Friday, July 2, 2010

Positive Posting

My blogger friend Shirley at Bits and Pieces has come up with an inspiring idea for the month of July.  She has asked her fellow bloggers to try and post at least one positive thing each day during July.

A while back, I started a "Gratitude Journal" where each day I posted at least 5 things I was thankful for.   The obvious things, like family, friends, health etc were listed on the first page.  After that, I tried to add new things each day.  Things that I might not normally have stopped and appreciated.  I kept a mental list of the things I was grateful for so that I could write them down at night,

 After only a few days, I noticed that my outlook on life had become more postive overall.   Just reviewing the list in my head during the day so that I wouldn't forget any of them by bedtime forced me to take time out to remember that there is a lot of good in my life, even during times of struggle.

  I'm going to join Shirley and try to post something positive here each day in July.  Since I already missed July 1st, today I'm going to post 2 things.

  First, my finger injury is healing nicely.  I can still blog, I just use less fingers.  And, I haven't had to cook dinner all week! 

  Second, I had a very nice visit with my parent's at their new home yesterday.  They are settiling in nicely.

There!  I'm feeling more upbeat already!  Care to join me?

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  1. I'm glad your finger is on the mend! I'm glad your parents are doing well in their new home. I remember when we moved my parents here to be by us kids and they chose an assisted living facility after living with us a month. They are stressful times, but also really good times.

  2. Great idea that Shirley had. Glad to hear your finger is doing better. Hope your holiday weekend is wonderful!

  3. What a delightful idea! We all truly do have a lot to be thankful for...blogs and quilt friends can be added the the list also! Thank you for your blog!

  4. I missed Shirley's post, I haven't been on in a day or two and I am trying to catch up on reading. Sounds like a nice idea.


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