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gratitude52, Week 13 {the ponytail diaries}

gratitude52 (because “52 Weeks of Gratitude” is too much of a mouthful) is a year-long challenge/series on, obviously, gratitude. Read more about the challenge here and all gratitude52 posts here.

I’ll be honest — I am not feeling this week’s gratitude prompt (a challenge you’ve overcome). I’ve racked my brain over this all week and have nothing I really want to share or write about. I’m not sure what that says about me (and, really honestly, I’d prefer not to dive into¬†that right now).

But in thinking about what I should write about this week, I’ve come up with lots of other things I’m grateful for, so instead, I want to share a more traditional “gratitude list.”

1. Daylight Savings Time

I really can’t put into words how much I love, love, love the time change. In the days immediately after, I just felt so much lighter when I noticed “hey, it’s 6:00 and it’s still bright and sunny out!” I don’t really get afflicted with SAD (I really have no excuse, it’s not like we really lose a lot of sunlight around here) but I feel like I can get so much more accomplished on days when it’s still light at 7:00 or later. Although I do end up eating dinner later, but I’m okay with it.

Out on the patio in the late afternoon {the ponytail diaries}

2. Fresh brewed tea

It could be 90 degrees out and I’ll still be boiling water to make a fresh cup of hot tea. On that note, I’m also grateful for Teavana and Starbucks rewards that let me get loose leaf tea for free.

Teavana tea at Starbucks {the ponytail diaries}

3. Balboa Park

When I first moved to San Diego, I thought Balboa Park was just the zoo. Now I’m there, oh, at least three times a week, either taking Onyx to one of its three dog parks or running the trails. AND now that I’ve found out there’s free wi-fi hotspots I think I’ll be there even more throughout the spring/summer.

Balboa Park {the ponytail diaries}

4. The library

It just rocks.

The Desire Map - latest library checkout {the ponytail diaries}

5. Gardening

I feel like a total nerd, but I get a real kick out of seeing plants grow taller day by day, blooms sprouting, fruits growing.

Little limes growing, slowly by surely {the ponytail diaries}

Tell me something you’re grateful for — go.