I've been taking a bloggy break and just when I was getting comfy a new blog challenge hit my in box.
Thirty Plus Mom is all about transformation with joy and intention. Sharing inspiration and the journey keeps us all uplifted and moving forward. So when my fellow blogger Heidi Sloss from The Art of Living Fully shared this blog post collaboration I was all in.
This post is coming straight from the heart, no overanalyzing or revisions. My task was to write for 10 minutes. The timer was set for 12 minutes, because I am a rebel. When the timer stopped this is what I'd come up with for my 50 (ish) 2015 happy list.
1) I am happy for the morning sunrise.
2) I am happy for a fruitful womb and mothering 2 great kids.
3) I am happy for the little things the day brings, a shower, warm cup of tea, warm socks on my feet.
4) I am happy to be mothered by an amazing mother.
5) I am grateful to have met my Maternal Great Grandmother.
6) I am grateful to have been at my Grandmother's side prior to her falling asleep in death.
7) I am grateful to have the love of a Super Awesome Cousin.
8) I am grateful for the sound of the waves when visiting the ocean.
9) I am grateful have visited my happy place in person, Hawaii.
10) I am grateful for 10 years of marriage.
11) I am grateful to have launched my blog and new theme.
12) I am happy to see my eldest turn 18.
13) I am happy for being healthy and sound of mind.
14) I am grateful for college friends who are still in my life.
15) I am happy to have traveled to see my Great Uncle and enjoy his stories of life lived and love lost.
16) I am grateful to have enjoyed the company of my Aunt and Uncle and be in their company and home.
17) I am happy to have 2 loving sisters whom I shared a reunion with this year.
18) I am happy to enjoy quiet early AM moments to reflect and meditate on what's important.
19) I am happy I am a child of God and know I am loved despite my faults.
20) I am grateful for the mani/pedi sessions I have with my little one.
21) I am grateful for being able to use my natural gifts.
22) I am grateful to my WordPress colleagues I met in Las Vegas, NV at Wordcamp.
23) I am happy my best travel partner (Mom) and I can still hang out and enjoy each others company.
24) I am happy to be able to breathe in the early morning air.
25) I am grateful for sight.
26) I am grateful to have a dear family friend recovering from a stroke and still be able to call her and talk when needed.
27) I am grateful for those that have shared my journey and continue to be a source of comfort and inspiration.
28) I am grateful to be creative and striving to learn new things in an effort to build a life and work I love.
29) I am grateful to volunteer in my Preschoolers classroom and see her grow and mature.
30) I am grateful for being able to have my needs cared for despite not being able to have the latest and greatest.
31) I am happy to just be.
32) I am grateful for my city library where I indulge in reading.
33) I am grateful for storytime which helps me raise a reader.
34) I am happy to have met some awesome bloggers and Mompreneurs blazing a trail and pushing each other to grow and stretch.
35) I am grateful to the C2E family who are always transparent sharing their wins and losses on a journey to create life's work that cares for them and their families.
What made you happy in 2015?
Did you enjoy this gratitude post? If your a blogger or just want to show us love. Tweet what made you happy in 2015 and add the hashtag #BloggersUniteInGrati
If you'd like to join in, here's how it works: set a timer for 10 minutes; timing this is critical. Once you start the timer, start your list. The goal is to write 50 things that made you happy in 2015, or 50 things that you feel grateful for. The idea is to not think too hard; write what comes to mind in the time allotted. When the timer's done, stop writing. If you haven't written 50 things, that's ok. If you have more than 50 things and still have time, keep writing; you can't feel too happy or too grateful! Feel free to add links and photos. (this may take a few extra minutes, that's fine)
Click here and join the bloggers who have come together for this post. A few additional guidelines apply.
Thanks to Dawn over at Tales from the Motherland, a few more details are available via her post!