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On Gratitude | 13 in 2013

I’ve been sick with the flu for the past couple weeks and spent the first half of the week being over dramatic, asking God to just kill me now.  I felt pretty miserable.  And then care packages came in, friends and family brought me soup, and I began to realize that I was thankful.  Hate to admit it, but being sick became a blessing.  It made me realize the wonderful people I have in my life.  Made me appreciate who and what I have in Atlanta.  Even though Los Angeles might sound like a fun new adventure for us, it makes me incredibly sad to leave.  I can be a jaded person, and I rarely like letting people in, but you guys have been tearing down my walls.  So here I am expressing this as loud as I can.  I love my friends, my family, my church, and my city.  Maybe I’ve taken you all for granted before, but I won’t leave without saying that you guys are my home, and you will all be missed.

February is the month I work on my gratitude journal. :) Hoping to be a more grateful person this year. #resolutionsPin

One of my resolutions is focused on being more grateful this year. Naturally, I’m a complainer. I make my life more miserable by finding things to complain about it, and the truth is it’s never that hard to find things to complain about. It’s not exactly a great way to live in my opinion.

I started a gratitude journal a year ago where I list out things I’m thankful for everyday. Everyday. That’s the point. But I found that opening the damn book could be an obstacle in itself. For the month of February, I’m making this one of my 3 Most Important Tasks of every day until it hopefully sticks as a habit. To be more grateful and express my gratitude.

“Without gratitude you can’t live meaningfully” – Ravi Zacharias

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  1. sophia

    LOL. girl you crack me up. “opening the d*mn book could be an obstacle in itself..” you need an attitude transformation! lol.

    i love journaling! maybe if you write more consistently it’ll get easier. i carry mine with me everywhere, and write everywhere… bus/train/lunchbreak/even walking. and when i don’t journal as often i look back sadly because i cant remember the details of my memories.

    1. estherjulee

      uhm HELLO.. you are a writer.. so obviously you love journaling and writing. :P i’ll just stick to pictures, k? haha

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