Tomorrow at my family dinner we will go around the table and express our gratitude for something. I always cycle through the same three answers. I’m grateful that I can travel. I’m grateful for my health. And I’m grateful for my family and friends.
All true, but I thought it might be worthwhile to think outside the box and come up with something different this year. For help I grabbed a gratitude journal I started keeping in 1998. While my intentions are good now, and I mean to keep a gratitude journal, I tend to only use it a handful of times a year. But twenty years ago, I was reasonably consistent.
Here’s a sampling of things I appreciated in high school:
Long Walks on Beautiful Days
Being able to Clock Distances in your Car
A Man Running Back and Forth between a Stop Sign and a Stop Ahead Sign
My Brother’s Huge Bear Hugs
Listening to Other People’s Memories from Before I was Alive
Seeing Nick S Because He is so Good Looking but I Have Never Talked to […]