Monday, June 27, 2011

Thankfulness Project Monday

"For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude."

An attitude of gratitude. What would that look like in your life? Part of the practice of listing what I'm thankful for is to create a mindset of always acknowledging what I've been blessed with in my life. I wonder what our lives would look like if we lived in an attitude of gratitude... how would our health and wellness change?

Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for right now:

  • Greek Yogurt: This stuff is DELICIOUS! It comes in many different flavors, which I love! Plain yogurt is also fantastic because you can add all sorts of nuts or fresh fruit to it. Delicious and SO healthy! I could eat this stuff every day. Oh wait...I already do... :D
  • New Swimsuits: This past week was spent doing a whole lot of swim suit shopping. While I don't like the whole trying it on experience (bad lighting, tons of mirrors, unflattering angles...need I say more?), the getting to wear it part is lots of fun! And of course it only means one thing: SUMMER! 
  • Family Workouts: Ok, so we don't necessarily all go to the gym and do the exact same workout. But if my brother is there lifting, he'll run a lap or two with me. My mom will come and do weights. We'll do pilates or all go to a yoga class. It's fantastic! I think it's so important for families as a whole to work on health and wellness together, and I'm thankful that my family does!
  • A Phone Call From My Brother: One of my brothers has been overseas for awhile, and I haven't had much of a chance to talk to him. We're really close, and it's been a little sad for me to not really know where he's at or what he's doing. A phone call this weekend made it MUCH better, and it was fun to hear his voice & catch up on what's going on in his life. I'm thankful for a fantastic relationship with all my siblings, and specifically right now for a phone call this week from one of them. 
  • Movies: This weekend I watched the most recent Harry Potter Movie (anyone else REALLY excited for the final movie?), which in my mind is always a fun choice. I also watched a movie I had never heard of before entitled Like Dandelion Dust. It's FANTASTIC. Not funny, certainly, but it was an incredibly interesting movie, with an issue that was thought provoking to me as a counselor. It's fun to be able to lose yourself in the story lines of movies, or simply sit back and take a break from life for a bit. 
What I'd like to know:
What was your favorite part of the weekend?
What genre of movies do you like best?
What are you thankful for right now?


  1. I think it is great that your family works out together. That is a blessing.

    My favorite part of the weekend is when I first leave work at the end of the week and have the whole weekend ahead of me with the possibility of all kinds of fun and relaxation.

    I like comedy, romance (but not to mushy), mysteries, thrillers, and some action movies. I guess that is everything except horror. Not big on that.

    Right now I am thankful for having a treadmill in my house :-)

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  2. My boyfriend is in Afghanistan. I share your pain! Love the blog. I wish I had a little more you in my life.

  3. Right now I am most thankful for the support of my family. Like the usual story we weren't particularly close when I was younger. With age it is has been much easier to overlook our differences and see each other for the wonderful people we are.

    I can't wait for Harry Potter finale. I may cry when i see some parts of the final battle. There are two moments though that I would love to see with real people and not just my imagination. What a great way to end the series.