. I love to eat, wash my hair (well not really, but I like feeling it at least), type these posts….so so much. Typing this out now makes me realize how much I have taken my hands for granted. They’re great!
Day 6: Which sports are you most grateful for?
I do not play sports. I repeat:
I do not play sports.
I do like to watch basketball though. I never really liked watching sports like that, but started watching Knicks games on TV with my dad when I was in high school. This really served as an activity to help us bond more which I always appreciate, so I am grateful for basketball for that. Admittedly though, I really only watch NY Knicks games with a sprinkling of some other NBA teams.
As far as playing, I don’t really play any sports, but I did swimming lessons when I was younger. It was recommended that I join the swim team (I was actually a good swimmer – especially my backstroke), but I never went forward with it because I was too anxious. In retrospect, that is something I regret, but it’s yet another example of how I let my anxiety get in the way of pursuing new opportunities. This isn’t the post for that though, so back to the positives!
I am grateful for swimming because it’s really therapeutic. Water feels so nice against the skin, especially when it’s nice and cool, or warm. I like to just wade sometimes and relax, or float and just take everything in. Swimming is also great for working out your entire body since it involves all of your muscles.
Those are two sports I have come to appreciate over the years though!
What do you all think?
If you missed the previous posts, you can check them out: