Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A Year in Gratitude
#1826 - This is the one year anniversary to my gratitude experiment. I am grateful that I made it this long, more or less easily propelled to the task by the original impulse that brought me here.
#1827 - My friend Jill for suggesting I blog. My response at the time was, "Whatever would I write?" And then a month or two later the answer was given. Maybe this is how a book will come someday. "Whatever could I write for a whole book?" I think. But maybe this is an example. I would have said the same thing about writing anything authentic everyday for a year.
#1828 - I've had this stance in recent years that, "The News," should be called, "The Bad News." How do we, as a society start to pay attention to the good as much as the bad? How do we find a balance where, "The News" will actually be an accurate description? I don't know, but I guess like everything it might begin in my own life. Right now I'm not really feeling grateful, well actually I wasn't when I started writing this, and yet I am already feeling more positive. This is my assignment, here I am and as I do it, its gifts come back to me.
#1829 - Writing something 362 days of the last year!! (I never forgot my gratitudes completely. However there were 2-3 days when I was about to fall asleep and I remembered. On those days I made the list in my head and then wrote them down in the morning.)
#1830 - My numbering is correct. I just did the math 365x5=1825. I figured it might have really gotten messed up at some point. I was hesitant to check and didn't want to put the effort into it, today it is easy though and it's right!
[For the few people who may read this regularly. I plan on switching my gratitude blog posts to every third day. A little more confusing for me to keep track of, but it feels appropriate at this point in time. Thanks!]