For the last two years, I have happily participated in this challenge presented by one of my favorite blogs Tales from the Motherland. Dawn’s insight and beautiful honesty is a pleasure to read so I am always happy to join her in the effort for positivity across the sometimes not so positive internet. 50 is just a roundabout number, there are no rules for gratitude so if you have more or less, it’s all good! Just don’t forget to use the hashtag #50HappyThings or #BloggersUnite.
Please read Dawn’s entry using the link below for further instructions on posting your entry.
I look forward to seeing the entries that turn up between now and January 15th. Finally, my contribution to one of my favorite movements I’ve been a part of:
- All the love in my life – My fiancée, my parents, my brother, my family & friends and my animals are all key factors in my happiness.
- My job – Without I wouldn’t be able to retain my independence for the last two years which is something I’m learning to truly cherish.
- My faith – Despite, the rulebook saying “I don’t belong”, I have an unshakeable faith without condition or any biblical rules to shape my relationship with God. I hold onto the idea of a higher being and I take comfort that no matter what, I am able to feel God’s love.
- Writing in general. Journal, this blog, and/or anywhere – I am falling back in love with it and it’s been a great help to me mentally these past few weeks.
- Therapy – I never thought I would say it but I am happy to be seeing a therapist. Being able to sit down and talk to an unbiased source and find the tools to escape my anxiety is a blessing. Each session I am feeling stronger and more positive with my progress.
- Radical Acceptance – A tool taught to me in therapy that has taken a lot of pressure off of my shoulders. Sometimes you can’t control your circumstance and instead of letting it consume me I am learning to let go.
- Donald Trump – It has taken a maniac to somehow escape with our country to ignite conversations, spark debates, and finally wake the people of our country up into at least wanting to attempt a positive change. Believe it or not, without that man’s asinine behavior a lot of what’s happening and being spoken on wouldn’t be.
- Professional Wrestling – A lot of the people in my life thought I would grow out of the phase and for a while I did. However, having the comfort of a community of “misfits” or “weirdos” who all take full permission to be their weirdest most unapologetic selves is therapeutic. I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of wrestling and despite everyone’s protest I’m learning not to care.
- Nerd culture – All of it. Without it, there is no me.
- A clean and organized house. A clean house is a heaven for me.
- New York City. At any given time, I can order takeout, I can go to a deli. The world is at my fingertips 24/7 in my crazy city that never sleeps.
- Seamless Web
- Disney World
- Social Media – Despite how poisonous it can be, without it I wouldn’t have a means to keep in touch with friends and family who live far away.
- Good morals and manners
- The access to healthcare when so many Americans don’t.
- Gay rights of the past and gay rights of the progressing future.
- Modern Science – Without I wouldn’t be able to even think of sharing the wonders of pregnancy like every other woman due to my relationship status.