I was recently in Utah for a conference and experienced full on Fall weather. Here in Phoenix, we are still in shorts and tanks with 95 degree weather. The crisp breeze in the Utah air had me feeling so refreshed. Is that how the rest of the world feels when Fall swoops in after a humid summer? You lucky, lucky people.
This short weekend trip had me feeling so grateful. It was full of belly laughs with a best friend, crazy adventure at Olympic Park, and a spark of passion to dive back into this blog. It was exactly what I needed.
Sometimes it takes getting away to realize how gosh darn beautiful life can be. It’s so easy to have a negative mindset and a “Why me?” attitude. As I returned with an open mind, I started my week by setting a gratitude intention.
To set your gratitude intention ask yourself this..
- What is it that I’m grateful for this week?
- How can I take something that I am grateful for and support someone who isn’t as fortunate?
Example of a gratitude intention…
- I am grateful for the ability to see clearly. While traveling in Utah, I went to Temple Square and admired the absolute beauty of the fields of flowers and stunning architecture.
- How can I support someone who isn’t as fortunate – someone who can’t see quite as clear? As a teacher for the blind, this is something I do every single day. However, I needed to dive deeper. I spent this past Saturday morning walking with my student (and incredible friends who joined me) to raise awareness for those who are visually impaired and use a white cane. I’m so grateful for this student that has the brightest spirit despite what she has been through and what little of the world she is able to see.
So tell me, what is your gratitude intention for the week?
Also, are you as obsessed with this lace up trend as I am? Obsessing over my blush Camixa lace up blouse. Also included in this look is my JORD wood watch, incase you didn’t see my previous post – you can enter here for a chance to win a gift card towards a JORD watch of your own!
Photography: Jordan Purucker