Tuesday, October 19, 2010

If You Have a Gratitude Attitude

When I started this blog, I thought it would be a good idea to check out some of the other weight loss bloggers out there, and it turns out there's a huge weight loss blog community! One particular healthy living blogger is Ashley, who writes Nourishing the Soul, started a new series called Self Discovery, Word by Word. She is asking the whole blogging community to "engage in meaningful self-reflection by focusing on just one word."

This months word is GRATITUDE.

Funny, right? Right after I start posting what I'm grateful for at the end of each post, this series is started. Just perfect. So today's post is about what I am grateful for.

I am grateful for SO MUCH right now. The number one thing I am grateful for is that I just got a part time job at a really crucial time in my life. I'm going to school right now and quit my job due to scheduling conflicts and was able to find another job in the same field a few weeks later. The timing was perfect, it couldn't have worked out better for me. My new boss is soooooo sweet. She is going to be awesome to work with, I am so grateful for her. The interview was pretty intense for a part-time job, but it went really well. Obviously, since I got it. I'm in a really good environment, and I think I'm going to really enjoy working with the people I'm with, as much as I miss my old co-workers. They will never be replaced.

I am so grateful for my family and friends. My family has been so supportive of me through all the changes in my life. I moved out of my parents house and changed jobs, and they have been awesome throughout it all. They have been very supportive of me with my diet and weight loss journey as well. Even my brothers. They joke around with me, but that's just how they are. My family isn't the lovey dovey type. We have fun and yell and fight instead of hug and kiss. But it's very enjoyable. My friends have been extremely supportive as well. Some of them are more concerned about me than they need to be, but I know it is because they care, and that means a lot to me.

I am extremely grateful for my mom! She does so much for me even though she injured her foot and hasn't been able to walk for the last few months! I have been busy with school and work, and because I've lost so much weight, my clothes don't fit and I can't afford to buy new clothes! So what did she do for me? She tailored my skirts and pants for me so I can still wear them! It took a lot of time, and it saved me a lot of money.

Some people think this is silly, but I am SO grateful for music. It gets me through the day, it gets me through my tough workouts. Music is incredibly important to me, so when I find a band that pumps me up, I'm very grateful for it.

I have been incredibly blessed lately, and I know that it is because I am living my life the way I am supposed to be living it. I am being blessed for the good things I've done in my life and for the good choices I have made.


  1. I'm totally with you on being grateful for music. It has such a profound impact on me and can lift me out of some really dark spots.

  2. i like you and i like your blog. you are awesome. now come visit me.

  3. I'm glad someone agrees with me about music! Emily, I'll come visit you when I have money again!

  4. Congrats on the new job! And I don't think being grateful for music is silly at all; I love how the right song can either completely validate your mood, or change it.

    Fellow Self-Discovery: Gratitude participant here, just stopping in to read and say hi. :)