Accentuating the positive, practicing gratitude, and celebrating the small things are all things that I think are important. Today, for me, is a little celebration- this day last year, August 18th, was my first day in private practice for myself! Lest you think I'm bragging, it was serendipity really that led me here [the definition of serendipity: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way]. Actually, I take that back- I think that everything happens for a reason and is ordained purposefully, but I feel that I was blessed in the way that things worked out to bring me to this point. I am so thankful to wake up each morning to do a job that I love, in a great office, in a great city full of people that I love.
Happy first birthday to my private practice!
While on the topic of celebrating the small things, I wanted to congratulate my friend Karen for her amazing work with The Grateful Tree. I blogged about her clothing line awhile back (read that post here) called The Grateful Tree, whose mission is to promote the fashion of gratitude. With each sale, a tree is planted, in addition to 30% of profits benefiting different charities. Karen has a passion for eating disorder recovery, and has also worked as a therapist specializing in treating eating disorders (we met in grad school!). She designed a shirt called the Grateful 'Hope' T-Shirt, whose profits go to the National Eating Disorders Association. Her shirts are being featured on NEDA's site, which is a pretty big deal. I am so proud of her!! Go Karen!! :-) Check it out here.. and then check out the tee. She sent me one a few months ago and I absolutely love mine. It is such a soft, comfortable tee that is perfect for lounging around in, or wearing to yoga. And it supports a great cause!
No matter what is going on in your life today, take a minute to accentuate the positive, practice gratitude in some small way, and celebrate the smallest thing, even if you feel silly. If you are reading this, you have something to celebrate- you are alive!! :)