Here we are 3 months later. Remember, I am trying to get something started? With “summer” beginning on June 1st and ending on August 31st? Remember back to when I decided to start writing things I am grateful for, on my blog every day instead of just my gratitude journal? https://sundayschildfullofgrace.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/grateful-for-garbage-and-grace/
I would have never guessed the number would grow to take on a life of its own. Day by day, grace unfolded before my very eyes. After three months of purpose, three months of adding to the list, I would see the world just a bit differently. I have found myself looking, really looking for things to be grateful for. Focusing on what is presented to me on a daily basis and then writing it down and talking about it and then CHOOSING TO BE GRATEFUL. I chose wisely. I am a different person today than I was 3 months ago. A much more calm, centered, grace filled and yes, a more grateful person. I like that about me. I like that if I needed to use words to describe myself, one of the words would be grateful. I like that if others had to describe me, they would use the same powerful word.
Today, on this last day of summer (to me anyway), I am grateful for: 563. Shawn Achor’s book, “The Happiness Project”. He taught me to place value on being grateful. 564. Calling my list a blessing, not lucky 565. cappuccino with a girlfriend 566. my healthy grandgirlies 567. having two healthy boys and two healthy daughter in-laws 568. Mr. Right 569. Having the piece of mind to list my gratitude 570. building a list to look back on 571. the life I have chosen to live 572. the freedom of religion 573. Today, I am grateful for the excellence that has become a habit. I will continue keeping my list in a written journal. It is of value. I have been given freely the choice to live in gratitude. I accept it and will place importance upon it daily.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, is not an act, but a habit. ~aristotle