Yesterday sucked. It felt like one of those days where you are crushed under the weight of the world. A friend asked me if I was focusing on my blessings. NO. Otherwise I wouldn’t be so crushed.
This morning I decided I would write 200 things that I am thankful for, broken down by People, Experiences and Things, in that order. I wanted things to be last since they hold the least importance. I wanted 200 entries, but forced myself to think of 200 experiences throughout my life. I realized I have done some pretty cool things in my life, like touring the USS Enterprise and USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carriers, cliff jumping, skating behind a truck, river boarding, doing a set of 250 push up (which I can’t do right now), three century bike rides, hiking 50 miles in under 20 hours, earning my black belt in Bushi Ban Karate, and other things. I’ve done a lot of things most people haven’t. I have cool people around me, and I own some cool knives and gear. I spent over five hours working on that entry, because I wanted to use it the next time I start to feel like I did yesterday.
It was a good exercise to see what I have accomplished and what is around me.