Celebrating My Birth Month With 31 Days of Gratitude (Days 7-12)
Day Seven: Being an Entrepreneur
Today I am most grateful for being able to do work I love. I am self-employed and have been self-employed for several years. But even when I was working in the corporate world and elsewhere, I loved my work. I did not always love my work environment, but I always found my work fulfilling.
Now, working as a life coach, and a digital marketing consultant (www.marciahylton.com), I exercise both right and left brain. I love the daily challenges I encounter. I enjoy being creative, working to inspire people, and sharing knowledge. My work allows me to do all three on a daily basis.
I 100% love the work I do. This is day seven of my 31 days of gratitude.
Books About Loving Your Work
Day Eight: Having Met Great People
Today I am most grateful for having met some amazing people in my life. I have met individuals who are famous and people who are only known to a few, but within each group, I’ve gotten to know some of the best humans one could ever meet. Most importantly, I’ve learned so much from them.
I have several people in my life that I can count on to set me straight with love and with kindness. Because of their honesty and love, I can step away from every conversation having grown and having learned something new. I value this in my relationships because I’m a firm believer in the saying, “The truth hurts for a moment, but a lie hurts for a very long time.”
Today, I am grateful for the amazing people I’ve met over the years who have helped me grow as a person by offering me hard truths… but with love. This is day eight of my 31 days of gratitude.
Books About Meeting People
Day Nine: Courage
Today I am most grateful for courage. I’ve needed it repeatedly throughout my life.
I used to think that I was one of the few people battling fear. I’d beat myself up for being afraid. But now I’ve come to accept fear as a part of the journey. And as an opportunity to exercise courage. I even make a habit of intentionally facing things that scare me when I don’t need to.
Exercising courage has allowed me to accomplish and experience many things in life. Many people I’ve met don’t seem to recognize the value of courage. But as the quote goes, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to act in the midst of it.”
Today, I am grateful that even though I’m often afraid, I am able to act even when afraid. This is day nine of my 31 days of gratitude.
Books About Courage
Day Ten: Walking My Dogs
Today I am most grateful for my daily walks. Three to be exact.
I used to walk for exercise consistently for several weeks then quit. And even though I’ve had two dogs for several years, I had a yard for them to play in and they were housebroken so that worked! But in the past several months that’s changed.
In March 2016, one of my dogs died and in November 2016, I got a two year old rescue. My new dog did not play by the rules and required multiple daily walks to reduce the number of accidents he had in the house.
But here’s what’s happened… I ended up enjoying my multiple daily walks. It’s helped me trim down just a little bit. It’s helped me meet many neighbors I would not have otherwise met. And I get so much time to bond with my pups, stretch my body, clear my mind and get my thoughts in order.
Today, I am grateful for those daily walks… three to be exact 😊 This is day ten of my 31 days of gratitude.
Meditation, vision boards and visualization
The weather in south Texas
My international family and Caribbean heritage
Everyone I have ever learned from including those who hold mirrors up to me and force me to face truths I might otherwise ignore.
Those who lend me their ears.
People who say I love you.
People who share their stories with me.
The option to travel
Being my own boss. The option to be my own boss
Books About Reading
Having a sound mind
My health. It’s not perfect but…
My daily walks
Thunderstorms at night
Having a foodventurous palate.
Having another birthday. I’m 50 y’all. OMG. 😊😄🎶💃🏽🎶 And I’m still here. 🙏
And so my official “31 Days of Gratitude” comes to an end. But it is my hope that I will continue moving in life with a focus on remaining grateful about all things in life.
Books About Gratitude
- I Choose Joy: The Daily Gratitude Practice That Will Transform Your Life
by Danelle Delgado
- Life’s Golden Ticket: An Inspirational Novel
by Brendon Burchard