I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton
Happy Monday, and welcome to another edition of the Thankfulness Project. If you're new to the blog, or haven't read the history of this project and the benefits of implementing a thankfulness practice into your life, click here to catch yourself up!
Without anymore hesitation, here's a few of the things I'm thankful for right now:
Long Weekends: Are you all enjoying your extra day off today? I DEFINITELY am and am so happy to get an extra day to sleep in and spend some time hanging out with my family!
Mini Vacations: I love taking little vacations over long weekends, and labor day is no exception. I've spent the weekend hiking, sleeping in, sitting in the sun, and enjoying laughter and games with family and friends. What more could you want for a long weekend?
Football Games: Now that school has started, so have football games! I'm not a huge fan of football, but I do enjoy going to a game or two throughout the season- especially when the weather is still warm.
Warm Weather (and lots of sun!): Fall is quickly approaching, and while I love fall and the beauty it holds, there is nothing that can compare to the beauty and happiness that summer brings to my life. I'm trying to enjoy the last little bits of it, and this past weekend provided quite a bit of it!
Walks: This summer I've focused on adding other types of exercise to my fitness routine. However, this past week I went back to the trail I've spent most of the last year working out on, and walked a fast 7.25 miles. It felt good, and I was happy with it.