I'm starting to wonder if we ever feel settled or satisfied with life. I am thankful that I can regularly identify moments of peace, of feeling like I'm exactly where I am supposed to be, of feeling it in my soul...But does that feeling ever last longer than a brief moment?
I'm sure part of it is being able to cultivate those moments and draw them out. It's by way of being present and actively looking for the good in whatever season you're in. I recently learned a tip from Kristen Bell. She shared on her Instagram that when something gets her down, or angry, or makes her feel out of control, she counteracts that one thing by listing ten things she likes/loves/is grateful for. What an incredible practice. So, here it goes...
I'm frustrated that my contentment is fleeting and the feelings of living out my purpose are more rare than the monotony of the day-to-day.
I'm thankful for my job that I can rely on for income and affords me sick and vacation accrual
I love working with film from start to finish and that it's challenging me
I love that red nail polish makes me feel confident
I'm thankful for the home I've created in the apartment I've lived in for ten years
I love going on trips to Pt Reyes and San Francisco, especially when escaping the heat in Sacramento
I am enjoying learning more about Photoshop as I create a student handbook for the club I'm starting next year
I'm grateful to be done with graduate school
I like working at Madewell not only for the discount, but for the social aspect as well
I love the way these film photos turned out from my trip to the California State Fair
I love my mama