During a recent church conference, I noticed several of the addresses touched on gratitude. One of the quotes that struck me was, “Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.”
I love it!
I spent the week following the conference pondering how I could do this in my life. I’ve enjoyed some multiweek focuses in the past and thought that with November coming up, this might be a good time to focus of cultivating my own attitude of gratitude. I’ve done this one before.
When talking about it with a few of my friends, they liked the idea as well. Which might be why one of the thoughts that kept coming to my mind was to open this up to others. To take this idea on the “road” so to speak.
So in November, I’m going to focus a series of blog entries and challenges to help myself to cultivate my own Attitude of Gratitude and hopefully encourage others to do the same. Watch for further details, because I would love for us all to work towards this!
I already contacted several people that I know write to see if they want to join in the fun. I’m thinking of it as a giant “blog party”. Anyone want to join in? If you are interested, let me know. Have ideas, also let me know! I’m also hoping to collect some guest bloggers to participate.
For today, I’m thankful for personal challenges that help me to grow as a person. I’m hoping this personal challenge to myself will help me in my efforts to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
See you in November with this project! For now, please, comment away!
The Atomic Mom said:
I read this the other day and was at a loss as to what I could say on the subject, then it hit me. Writing Thank You notes is a lost art, but a very important art none the less. Mom always taught us a thank you note means more than we know and is an important part of being a polite and kind person. Writing thank you notes….get some, keep them on hand and write them liberally! 🙂
Lady Ozma said:
Amen! And I’ll admit that I’m horrible at thank you cards. Partly because I don’t mail anything, partly laziness, partly I never think what I say “sounds right”. Want to write something for me to share on my blog next month? LOL
I should try to follow this good advice!
Sounds like fun. There is never enough reasons to focus on gratitude!
Lady Ozma said:
I agree. And I want to focus on it more. So I’m taking the advantage of inspiration to force myself to do something about it. Even though November is super busy. I’m going to do this. 🙂