Grateful As F

Since I was a little kid, I have said the same prayer to myself before going to bed each night. “As I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take” followed by all of the things I am grateful for. Even as a small child, I realized the last line was a little ‘much’ but it is what it is.

I learned the prayer from a small card that my mom had, which I eventually took over and would thumbtack above my bed. With my intense anxiety as a kid, this card always made me feel protected when I felt the most vulnerable.

If you read my last post, you know I have been working on simplifying my life and trying to be more present. I am proud of the little steps I’ve made. I’ve even crafted a morning ritual to help me start my day in a peaceful and grateful manner with morning meditation, me time, and self care. It has helped me tremendously with my attitude and patience! But it wasn’t until last night, as I said my prayer, listing the things I am grateful for, and thinking about this post- that I really listened to myself. It’s taken all these years to realize that I create a Gratitude List every night. I am proud of my evening ritual and bookending my day this way really works for me.

To continue with thankful and grateful traditions, I’ve created my annual ABC’s of Gratitude. Quick reminder, these are things I am truly grateful for, no matter how big or small and they seem. Here goes it 💜

A- Audiobooks

B- Braless-ness

C- Crystals and CBD Oil

D- Dance Parties

E- Essential Oils

F- Family and Friends

G- Giggles

H- Our Home

I- Instacart

J- Jobs I Enjoy Showing Up To

K- Kind People

L- Lists

M- Meditation and Meditation Apps

N- Neck Massages

O- Old Memories

P- My Planner

Q- Quiet Time

R- Dinner Reservations

S- Stretchy Pants and Swear Words

T- Team Work

U- Unsubscribe Buttons

V- Vegas

W- Warm Beverages

X- Extra Numbing at the Dentist Office

Y- Yoga

Z- Zero Drama Llamas

Happy Thanksgiving 🍁

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2 thoughts on “Grateful As F

  1. How wonderful of you to share your most inner thoughts with us Jessica! Wow-za I’m so damn proud of you got everything you stand for and all that you do. Your light shines bright! You are an inspiration to so many— what a gift you are… you are truly a blessing!!

    I too say the same prayer and
    YES TO CBD OIL!!!! 😀 It helps me with c-ptsd. Do you use pure cbd or infused with the? Just curious what worked better. I ordered some online
    and it’s more reasonably priced than going into the store. Anyways, love you so much and keep up the good work! I’m proud to be your auntie 😃💕. You are a stunning young woman!

    Btw: boobs are so overrated. In order for me to really get intobfance and excercise I snap on two sports bras, lol. I really do. With everything bound tight I can move more freely, jump, run, dance anything physical is much more fun for me. It gives me a spring in my step. Ha ha! You know what I mean jelly bean.

    Xoxo 😘

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