Every time that I leave my communications class, Science of Happiness, I feel there is something else I need to share with the world. We have spent time considering complaints, laughter, gratitude, horrific events, and social comparison. Today I’d like to spend a few moments to share some thoughts and some of the things I am grateful for.
- A Loving and Supporting Family – While I may not be 100% sure of my plans for the future, I know I have them behind me. Last night, I got a phone call from my mom and she said, “We are proud of you and excited for all the experiences and opportunities that are ahead.” You know, that’s totally true. While one thing may not work out in the way we had planned, there are many more roads to travel down.
- Courage – I have been in a sorority for four years, but have never really pushed myself to participate in other Greek events. Honestly, I pulled the “homework” card a lot, but I think it’s because I was nervous. However, I’m on a team for Derby Days (weeklong event put on by Sigma Chi) and am trying something new. You never know until you try.
- School – Sure we complain about tests, homework (which I really should be doing instead of blogging), and the stress of it all. But really, it’s an opportunity to surround myself with so many wonderful and diverse people, even if the content of the class is down-right boring 😉
- Healthy Body – I know I take my body for granted on a daily basis. But to be able to run nine miles, to play hard in a soccer match, and to feel confident about it all? Now that’s power and confidence. We had so much fun at our intramural game last night and I realized it makes a difference who you surround yourself with. It was probably one of the most difficult matches we have had and I sprinted more in 40 minutes than I had in any other soccer game in college and loved every minute of it because the girls on the team (1/2 I had never met) were so genuine and motivated.
- Laughter – It’s the best cure in my mind 🙂 Get me on a roller coaster and I can’t stop giggling – Check out this youtube video of a baby laughing.
I’d also love to direct you to Abby’s blog because I really do admire the sort of attitude she has on a daily basis. Beyond that, she has a wonderful monthly mantra project and ends each post with a quote, just like I try to do 🙂
So, what are you thankful for?
“Everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out yet, then it’s not the end.” – Tracy McMillan