The kids and I have recently started keeping a gratitude journal. It's something I've mentioned doing for years, and finally got around to starting a few weeks ago (I'm pretty famous for my procrastination). Actually, I found one at a thrift store, for 50 cents. This huge spiral bound book. 50 cents. This is the one. It was brand new. And dirt cheap. And got my butt in gear.
I like it, but sadly - it's hard! It doesn't seem like it would be hard, right? I mean, there are pre-listed questions (and also a blank page for each day) but just to think of one thing, each day - to be grateful for? And we don't even write in it every day. Maybe 4 times a week. Today, my oldest, Evan wrote: I'm grateful I'm not dead.
It's something though, I guess!
Sometimes you just feel uninspired. And you have to search for something to be thankful for. Even if it's just waking up in the morning.
But that is exactly why I wanted to start this journal! To take the time, to find something, to notice something - to appreciate something, no matter how trivial - in our days.
I think I'm going to start doing gratitude Fridays here.
So this week?
I'm grateful for opportunity.