The Gratitude List

June 17th 2018


  1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Gratitude is something that I have always possessed but often failed to recognized. In recent conversations with my friend Ish, I learned I have a rather strained relationship with gratitude and the expression of it. I am going through a lot lately on a more personal level and, as a result, I am finding it hard to find things to be grateful for.

You see, when you are struggling, it is often hard to look beyond the gray to see that life is still beautiful on the other end. That is why, today, I am going to write a list of things I am grateful for, no matter how trivial and dumb they seem (in no specific order).

  1. My family
  2. My friends
  3. Dogs
  4. All animals
  5. The color yellow
  6. The fact that I can see colors
  7. The fact that I’m alive
  8. My job (despite it not being exactly what I need right now)
  9. Yoga
  10. Writing
  11. JessofEarth
  12. Fruit, but most of all, cherries
  13. Traveling
  14. My 30 minute commute
  15. Astrology
  16. Astronomy
  17. Crystals
  18. Essential Oils
  19. Books that teach me things
  20. Books that take me on journeys
  21. The fact that I have a home
  22. My phone
  23. Social media (it is a fun hobby AND the basis for my career)
  24. My followers, for allowing me to share parts of myself online openly
  25. Myself, because there is only one

What are some things you’re grateful for? I am trying to take some time each day to reaffirm my gratitude and see how that helps me grow.


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Jess, 25, yogi, believer in things, book worm, shy, aspiring human of Earth. I like to spend my time on a yoga mat, typing away with my thoughts, or taking pictures of anything and everything. Stop on by for everything from self-care to book reviews to fashion posts and more!

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