I've been thinking a lot about gratitude lately. Today, I'd like to know what you think. 40,000 Steps I've been walking like a maniac lately. It's part of my effort to lose weight. As long as I have the time, I walk to any destination under 3 miles. When I was in San Diego, I had two consecutive days where I walked 40,000 steps. For the past week, I've averaged … [Read more...] about Do You Practice Gratitude?
The mechanical objects in my life have plotted against me. Dead Battery After we got back from vacation, I went to start-up the Honda Element and found that it was dead. Hmmm, maybe I left a door open or interior light on? I charged the battery and drove around a bit, but it was dead again the next day. To figure out what was going on, I broke out my little friend, the … [Read more...] about Gratitude: When Sh*t Hits the Fan Edition
Shannon and Sergio who write over at Screw the Average guest post today with a healthy dose of gratitude! Screw the Average is a pretty great blog name, but I like their tagline even better: be an outlier. And these two are definitely outliers. Check out some of their travels. While those photos are awesome, you must see the one here (and read the story on that page … [Read more...] about Gratitude Found Through Perspective
Action may not always bring happiness, but there can is no happiness without action. -Benjamin Disraeli I had always heard that early retirees lead busy lives, but I didn't believe it. However, it's totally true. I left my job on April 13th and I've never been busier. It's only been 2 months, but if feels like 2 years. The job is a tiny dot in the rearview mirror. I've … [Read more...] about Friday Gratitude: Bring It
Mrs. BITA came up with an awesome Friday Gratitude post! It's so awesome that I'm publishing it a day early. Thanks Mrs. BITA! Last week was a rough week at work. Deadlines were looming, unreasonable demands were lurking behind every cubicle wall, and panicked managers were scheduling a meeting a minute. During the accumulation phase of financial independence and early … [Read more...] about A Swift Kick in the Pants (with Mrs. BITA)