A Grateful December

Carrying My Gratitude Into December | Rachel Rambach | Listen & Learn Music

November was a really good month. Even alongside some professional challenges, the stress of traveling, and a very full calendar, I felt more grounded and happier than usual. I can only attribute that to writing my 23 Days of Gratitude series, which forced me to focus on the wonderful things in my life every day leading up to Thanksgiving.

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{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 13 – Monday Mornings

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 13 - Monday Mornings

It’s my reset button, a fresh start. Monday morning is an opportunity to begin again, after what has most likely been an exhausting weekend. Once the kids are out the door, their messes have been picked up, and I have my coffee in hand, I’m ready to start my week.

I have always purposely designed by schedule so that Mondays are low-key. I don’t teach any classes, and starting this year, I don’t see any students or clients, either. I try to keep my schedule open so that I can devote the day to creative tasks, especially in the morning.

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{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 10 – Fall Foliage

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 10 - Fall Foliage

This may seem like a silly thing to be grateful for, but I feel it every time I drive or walk down a tree-lined street this time of year. Although there are plenty of downsides to living in the Midwest, the beauty of fall is NOT one of them.

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{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 8 – Green Juice

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 8 - Green Juice

I asked for a juicer the Christmas after my son was born. I had started working out again, and wanted to be healthier in general. I figured that juicing would be an easy way to add more vegetables to my diet.

That juicer got a LOT of use for about a year…until I was well into my second pregnancy and getting ready to move into a new house. I kind of forgot about it until this past summer, when I finally pulled it out of the cabinet and used it for the first time in forever.

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{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 5 – Apple Music

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 5 - Apple Music

When I first subscribed to Apple Music, I did it purely for work purposes. My students and clients were constantly asking to learn or listen to songs that I didn’t have in my iTunes, and I wasn’t a fan of pulling up the YouTube video as an alternative.

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{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 3 – Meditation

23 Days of Gratitutde | Meditation

I’ve been dipping my toe into the waters of meditation over the last couple of years, but this fall, I decided to finally take the plunge. I knew from practicing on a sporadic basis just how effective meditation can be, so when I had the opportunity to take a class, I went for it.

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