19
Aug

Even though I’ve not been asked to blog today, I thought I’ve give a recap of how The Gratitude Challenge has been so far.  Yesterday we were asked to take five minutes to write down all the blessings in our lives.  As I started this list it was pretty generic, I was thankful for family and friends, my home and my job. However, the more time I took, the more I realized there were so many things around me that I take for granted.  Quickly, my list expanded, now I realized I am thankful for things like:

  • Gravity for keeping my grounded
  • My eye sight so that I can enjoy beauty in the world including sunsets and artwork
  • My sense of smell so that I can enjoy a great perfume, the scent of flowers and the smell of an amazing meal
  • My ability to feel, which prevents me from getting seriously hurt
  • My ability to hear so that I can hear my parents and sister on the phone from 3,000 miles away
  • My ability to taste great food

The list could keep going, which I think is amazing because on the first day it honestly was hard to take stock of the blessings in my life.  However, now I see them everywhere I turn.  I’ve also been able to give thanks for the negative things in my life, as we were asked to do on day 4, and I realize they aren’t so negative because they serve a purpose for growth and understanding.

As I sign off, I leave you with this, a photo of something beautiful that made me grateful this morning. Beautiful flowers from my fellow Tiny Talk blogger, Katie, which also came with the sweetest thank you note. I am grateful for sweet friends!

dahlias

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  1. Terri says:

    My pastor preached Sunday on being Thankful. She told us to list 3 thing everyday we were thankful for that day. We are to do this for 20 days. Then Monday I come across all you bloggers taking the Gratitude Challenge. It has been great following you and the others. It has really made a difference in my days already.

  2. Katie says:

    Awww, you are too nice! Happy early birthday! XO!

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