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In an attempt to lose weight, become healthier, happier, more zen, and basically become an all around bad ass, I’ve started walking again.

I recently purchased a Fitbit and it has kind of changed my life, and I really do mean that. Here’s an example: Last weekend we went to the beach. Typically what this means for me is that I post up under the umbrella and watch my boys play in the surf while I Instagram cute pictures of them.

But this time, well, this time I had my 10,000 steps to get in! So I got up out of my chair and played in the waves with my 3 year old boy. We laughed and screamed when the waves crashed down upon us, kicked his soccer ball, and ran up and down the beach chasing each other. I did this so that I could get in some exercise, but I ended up gaining so much more than that. I honestly felt like a better Mom and a happier person, and all because of this rubber bracelet I started wearing.

Which brings us back to walking. I was walking my usual route the other day, most of which is walking on path right by the ocean. Before I knew it, I was listing off everything that I am grateful for, counting my blessings one by one.

I may be overweight, but I am healthy enough to walk.

I get to exercise outdoors, with the most beautiful backdrop imaginable.

I am blessed to be able to have the opportunity to stay at home while starting my own business.

I love my little family and they love me.

And then I happened to look at the daily reading from my most favorite app, Transform. It said,

“Gratitude! Tears melting into mountain snow”

-Soen Nakagawa

Assignment: Today, as you go through your day, notice everything for which you are grateful.

It was like getting validation from the Universe that I’m doing the right thing, which is always a good feeling.


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