This is my first ever blog hop attempt. I thought if I’d start, it would be appropriate to celebrate with gratitude and remember the week and the lessons in it. This is a weekly gratitude post on Fridays, part of the Celebrate the Small Things blog hop hosted by Lexa Cain. Please feel free to join too; gratitude makes the world a better place.
This week I’m grateful for finally starting to blog actively after avoiding it for almost two months. In fact, if I was to be precise and accurate I’d say that I have been avoiding it for three years but who counts?
I’m grateful for facing my fears yet for one more week. For some of us life is full of fears, small fears, big fears, paralysing fears, all kinds of fears. I’m grateful that after recognising each fear I act and do what the fear is telling me not to do. I intend to continue doing the same forever.
I’m grateful for my friends, both old and new, the people who make my life better by simply being in it. It’s so easy to forget and take people for granted. I’m also grateful for the people at work, my colleagues and friends. Support, collaboration, and staying positive is always a two way process and this week I didn’t forget and didn’t take them for granted.
I’m grateful I faced a terrible blunder early this week, and despite being hit by a wave of toxic shame, I recovered almost immediately, apologised, and acknowledged the lesson, which was that complaining and being negative is not productive and saps one’s energy. After that, I managed to reach the point where every time I wanted to complain I’d notice it and stop myself in time, something I’m proud of achieving.
Finally, I found that I’m willing to adapt my thought processes when necessary, another scary prospect and in one case I actually did it. This one is still in progress but it has started despite the inner resistance. Actually, I am work in progress, through and through.
Thank you so much for reading. Also, thanks and gratitude to Claudia H. Blanton, whose posts made me aware of this blog hop. What are you celebrating this week? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.