Tips on Staying Grateful

Sometimes I get the most delicious goodies in my inbox! Blair Leatherwood recently shared his tips for staying grateful and I just had to share them with y’all. Stay inspired so you can keep inspiring others, everyone! And thank you, Blair. You’re awesome!

On being grateful (not sure how ninja this is, but hey)

Bonnie:

I want to thank you for your now-biweekly doses of ninjatude, and I wanted to share something with you. If you think it’s of any value, please feel free to do with it what you will.

This was prompted by a number of social media posts that made me think some people don’t realize just how good they’ve got it. I called it “Being Grateful.”

Be grateful that you’ve got three auditions today — someone wants to see you.

Be grateful that you’ve had to fill your gas tank twice this week to get to auditions — you’ve got auditions.

Be grateful that you have to juggle your calendar to accept the two jobs you just got offered — you got offered two jobs.

Be grateful that you’ve got all those lines to learn — you’re working.

Be grateful that you’re up at 3:30am to get to set — you’re working.

Be grateful that you’re in a makeup chair for two hours — you’re working.

Be grateful that you’ve got all that music to learn — you’re working.

Be grateful that your legs are sore from learning that combination — you’re working.

Be grateful that you’re running from your day job to rehearsal, grabbing a sandwich on the way — you’re working.

Be grateful that you’re not getting into bed until after midnight because of rehearsal — you’re working.

Be grateful that tech week is coming up and you haven’t done your laundry in weeks — you’re working.

Be grateful that you’ve got nine shows this week — you’re working.

Be grateful that you’re doing a film, a commercial, a roleplaying gig, a staged reading and you haven’t fixed that light in the kitchen yet — you’re working.

Be grateful that you’re working doing something you love — you’re working doing something you love.

Have a great week!
Blair Leatherwood


Bonnie Gillespie is living her dreams by helping others figure out how to live theirs. Wanna work with Bon? Start here. Thanks!


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