Thursday, November 15, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude: 8-14

So, I have been doing the 30 Days of Gratitude and I am happy to say I feel quite proud of myself. Week 1 was not too bad until I got a bit furher into the challenge a bit, but Week 2 has finally been completed- and I am sad to say I am half way through. Without further ado, here is week 2!
DAY 8: SLEEP. My bed - oh how I love it. I really love my bed. It is welcoming, brings such deep, wonderful sleep and I really am blessed and thankful to have such a serene spot to sleep at night.
DAY 9: HOLIDAYS. This is such an amazing time of year. Not only is this month for which my birthday falls under, but the holiday's bring so much joy and nostalgia for home and family. One of my favorite things about this time of year is the seasonal treats we get - like pumpkin spiced lattes and hot chocolate that bring this time of year in full swing.
DAY 10: KINDNESS. My boyfriend really has a heart of gold. He is so open about his nerdiness - and that is one of the things I love about him. He goes out of his way to introduce me to things I would not normally do or be a part of. For example, he spent Saturday evening working on these cards for this game he wanted to teach me. He goes above and beyond for me and for that I am truly thankful he is a part of my life.
DAY 11: FRIENDSHIP. Where do you begin with this? I have so many amazing friends - some have come and gone but those that have stayed through the thick and thin make me appreciate them so much more. This photo was taken on my birthday last year with two of my very best friends - who conviently date (hello double date nights) that I have grown such a deep friendship for. I would go out of my way to do things for them since they have done the same for me. It is people like these that make me thankful for the little things in life.
DAY 12: MUSIC. I really am thankful to My lovely 4 Gen iPod. This little baby has gotten me through some rough commutes when I would travel to work, it has been there for me during those grueling workouts where I beat my body into submission on the eliptical and it has even helped me on days when I just needed a song to turn my day around. 
DAY 13: TIME. This picture was taken when I was about to go to bed the other night. Can you believe I go to bed that late? Or, that once that was considered an early bedtime for me? Now, I look at that clock and wonder where the time has gone...and think about in one week from when this photo was taken, that yet again, another birthday will be celebrated and we once again spin around the sun for another 365 days until it happens again.
DAY 14: CREATIVITY. I really love to scrapbook. It is kind of a hidden passion of mine. I love the idea of taking memories and putting them in a book that really amplifies the experience you had at that time. They have these awesome mini books called Smash Books that you can put stickers, momentos and other goodies in. A great way to get started into scrapbooking, they have mini kits you can purchase to add a bit of flair to each page.

I have enjoyed this challenge so far...let's see how I do with the other half! Is anyone else out there doing this challenge? If so, let me know. I would love to see your progress as well.