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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Julia

10 Things to Be Grateful for in 2019

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

Many people reflect on gratitude around the holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. After all, it's that time of year. What about practicing gratitude every single day? Once, I did that everything started to change. It's possible to practice vision and gratitude daily.

When I first started practicing gratitude daily, I started changing my spiritual, mental and emotional habits. In 2016, I started creating my 90 Day Plan: 7 Steps to Success including every area of life from the spiritual to financial.

2019 hasn't been the easiest year by far. I've been stretched, pulled and transformed in more ways than I can count. This year my word is Freedom so you may imagine the trials and tests that have come my way to challenge and release freedom in all areas of my life. This is the year I started waking up at 4:30 am in July. I often feel like a #wholenewme.

Despite the challenges in faith, love, dreams, and love, this is the year I've felt flow and joy limitlessly. It's not freedom if it isn't tested amidst crazy and chaotic circumstances, right? This year feels like it has flown by. It seems like just yesterday it was Christmas 2018. Anyone else feels like that?

At the same time, I've learned the more I am tuned in to gratitude for the smaller and simpler things, the more joy I feel in every way. The more joy I feel, the easier things somehow come to me that increase my joy. I remind myself often to count my blessings now as if my tomorrow depends on the gratitude I express today.

Recently, I traveled to Mexico on a hosted trip with Airbnb Adventures, as well as creating content for media, online courses, and events. My intention for the trip included practicing gratitude limitlessly and being joyful at the moment. On Day 1, I felt inspired to reflect on 10 things to be grateful for in 2019.

What are you grateful for this year? Grab a journal and write down 10 things you are grateful for now.

10 Things to Be Grateful for in 2019
10 Things to Be Grateful for in 2019

What do you want more of in your life? How do you want to feel in 2020? When you express gratitude how do you feel? What could you believe, feel and do to experience more of what you want?

Who could be impacted by an increase in your gratitude and joy? Do you have a community to share reflections, gratitude, and joy with? Are you expressing gratitude regularly?

What I've learned is the more I express gratitude, the more there is to be grateful for.

You will love these reflections of 10 Things to Be Grateful for in 2019.

Gratitude for 2019

Whether you are in Corporate, working a 9-5, or an entrepreneur, gratitude is a practice that will transform you. The more you express what you are grateful for, the more you show joy. The more you are full of joy, the more you have to be grateful for.

I won't sit here and pretend it is easy to return to gratitude in each moment something happens. I get it. It isn't easy to experience growth and deal with yourself and others. We aren't promised an easy life without tests and trials.

Yet, I do and we do have a choice to choose our perspective in the pain and process. I remind myself to reflect on the love, joy, and abundance I do have all around and not the temporary trial.

These 10 Things to Be Grateful for will help you put things into perspective for your gratitude list. It is in your free will to choose in the midst of it all to focus on what is pure, lovely and praiseworthy. One of my favorite verses is Phil 4:8 in the Bible.

This gratitude list includes themes I practice including spiritual, mental, relational and financial. I challenge myself amid chaos and circumstances to grow in every way. I've often asked myself this year - how is this situation helping me, who will this help me relate to, and how could I be or act differently next time? How may I be a vessel to help others overcome this situation?

When you choose to turn pain into purpose powerfully, our potential to help people is increased.

What will you choose to focus on?

1. Closer to Our Creator

I thought I had faith before 2019. At the same time, when I look at how my faith has grown, I am amazed at how much stronger I am when I look back a year, two years, or five years. It is almost as if I didn't have faith at all.

I vividly recall how the smallest things would alter my peace, gratitude, and joy. Don't get me wrong. I am human and have my moments. However, the growth is supernatural. I attribute this to a closer relationship with our Creator.

I have grown closer to God in exponential ways in 2019. This is the first year I read the Bible straight through. The levels of transformation in my spirit, soul, mind, and body are incredible. I am now reading through the Bible the second time. The ongoing divine downloads and revelations are incredible. I literally feel the Word transforming me from the inside out.

In addition to reading the Word, I pray daily with gratitude, requests, and thanksgiving. I talk to God regularly over my life, vision and daily experiences. I've recorded my vision and prayers and listen daily to them.

I reflect often on
Proverbs 29:18 "Without vision, people perish".

These last few years, I've faced things I never thought I would. The situations have increased my faith and taught me humility, grace, and love like nothing else. Without a shadow of a doubt, I know that I would not have the faith, hope, and love I do with the peace I feel without God.

Perhaps, you believe in God. Perhaps, you don't. Ask yourself how could you increase your love, compassion and self-care practices on a daily basis to grow?

2. My Incredible Health

I am grateful for my health. This has been an incredible year of being stable and consistent with my health in every way. I took care of my body in every way. 2019 brought an increase in consistency without fitness shows or anything external. I felt pulled to simply do it for myself and my body. To ultimately be the best vessel and body I can be.

I stayed consistent with eating healthy, Herbalife Nutrition and working out regularly. My workouts included lifting weights at the gym 4-6 times a week. yoga, and dancing. I made sure my health stayed a priority in the midst of creating media, online courses, live events, and brand partnerships and engagements.