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  • Writer's pictureAnn Krause

I'm Choosing Gratitude, Here's How You Can Too

For many people (myself included), 2020 will be remembered as a year of cancelled plans, lost income, and daily uncertainty around well... everything.

As November marks the beginning of the Holiday Season, I generally like to reflect on the year and particularly focus on what I am thankful for in my life. Why should this year be any different?

In fact, in the various times this year when I have felt defeated, worried, or disappointed- what has gotten me through was turning my focus to the little things in that moment that WERE going well, or what has happening in the next 24 hours that I could look forward to (because hey, if it was less than 24 hours away it probably wasn't going to get cancelled anymore).

photo by Darcy Demmel

I'd encourage everyone to come up with a list of what they are grateful for right in this moment. Maybe even write it down so you can remind yourself when you're having a not-so-great day.

Here is my top three (in no particular order) to get you started;

  1. I am grateful for our clients who have gotten/are getting married this year. Even though couples have made sacrifices and settled for a celebration different than what they planned for, every single time that we get to the wedding day everyone is just genuinely overjoyed that it is actually the big day and it is actually happening! The wedding day joy this year is indescribable, and Ladies- that feeling is contagious! So thank you for sharing it with my team and I!

  2. I am grateful for the cozy little nest that is my home. With the days getting shorter, I am so happy to have 500 square feet and a balcony where I can take off my mask and light a handful of candles and settle in for the evening.

  3. I am grateful for my nephew. On a stressful day, it's so special to share a laugh with him via Facetime and get a glimpse of the world through the optimistic eyes of a six year old.

photo by Darcy Demmel

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