I was doing some searching today and I came across my original gratefulness challenge that I did in the summer of 2010. This first challenge wasn’t as intense as the one I just complete. I never wrote in detail about why I was grateful for these things, but I still find it quite an interesting read. I especial find it neat which items got repeated the second time around. If I’m still grateful for it three years later then it must really be important.
I took a moment today to review my list of 90 things I spoke about during my Gratefulness Challenge. Wow, 90 things. It seems like a lot but the list of items I never got a chance to talk about is much longer. This challenge has lead me to a few realization about myself and I feel like now is a great opportunity to share them.
Here they all are; the 90 things I have highlighted during my 30 day gratefulness challenge. There is still an even longer list of things I didn’t get a chance to talk about. Still though, seeing it all in one place feels pretty amazing. It doesn’t matter how big or small the item is, they all remind me of just how great my life is. I have linked the first item of each day to that specific post so if you are curious about anything on my list you have a direct link to that day on the journey. Hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed writing!
And so it all comes to an end! 30 days of gratefulness complete! I’m somewhat sad to see it go. Getting to spend a few hours every day writing about things that are important to me has been really great. There have been moments when I really didn’t feel like doing it, but pushing through and putting the thoughts down on paper has been good. Also walking around every day thinking about what things I wanted to write about has put me in an extra positive mindset. I’m a big believer in positive thinking. I believe that we see what we are looking for and I have noticed how the simple shift of thought towards gratefulness has impacted my perspective and my ability to tackle the everyday challenges. Even though the Gratefulness Challenge writing is over, I hope the outlook it has caused me to adopt is something I can carry forward.
Second to last day of my Gratefulness Challenge! Still so many things to talk about. How can I possibly choose? I sense a list of undiscussed items in my near future. I had a pretty crazy day and night last night so am lazily writing this post from the comfort of my bed. I think you can probably see as you read along how my post clearly reflects what I got up to in the past 24 hours: lots of laughter, lots of fun and perhaps not quite enough sleep.
1. My friends: I feel bad that my friends have had to be lumped into one gratefulness item. I have so many amazing people in my life who all really deserve their own place on the list. I’m really not sure how to talk about them all at once. I could have spent the month just writing about individual people who I am really grateful for, but alas there is only so much time.