Friday, July 2, 2010
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?