Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Year of Gratitude In Review- 2015

The new year is an exciting time to set goals, and is also the perfect time to reflect on the past year and events you are grateful for in your life.

Last year when I chose to concentrate on gratitude for the year, it ended up being exactly what I needed.  The practice of gratitude grounded me, it forced me to focus on what was positive and wonderful as opposed to obsessing about what was lacking in my life.  Practicing gratitude really made a positive impact in every area of my life.  It was amazing to look at each day with gratitude.  I became consciously grateful for the little things as well as the big events in my life.

I had so many wonderful experiences in 2015.  I was able to travel extensively with my family and really appreciate and enjoy our beautiful earth.  I recognized on a different level how blessed we are to live in the United States.  I noticed our amazing Wasatch Mountains each day, I found more joy in blooming flowers, the moon, and the midnight sky. 

One of the events I am most grateful for this year was witnessing my niece and her husband's growth through the adoption of a sweet two-year old boy.  This little guy opened their hearts so much, that they felt compelled to adopt him and his baby sister who was born a few months later. It gives me much joy knowing that my new grand niece and nephew have parents that are caring for their physical and emotional needs, they are loved, and well taken care of.  It was so incredible to see all the love that these children have brought to my extended family.  Our family has grown, and these beautiful children are so adored, they have touched the lives of all of us - aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. 

I also have so much gratitude for my clients.  Thank you for allowing me to share my year of gratitude with you, for allowing me to help you with your real estate needs, and for trusting me enough to refer me to your friends and family.

As we move into the new year I thought it would be fun for you to write down what you are grateful for each day, and see if you notice a positive shift in your life.  I hope 2016 brings you much love, joy, and abundance!

Shauna Quick
Exit Realty Success