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Day 13 I am grateful for.....

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wandering through some posts on SP, I was reminded of how much that I am grateful for and the importance of acknowledging my gratitude. Here is a partial list of things big and small that I am so appreciative to have in my life:
I am making healthy food choices and losing weight
I have a job that is perfect for me , most of the time
I am sleeping through the night
I have a caring family
I have what I need
I hear birds chirping in the morning
It's Friday
The experience of last week's family reunion
Another day
A place like SP
Feeling centered in my food plan
To be often optimistic
To have time to make my changes
To relax
To laugh until I snort
To be able to encourage others to get beyond their obstacles
For my screened in porch
To have finally done my pedi!!
For every moment that occurs I am grateful
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    I love the idea of listing things you are grateful for! Over 17 years ago when my father was living with me (due to his illness), I was pretty down one evening because my father wasn't doing well, and a casual acquaintance told me that she saw Oprah (or someone on Oprah) suggest keeping a "grateful diary." Every night before bed, you are to write in your journal a minimum of 5 things you are grateful that day. I have done this every night from that night forward. Many nights I have a lot more than 5 things to write. There is no maximum, just never fewer than 5. I have never missed a night. When I am traveling away from home, I write my grateful list and transfer it into my "grateful book" when I return home. (OK, so I am a little OCD about this.) It is an amazing exercise though, not to mention quite a history when I look back over the notebooks I filled in 17+ years. ( I write small enough that I can pack a few years into one book, so there aren't all that many books.) I don't often write anything profound, but I do find that sometimes during the day, when something, even very simple happens, I think to myself, "well that goes in my grateful book tonight."
    Tonight I know I will be grateful for my wonderful spark friends!

    1709 days ago
    Yes, gratitude is a wonderful thing!!!
    1710 days ago
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