I own white cowboy boots. I bought them 6 years ago while I was visiting my brother in Houston, Texas, and then preceded to never wear them. But all that changed today.
I don’t know why I buy nice things and then decide that they’re too nice for me to actually use. It’s really counterproductive and unhelpful, but I do it all the time. I have beautiful, interesting things that I never wear because I decided at one point that they’re just too special to be worn in regular life and therefore need to be saved for special occasions. But after years of saving a dress or a pair of boots or a sweater for a future special occasion, it can seem like no event is ever special enough.
I’m trying to break out of this habit. I want to wear the nice things I have now. Even if there are no special events, I want to integrate the things I love into my life as it is now. I don’t want to wait anymore.
Tonight I wore my white cowboy boots to target. I picked up an ink cartridge and laundry detergent and felt pretty stylish while I did it.
What’s your gratiTUDE today?
What is a “GratiTUDE”?:
GratiTUDE is the general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness.
What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:
Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly. And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.
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