Last year many of my Facebook friends participated in a sort-of-meme where during the entire month of November they posted about things for which they are thankful. Obviously this is connected to the celebration of Thanksgiving, but it's a really nice gesture and helps remind us to spend a moment each day in gratitude for the good things in our lives.
Gratitude has become a big theme in recent years, from Oprah Winfrey and her gratitude journal from a few years back to popular blogger Karen Walrond and her Chookooloonks Path Finder self-discovery course, which encouraged participants to write down one thing -- anything -- good that happened to them throughout their days (I participated in this course a few weeks ago and it was awesome). Just today I read a quote (can't remember from where or by whom) that said the key to true joy in our lives is to find at least one thing every day for which we can be grateful.
So with so many folks talking about gratitude and thankfulness, and given that my life right now is as crazy and as difficult as it has ever been, I thought this would be a good way to bring a little more calmness, centeredness, into my life. And incidentally, November is also National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo for short), a time when bloggers try to post something at least once a day for the entire month.
November is National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo for short), where bloggers try to post at least once daily for 30 day. Sooo ... you can see where I'm going with this. I haven't been writing here much (due to aforementioned life craziness), so this might be a good way to get back into that habit, too.
I can't promise that I'll write every day (I mean, I'm already starting a day late), but I'm going to try. And I'd love it if you'd share some of the things that make you feel grateful, too. We'll just be one big happy grateful family up in here.