Monday, November 03, 2008

The Gratitude Project

While I was on Facebook this morning, I found out about a project author Susan Wiggs is doing between now and Thanksgiving. I love her idea and will be taking part! She wants everyone who joins in to post 3 things they're grateful for each day. You can post on her blog comments section or can keep private or on your own blog. I may post here on occasion but will probably join in on her blog as well.

I hope you'll join in! I think being grateful can change our outlook, change our lives.


Missy Tippens said...

I posted on Susan's blog, but thought I'd put today's gratitude here as well.

I'm thankful for a day at home to write, for gorgeous weather in Georgia, and that my children are healthy and happy.

What about you?


CatMom said...

Hey Missy! I hope you don't mind me posting this on your blog (I might also visit Susan's too). Aside from being SO thankful for my salvation of course, today my 3 things are: My precious children, my 6 lovable kitties, and the beautiful Autumn we're having (yes, we are truly blessed here in Georgia - - it's been gorgeous, as you said!). Blessings, Patti Jo :)

Missy Tippens said...

I'm glad you posted here, Patti Jo! I'll probably post mine here as well.

Today: I'm thankful for the right to vote! (and I did it last week during early voting)
2. for the opportunity to write for pay
3. our wonderful home (a church parsonage)

Pamela J said...

One of the big reasons being grateful can change our lives is that we turn to look on the lovely things, as scripture tells us to. It takes practice to do but the more one looks on those things the easier it becomes. Focus. That is what is is about.
1. I'm grateful we have the truth of scripture to rely on and not on our own understanding.
2. I'm grateful the Lord hasn't given up on me and continues to work with me to be stronger in Him.
3. I'm grateful for so many authors that write with His truths and principles in their books so more may learn or grow in Him.

Missy Tippens said...

Pamela, you're so right! Thanks for sharing your three items. I appreciate you stopping by.


Rhonda McKnight said...

This is an awesome idea. Many, many years ago I had my son keep a gratitude journal. I learned about it on some talk show. Every night he had to write about one thing he was grateful for. We kept up with it for a little over a year and then somehow got away from it. He was 7 at the time, and now he's 17. I still have it and I used to look at it from time to time. He's an extremely grateful kid and I like to think that exercise helped shape his view. I'll have to pull it out. Thanks for reminding me of that and thanks so much for stopping by my blog.



Missy Tippens said...

Rhonda, it's a great idea to do with kids! I truly do believe it would help shape them into grateful people.

The United Methodist Women do a World Thank Offering every year. We collect change in a jar/box during the year--drop coins in whenever we're thankful for something. Then turn that in each year. So it's also a great fundraiser! :)