Good evening, chums! Recently, I have been feeling a bit blue in my personal life. I’m not sure if it’s because I have so much going on with school, personal pursuits, and work, or if I’m merely feeling depressed due to some family dysfunction that had been going on. That bit finally reached it’s finale and it was quite disheartening to say the least. No matter the reason behind this bluesy mood, it’s here and it’s preventing me from finding joy in just about anything and everything.
A couple of weeks ago while browsing Pinterest for piercing ideas, I randomly came across this 30-day challenge that was all about recognising and appreciating things in your life that you are grateful for. I saved the challenge and had been waiting to complete it until a phase where it would help me the most, emotionally and mentally. That time has definitely arrived.
The 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge was created by Picking Daisies Blog. All the prompts can be found in the graphic below. One of the things that appeals to me the most about this is the simplicity of the questions. It’s literally about appreciating small moments as much as the big ones. My hope is that by the end of June, I can find some comfort in myself again and be able to recognise moments of joy and care in my surroundings with more ease. Let’s see how it goes.
Day 01: What are you most grateful for today?
As soon as I read this question, Sir Besty and another one of my close friends popped into my head. In light of recent events in my personal life with my family, I have been feeling very miserable and dejected; questioning my self-worth. But these two individuals have been giving me the swift kick in the arse that I have needed to stay afloat. Their support and their shoulders have been my saving grace. Today, I had conversations with both of them that left me laughing and looking forward to getting out of bed!