Saturday, November 1, 2008

Attitude of Gratitude Challenge

Copied shamelessly from Cryptic Jennifer's email to me. I told her, "Game On!" and tag anyone who wants to participate.... My three are at the bottom of the post

Well folks, the trees are changing colors, the days are getting shorter, and you can just smell autumn in the air. It's time for jackets and pumpkins and the November Attitude of Gratitude Challenge. Participation is completely voluntary. For those of you who have not played before, the challenge is outlined below.

Each day during the month of November you will send an email to me, at least, but feel free to invite others to participate and you can send your gratitude emails to them, as well.

Each daily email will contain three "things" for which you are grateful.

Definition of "things"- the term "things" is used here to encompass a myriad of stuff including, but not limited to: a certain set of circumstances, an event, an inanimate object distinguished from a living being, possessions or effects, a deed or act, a product of work or activity, an idea or notion, a piece of news or information, a person, a memory, anything that makes you smile.

* The challenge is to come up with three ORIGINAL "things" each day. Try not to repeat entries.
* Your email should be sent by midnight each night. If you miss a day or two, no biggie, but you have to make it up, no skipping! (Note: For some of you, this may require accessing your email account on a more regular basis.)

Please note that challenge participation may result in any or all of the following:
- you will be surprised at all the Lord has done for you
- angels will attend
- you will feel help and comfort
- you may find yourself singing as the days go by
- your doubts will fly

Thought that goes with it:

November 1:
"Gracias, danke, merci—whatever language is spoken, "thank you" frequently expressed will cheer your spirit, broaden your friendships, and lift your lives to a higher pathway as you journey toward perfection. There is a simplicity—even a sincerity—when "thank you" is spoken." ~Thomas S. Monson, "The Profound Power of Gratitude," Ensign, Sep 2005

My Three Things for today (Saturday):

1. I'm thankful for disposable diapers and wipes (sorry landfill!)
2. I'm thankful for shoes
3. I'm thankful for dishwashers

~And thank you, Jennifer, for this wonderful challenge.

1 comment:

Katie said...

And I am going to shamelessly "borrow" this from you!