Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Gratitude Project

The Thanksgiving holidays are quickly approaching. That means lots of time with family and friends, and more food than a person could possibly consume. But it's also a time of reflecting on the things in life for which we are thankful.

Yesterday, my friend and pastor, Ray, wrote this challenge:

~"This year I want to get more out of this "holiday".  I want to nurture a habit.  Holidays come around once a year.  Habits can stay with us for a lifetime.  Thanksgiving is a holiday.  Having an attitude of gratitude can become a habit.  It's a habit worth having, but it doesn't happen automatically.  It takes intentional effort.  I'm willing to put forth that effort in what I call "The Gratitude Project".  Here is how it will work:

Beginning Monday, Nov. 1 and going through Thursday, Nov. 25 I am going to take some time each day to reflect on someone or something I am thankful for and record my thoughts in a journal.  After 25 consecutive days of doing this, maybe it will become a habit."~

So I am taking his challenge, and I invite you to do the same. For the next 25 days, beginning tomorrow and ending on November 25, I will post on my blog something for which I am thankful. Just know, it may be a long post, or it may be nothing more than a few short sentences. But being thankful isn't about being elaborate, just honest. So starting tomorrow, look for 25 days of things for which I am thankful. I encourage you to take Ray's challenge, and make your own list. Maybe you, too, will begin a new habit of thankfulness.

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“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~Dr. Suess