Words of Gratitude from Copake Lake

As I write this I am cuddled up with a giant mug of hot chocolate and the coziest blanket, looking out over Copake Lake. To celebrate a friend’s birthday/New Years (and because we’re always up for an adventure) my friends and I have traveled farther upstate for a week of shenanigans in the mountains. (Don’t worry there are glorious pictures to come!)

I know is been some time since I last wrote. I dropped a birthday post in October and then disappeared off the grid for two months. Honestly, I dived into midterms and just kept pushing until finals were over (aka last week). Now that I’ve stopped to breathe for a moment I look up and its the end of December.  Tomorrow we’ll be saying goodbye to 2015 and welcoming in a whole new year.

December always makes me nostalgic. With all of the holidays, the delicious food, the ending of the year, spending time with family during the break … how can you not?

Honestly, there’s no way that I deserve the amazing family and friends that I have in my life. I’m always amazed at how loving, talented, wise, beautiful, brilliant and ridiculously crazy they all are. We’re not perfect but we love each other, and when it comes down that’s what matters the most.

Its so easy for us to take things for granted. The roof over our heads, the warm bed we sleep in, the food on our plates, the people in our lives… but I promise it doesn’t last. Nothing lasts forever. This holiday I pray that we take a moment to count our blessings, tell those who are important to us that we love them, and remember that no matter how much we have there’s always something to be grateful for. Let’s close out with 2015 with gratitude and bring in 2016 with a bang.


How do you celebrate New Years? Any great plans?

2 thoughts on “Words of Gratitude from Copake Lake

  1. There is so much to be grateful for and a lot of people really don’t realize it. Gratitude is truly overwhelming isn’t it? It almost, and in some instances does, bring tears of joy to your eyes, seeing the beautiful people you are surrounded by. Far too often we run through life, like how you did in the last half of the semester, with blinders on and miss out on what’s important.

    Great post and thank you for sharing, it got me thinking about my own life and how truly grateful I am. We should connect, come check me out! Just search “Toronto Life Coach on Google, I am studying under Master Life Coach Bruno LoGreco. Keep up the inspiring work!

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  2. Gratitude is what will keep us humble and give us perspective. Without it we forget where we came from and how far we still have left to go. Thanks Andrew for your warm words! I’ll be checking out your site soon!


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