I started posting on this blog November 20, 2012 so I’m nearly 7 months into my life as a blogger. When I saw this message after yesterday’s post, I thought, “wow!” My intention was to blog every day…to give myself the opportunity every day to take note of something I have to be grateful for. While I do count my blessings – and there are so many of them that I don’t even write about (or perhaps even realize), I have come to understand that setting an expectation that I do anything other than eat and sleep every day is just not realistic. I’ve settled in to a happy spot between discipline and going with the flow. Given that I am one of those people who tends to check accomplishments off her to-do list and move quickly on to the next thing without much of a pause of acknowledgement for the achievement, I thought I would consciously choose to pause today in gratitude for my blog, my blogging, and the milestone of my first 150 posts. I enjoy the opportunity to express myself and share my ideas. I look forward to experiencing others’ blogs and learning from them. I especially like when I gain a sense of connection and feel shared experiences – so often others words are incredibly powerful and inspiring. I’m thankful for all the new friends I’ve made and the sense of family that’s here.