Belief & Gratitude

Belief & Gratitude weeks 20-23

I love keeping a gratitude journal! Holding myself accountable for finding something good in every single day has been really beneficial to my mental health and happiness.

Here are some of the things I have been grateful for the last 4 weeks:

Running with Lyndsey and her return to South Jersey

Actually getting done work at 5 most days

Working at the college graduation and selling balloons because that was a lot of fun in its own unique way


Successfully completing 18 online modules for one of my classes without falling asleep or loosing my mind (I hate modules)

Finding motivational quotes that were posted around campus (Don’t worry, the sign said “take me”)

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The craft fair and buying candles, kettle corn, and cat statues

The coffee shop

Long runs

The hilarious cashier I met at wawa one night, she absolutely loved her job and it made me smile!

Seeing cats while running

Getting 2 really nice cards

Attending our athletic department sports banquet

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Look at all of the coffee cups!!

Volunteering at a youth track camp

Going to the diner with Phil

Running on days when I didn’t want to and feeling awesome afterwards

This run was the worst but felt the best after it was over

Buying more sparkly souls


Predicting a power outage and getting to go home from work early

Running races


Winning races

Snuggling with Junior


Seeing a beaver, a deer, and horse drawn carriage all during a 6 mile run

Ordering a cappuccino and cappuccino ice cream at dinner in the same night

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Walking to and from dinner

Buying new running clothes

My new coffee mug




Another craft fair treasure

Getting new windows (I will probably be more grateful for this in the winter though)

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Listening to rain

National Running Day

One of my professors helping me through what I thought was an impossible assignment and then finishing that assignment

Making rice crispy treats

Seeing a snake and not getting bit by it

Making cinnamon buns

My cats & Ninja’s bunny rabbit paws

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Finding more articles for my thesis

Dressing patriotically because I love 4th of July and that is coming up

This t-shirt I got for volunteering at the youth track club

Receiving this in the mail

Initially, I hadn’t planned on running this race again because I was irritated that the results were incorrect but little things go a long way. It was so thoughtful to send me the medal after the fact and offer me a free entry next year. Now I will definitely run it again.

I am still using my Believe journal. It has been helpful, especially this year, because running wise I got off to a rocky start. I love all of the motivational quotes and sayings in the journal and its a very personal way to keep track of my training which I like. Lately, I have enjoyed keeping my runs to myself and I think it has helped me eliminate outside stress and the unnecessary pressure to do what everyone else is doing. Eventually I will l write a post about my training but for now I believe in what I am doing and that is all that matters.

5 thoughts on “Belief & Gratitude weeks 20-23

  1. I’ve taken a few online classes and modules are the worst. I was always proud when I didn’t fall asleep as well. It sounds like summer is picking up for you and you are enjoying yourself, for that I’m glad!

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