30 Days of Gratitude
What are you grateful for? Seems like an easy enough question to answer and most of us would probably start rattling off the obvious: our families, spouses, our friends, our health, careers, etc. If you really dial it down a bit more though and go beneath the surface of the first things that come to mind you will be amazed to see just how much more there is to the concept of gratitude. I came across a 30 Day Gratitude Challenge image on Pinterest at the beginning of this month and it was all I needed to prompt myself to dig a little deeper...
Since it's a 30 Day Challenge you can start it really at any time-it doesn't have to be the first of the month. If you are reading this and you are from the US, starting on the first of November could be a great way to usher in the spirit of Thanksgiving which is my all time favorite holiday by the way. For me, every morning before I start my day I check out what the prompt is and I spend a little time thinking about my answer. What I love the most about the challenge is that the wording is changed up for most of the days. For example, some of the prompts ask you what you are most grateful for so there is a qualifier there. Some of them ask you about something specific that happened that day. Some of the prompts make you think of the simplest and smallest type of things that we all have or experience in our daily lives but we are just too busy to literally stop and think about them-let alone actually say that we are grateful for them! I started the challenge at the beginning of this month and now that I am exactly half way through I wanted to share it with all of you. It's a great way to express gratitude on a daily basis even if it's for the simple things that we often time take for granted. Take the time out this month to see what it is that YOU are truly grateful for!
Here's the Challenge: 30 Days of Gratitude-Courtesy of TextMyJournal
Day One: What smell are you grateful for today?
Day Two: What technology are you grateful for?
Day Three: What color are you grateful for?
Day Four: What food are you most grateful for?
Day Five: What sound are you most grateful for today?
Day Six: What in nature are you grateful for?
Day Seven: What memory are you grateful for?
Day Eight: What book are you most grateful for?
Day Nine: What place are you most grateful for?
Day Ten: What taste are you grateful for today?
Day Eleven: What holiday are you grateful for?
Day Twelve: What texture are you grateful for?
Day Thirteen: What abilities are you grateful for?
Day Fourteen: What sight are you grateful for today?
Day Fifteen: What season are you grateful for?
Day Sixteen: What about your body are you grateful for?
Day Seventeen: What knowledge are you grateful for?
Day Eighteen: What piece of art are you most grateful for?
Day Nineteen: What touch are you grateful for today?
Day Twenty: Who in your life are you grateful for?
Day Twenty-one: What song are you most grateful for?
Day Twenty-two: What story are you grateful for?
Day Twenty-three: What tradition are you grateful for?
Day Twenty-four: What challenge are you grateful for?
Day Twenty-five: What moment this week are you most grateful for?
Day Twenty-Six: What form of expression are you most grateful for?
Day Twenty-Seven: What small thing that you use daily are you grateful for?
Day Twenty-Eight: What small thing that happened today are you grateful for?
Day Twenty-Nine: What friend/family member are you grateful for today?
Day Thirty: What talent or skill do you have that you are grateful for?
Here is what I am grateful for so far this month:
Day One: The fresh flowers on my dining room table
Day Two: My IPhone (This was super easy!!!)
Day Three: Pink!!! (All shades!!)
Day Four: My aunt's leftover pastitsio-(for those who don't know it's like the Greek version of lasagna)
Day Five: My cat's footsteps running up the stairs
Day Six: The sound of the "peepers" at night in my hometown-(they always represented the first sign of summer)
Day Seven: This one I am going to keep for myself!!!!
Day Eight: The Alchemist
Day Nine: My hometown of Warwick, New York
Day Ten: Truffles
Day Eleven: Thanksgiving!!!
Day Twelve: The texture of my fur vest!
Day Thirteen: My ability to always find a way-I guess that's resilience or maybe resourcefulness....
Day Fourteen: Pictures of my family since they are so far away!
Day Fifteen: My favorite season is fall so it goes without saying that I am most grateful for it and everything that goes along with it...
I am looking forward to finishing the challenge out over the next two weeks! We would love to hear what you are grateful for! XO-Kathy