I embarked on this journey of my Gratitude blog on December 28, 2010. I have arrived at my 6 month mark. Half Way there. It’s been an interesting journey thus far.
My purpose of doing this blog was to make me realize that I had so much in my life to be grateful for. I think most of us realize that anyway…..but by paying attention to it and trying to notice something on a daily basis has really opened my eyes. Some days are harder than others, not because I’m not grateful for something…..but because I really didn’t want to blog about the same thing, and I’m so often grateful for the same things on a daily basis! I think you’d probably all get tired of me singing the praises of my family everyday!
I found it quite interesting that as I was thinking about reaching this half way point, I got an email from “The Secret Daily Teachings” on gratitude. I’m on their email list and get email once a week or so. Here is what it said yesterday:
From The Secret Daily Teachings : To understand the power and the magic of gratitude, you have to experience it for yourself. So why not begin by deciding to find 100 things a day to be grateful for? If you practice gratitude every day, it won’t take long before gratitude is your natural state of being, and when that happens you will have unlocked one of the greatest secrets to life.
Wow! Finding 100 things a day seems like a challenge! Do you think you could do it right now? I have made 185 posts on gratitude so far on this blog and it’s taken me 185 days to do it! What if I dropped the challenge to just 5o things? Could you do it? Are you willing to share that list with me in the comments section? I’d love to see what you are grateful for that perhaps I am missing as I look around. You don’t need to expound like I do. Just make a list.
I’m challenging you to do it right now…… go ahead….. Grab a piece of paper and pencil….. I’ll wait ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Did you do it? How does your list look? Was it easy or hard? Did you notice the little things that we take for granted everyday? Did it require you to go outside to make it become 50 things? Or, did you find it all inside your house? Could you do it again tomorrow?
Wouldn’t this be a great activity to do with our little children? What a perfect age to try and make them aware of how many things they have to be grateful for! I think seeing the world through their eyes would be delightful. The innocence of children will notice things we don’t!
Thanks for taking the time to make your list. Hopefully it will become a “natural state of being” for you and it will start to “unlock the greatest secrets of life”. It has begun to do that for me. I really would love for you to share your list in the comments section. Even if it’s only 10 or 20 things……. it will enlighten us all!
I’m grateful for my gratitude blog journey so far…… this is truly a glass half full day for me and I’m so excited to fill it to the brim!!
I am Grateful! How are you?
PS…. I’ll be posting my list in the comments. Some of them I’ve blogged on…. some I haven’t! But it’s OK….. cause I’m still grateful!