Invisible Strength

A field journal

HODL Gratefulness

Grandma’s roll-top desk was a keeper of memories. As kids we would rummage through its many drawers of different sizes to find unique treasures that had been kept across time. A bountiful mixture of trinkets: old photographs, various pieces of paper, small handcrafted items, letters, writing utensils, pieces of beaded fabric, buttons…

Patiently, grandma used to tell me stories about those pieces and why they were meaningful. It was not the object itself, but the memory it carried that made them valuable. Her generosity, gratefulness, and positivity in the midst of challenges make for beautiful moments. The kind of memories worth HODLing on to.

Who brings meaning to your life, and what moments expand your feeling of gratefulness??

Welcome the day

You are staring at a clear view of a vast landscape with open skies. The sun is starting to rise, and all of your being is focused on that feeling of openness.

As you notice the subtle color changes on the horizon, your mind quiets down, your breathing grows deep and steady. You worries seem to evaporate with the first rays of the sun.

It is as if you are staring at the essence of gratefulness, and that essence is seeping deep into your soul.

Your heart starts to push away anything that leaves a negative trace.

You focus on everything that sparks a sense of wellness, support, trust, love, gratefulness, happiness….

You’re ready.

The actions of this day buidl tomorrow.


Optimism is like a special pair of shoes allowing us to walk into the unknown with soles of courage and hope.

Looking at life through the lens of positivity gives us clarity, dismantling the illusion of perfection and removing the need for control.

It is in trying that we learn and adapt. It is in mistakes that we can discover the solutions. It is in caring that we enjoy purpose.