My friend Susan Wiggs, initiated her Gratitude Project on her blog yesterday, and I’m stealing the idea. Well, I’m appropriating the idea, with her blessings.
The idea is to think of, and post, three things you’re grateful for today, every day through Thanksgiving. Or every day, period. Things like: hot water when you turn on the faucet. Frozen pizza. Moist towelettes. Your spousal unit. Your functioning brain. Shoes that fit. Autumn leaves. Your dog’s cold nose. You get the idea.
I think we take way too much for granted, and when we look around us with gratitude in our hearts, our lives change.
So take this idea and run with it. Tell your friends. Use it on your blogs, in your churches, your coffee klatches, your bookclubs. Write an essay on gratitude and submit it. Let’s make November National Gratitude Month.
I, for one, could use a lot less cynicism in my life.
So for today, here is my gratitude list:
1. I’m grateful for my wonderful husband who gets up singing in the morning.
2. I’m grateful to have the career I have always wanted, that intrigues, frustrates, challenges, and rewards me.
3. I’m grateful to all my friends who love me as much as I love them.
Three more coming tomorrow.