Lyman over at LymanReed.com has recently started posting something he is grateful for everyday. Knowing what I do about how focus can make all the difference in my experience, I’ve decided to borrow his idea. It was sort of funny because I talked myself into it and out of it on several times before I decided to QUIT BEING WISH WASHY AND JUST DO IT ALREADY! 😀 So here I am, making it public that I am going to (
try to) post something that I am grateful for each and every day for 365 days.
In addition to it helping me focus on my life is a more positive way, there appear to be even more benefits of keeping a gratitude journal from WebMd.com:
“Maintain a gratitude journal. Emmons’ research showed that people who keep gratitude journals on a weekly basis exercise more regularly, report fewer physical symptoms, feel better about their lives as a whole, and maintain greater optimism about the future.”
I could definitely use those bonuses 🙂
So for today, I am grateful for this the really cool gift my husband gave me for Christmas (see picture above). I wanted to start blogging on a more regular basis and this was a great way for me to focus into an entry. All I have to do is reach in and pull out one of the pebbles and then write about the topic of the pebble. I really think it will help me to focus more positively on my life. Some of the words include:
I was so grateful that my hubby put such thought into the gifts that he got me 😀 They were all very much ME.
[This is entry 1 of 365 of Operation Gratitude]