Join Me for Thirty Days of Thanks

Living from a place of gratitude…
This came up as I wrote in my journal this week. For several days now I have been putting together a “project” that I hope you can join me in, and it has everything to do with being grateful.
My goal is to write or create something each day in November that reflects what I am grateful for.  My camera will be involved, as well as a visual art journal that I’m making a cover for this weekend. You won’t necessarily see a blog post here each day, but at least every few days I plan to give you a summary of what has come from my heart.  
For a while I thought this was just a little phase of silly thinking that I was going through, but too many words and ‘signs’ have come along to let me know that I really must do this.  Most recently I finished a book by Dr. Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection. In it she talks about overcoming who we think we are supposed to be by becoming who we really are.  One of her “guideposts” deals with gratitude, and it just resonated deeply with me.  So here I am, making this promise to myself and sharing it with the world (a.k.a. you!). 
Would you like to join me in November?
This is a stress free thing. No big expectations. Just make a deliberate effort to practice gratitude for 30 days.  If you journal, fill a new journal with pages of your gratitude. In your daily practice of meditation or prayer, be conscious of how richly blessed you are.  Make this as public or as private as you like.  If you wish to express your thanks in an art form (photos, collage, painting, mixed media) then just create to your heart’s content.  And if you are a blogger you can pick up a button here.  

For now, it’s back to my craft table and that visual art journal.  You’ll see more of it soon!
Blessings to all of you….


8 Replies to “Join Me for Thirty Days of Thanks”

  1. Since I had wanted to start a gratitude journal and nver get around to it, I think this is the perfect opportunity to express my gratitude. So count me in – what a lovely idea!!

  2. This sounds wonderful and something I know I need!! To remember how fortunate I am and to be grateful for the big and the little things. So, yes, count me in, too!

  3. About six months ago I began to share what I am grateful for each week on my Friday blog. It has been a wonderful experience. I would love to join you in November.

  4. You can count me in too. I did this last year and included a picture every day for the month in my Project Life. This year I will be doing that and trying to journal and a kids project that I will be sharing soon.

    I love love this idea and look forward to it. So excited about what your making Deborah and can't wait to see more. Thank you for inviting us to play along with you.

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