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Today’s Gratitude List + July 2015 Gratitude Linkup

In some ways it’s been a rather tough few days in my corner of the world, as BlogHer ’15 happened this weekend – but not for me. Friends who’d arrived in New York City early started sharing posts and photos days before the conference even started, and the stream of updates throughout my social media feeds continues even now that the event is officially over.

While I am tremendously happy and excited for everyone who was able to be at BlogHer ’15 in person, at times it’s been a struggle to stamp out an overwhelming rush of “poor me” feelings of envy and sadness that I was not. I’ve been trying (not always successfully, but trying) to focus on gratitude – specifically for the opportunities I had to attend the conference for three years in a row, and the fact that I enjoyed and benefited from my previous experiences so much that missing out this year was such a big disappointment.

Sometimes it works. 🙂

Oscar says, "Maybe next year?"

Oscar says, “Maybe next year?”

In no particular order, here is my own gratitude list for this moment in time. I hope that after reading it you’ll go on to write and share your own!

  • The meaningful connections I made during my previous BlogHer conference experiences.
  • My lovely friend Sabrina, who was my roommate at all three conferences and who I miss tremendously this year.
  • The chance to visit New York City (my second time), Chicago (first time), and San Jose (first time) while attending the conferences.
  • Opportunities to offer little kindnesses to others.
  • Our air-conditioned house – a cool refuge in the midst of a heat warning.
  • Living in a city full of wonderful restaurants.
  • My new Fitbit, which is motivating me to move more.
  • An evening out with friends – delicious dinner, a great chat, and lots of laughter.
  • Fresh, ripe strawberries.

Now it’s your turn!

How to get involved in the Gratitude Linkup

Note: This linkup will be open for the entire month, so feel free to add as many gratitude posts as you choose to write in July!

  1. Write and post a gratitude list in your own blog.
  2. Click the “add your link” button below and share your gratitude post.
  3. Click “get the InLinkz code” below and add the linkup code to your post.
  4. Visit and comment on some of the posts listed in the Gratitude Linkup.

P.S.Here’s some background on why I started the Gratitude Linkup.

get the InLinkz code

NaBloPoMo July 2015

Ultimate Blog Challenge

Gratitude Circle

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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