2016, But Gratitude Journal

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Sometime in December 2016, while feeling not so great about the year, “O” encouraged me to account for what I was thankful for all through the year. One a day. I’m posting it a year later because I’m thankful for this and waaayyy more! Thank you dear friend for making me search inwardly for these things.

Day1 - I'm thankful because I know that background and my past have come together to make me the amazing person I am today
Day 2 - I'm grateful because I know I have the opportunity and capacity to decide the quality and kind of life I want to live
Day 3 -  I'm grateful for my constant desire to want more and more from life everyday; meaning I haven't given up on me
Day 4 - I'm grateful for the gift of freedom and choice. Not many people have as much options as I do
Day 5: I'm grateful for the mercy of God and for the favour of God through humans; those big and small benefits I enjoyed that I didn't deserve / earn / work for
Day 6 - I'm thankful for delayed answers to prayers. They're teaching me to be patient
Day 7 - I'm thankful for my parents; for everything they stand for and more.
Day 8 - Thankful for my car and my house and all the drama that come with them; teaching to be responsible and making my life easy
Day 9 - Grateful for business and long term investment opportunities
Day 10 - I'm thankful for food on my table
Day 11 - I'm grateful for the life and good health
Day 12 - I'm thankful for the gift of knowing Christ and the assurance that it provides
Day 13 - I'm grateful for the few people I can genuinely call "friends
Day 14 - I'm grateful for the lives I've been able to touch in my own little way; the people that remember me for the good I have done to them.
Day 15 - I'm thankful for mental health, for a sound mind and a spirit that is not broken by he worries and cares of life
Day 16 - I'm grateful for seemingly lost opportunities and relationships as the are giving room to new ones.
Day 17 - I'm thankful for making me understand that I cannot control every situation; made me trust in powers beyond myself and abilities beyond me.
Day 18 - I'm thankful for my peace, quiet, solitude and my "seemingly invisibility" from people; made me value myself and my company more and also realize I do not need people, their validation or their envy to make me happy
Day 19 - I'm thankful for me learning to let go of things easily and genuinely say sorry easily
Day 20 - I'm grateful for improved ability and willingness to see things through; I used to do things half-way and get tired, no I see the end from the beginning and aim for that
Day 21 - I'm thankful for the spirit of discernment and the excellent spirit of making choices / decisions - especially those decisions I could not really explain to anyone but I made
Day 22 - I'm grateful for my "leaders" in every aspect of life - career, spiritual, marital, financial. I seem to have the best of every one of them
Day 23 - I'm thankful for increased financial prudence; not sure I've been more financially aware as I was this year.
Day 24 - I'm grateful for the basic things I take for granted - my 5 senses, sleep, breathe, body clock, reflexes; I really take many things for granted
Day 25- I'm thankful for emotional health -  everything I am able to feel and regulate, gradually getting over some faux-emotional limbo; gradually learning to control my responses to  people and situations
Day 26 - I'm grateful for that ballot selection that landed me my career; everyday I'm convinced that I couldn't have made a better choice
Day 27 - I'm grateful for "extra". Extra energy, extra zeal, extra diligence, extra everything that I seem to have for everything.
Day 28 - I'm thankful for old friends that remind me of where we're coming from and how far we've come
Day 29 - I'm grateful for God daily loading and renewing his benefits, literally.
Day 30 - I'm happy 2017 was great

See “the great: 2017 recap here

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