Monday, February 29, 2016

hello there, friend,

for me contentment is tied to gratitude. for years now, i've been trying to hold on to this concept of gratitude... thinking sometimes that i fully understand it's importance and then realizing that i've forgotten it again... that i've become worried about things that i can't control, that i'm looking ahead and not living in the present, that i'm sacrificing connection because of my own doubts and fears.

i come back to it time and time again, realizing that when i write down what i'm grateful for, i start looking for things to be grateful for, my mindset changes to one of abundance, i look for the positive and stop dwelling on the negative. there is something about the physical and tactile list-making with pen and paper that reminds me of these things and more.