30 Days with a Grateful Heart (2011) - Wanna Play?
In both 2009 and 2010, I spent the last 30 days each year taking stock of all of the incredible blessings in our lives. My Papa always said that it takes 30 days to break a habit, or 30 days of meditation to really begin to effect a change within you. Focusing on daily gratitudes has helped me to recommit myself to the things that move and inspire me during a very hectic and stressful time of year. Some of these gratitudes are small and silly, some of them bind me to my community and are woven in the deeper strands of my heart. It's the moment that you take the pause and find the glimmer...that's where the good stuff is...in that moment, in that pause, in that gratitude...no matter how simple, right?
So, this is where I ask you if you'd like to join me. There's no pressure, no rules, no expectations...but if you'd like to bumble along this path with me, I'd love to have you along. My goal is to finish on New Year's Eve. It seems like a fitting way to welcome 2012, no? I'll put the first post up this evening...I know that December has 31 days, but this way I have a 'gimme' somewhere along the way in case I need it. If you want to shout out your gratitude, feel free to put it in the comments, link to your blog or your Flickr, email me, Facebook it up...whatever works for you. Last year we had a dozen or so blog authors share their gratitudes. I'm clearing out last year's participants from the blog-roll over there on the right hand side. If you'd like to be re-added or wanna give it a fresh go, I'd love to add you, just let me know. Want to hold your gratitude in silence? Equally as groovy.
The last several months have been so hectic, that lately I have found myself wondering if I can pull it off this year. The ridiculousness of that thought stopped me in my tracks today. I might be too busy to find something to be grateful for each day? Seriously?? Holy HECK! I'm obviously in need of some perspective. I'm embracing the challenge with a full heart and the best intentions. Now...if someone could just squeeze a few more hours into the day....
See you along the way maybe?