It's January 2017. A new year and opportunity for reflection to appreciate how much we've accomplished in the past, and also a time to dream, plan and create a vision for our future.  This often takes the form of "resolutions" to go to the gym more, save more money, find that perfect soulmate, stop drinking or eating or Facebooking too uch, etc.  

While those are all worthy goals, this year I have decided to commit to #simplegratitude. Each day I will consciously find one thing to be grateful for and post here.  I  know that when I intentionally focus on gratitude, my life tends to flow effortlessly.  Things happen synchronistically. Being grateful brings more things to be grateful for into our experience.

So #simplegratitude is a challenge—to myself and  perhaps to you.  I may miss days, and that's OK.  But my hope and intention is to find one thing every day to be grateful for...and watch how life unfolds.

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January 3, 2017 - a toilet seat

For the past few weeks I've been thinking about items on my "to do" list before my new roommate arrives in mid-January. On the list was to buy a new toilet seat. Today, I arrived home to see this...a toilet seat my property manager left. When I called her she said she recalled I seeing I needed a new one in our last inspection in October. While I could be angry at her taking 3 months to actually replace it, instead I choose to be grateful that one appeared at no cost. #simplegratitude