Mom, Oprah & 5 Things

October 14, 2014

My mom loves Oprah. Specifically, my mom loves the inspiration and character building that Oprah delivers to the world. As a kid, my mom and I would watch the (age-appropriate) Oprah shows as we prepared dinner and homework, respectively. If I were to make a list of the top five celebrity influencers of my childhood, Oprah may or may not make the cut.

Speaking of lists, when I was eight years old my mom gifted my brother and me one of Oprah's tools for Living Your Best Life: a gratitude journal. I was charged with the task of documenting five things each day for which I was grateful. The idea is that by acknowledging these five things, we become more aware of other goodness in our lives. 

My commitment to the gratitude journal ebbed and flowed over the years, but the effects have had a lasting impact. Now I would like to reignite an iteration of the gratitude journal in a weekly digital documentation of 5 things I love:

Blue Ridge Mountains {Weddings to celebrate}
Family {The addition of a new sister}
This blue door {Discovering new Asheville neighborhoods}
ACL Festival {Living in the Live Music Capital}
Fall flowers {And my mom's love for her first born}
 

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