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A Whole Year’s Worth of Gratitude

I’m always up for a challenge and I am continually searching for writing prompts and ideas, so when I scrolled past this little doozy from BlogLovin I knew I had to give it a shot.

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So….week 1. Why am I starting this challenge? For the past three years, I have been trying to make more of an effort to live a positive and grateful life. I try to read blogs and pages that promote positivity and living a happy and peaceful life. The amazing Hedda Lettuce has a feature on her blog called “Gratitude Monday.” It’s simply a list of what she’s grateful for that week. Every time I read one of her posts, I rattle off all of the things I am currently grateful for….in my head. I never write them down. I think writing the positive things down is important. It’s a great reminder when skies are a little grey and stormy.

Just glancing at the list, I can tell that some weeks will be easier than others. Some weeks are going to be a struggle and that’s a good thing. It will force me to find the positive in a person, thing, or situation, even if the topic usually makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit. At the end of the year, I hope I will have formed a new habit and made looking at the brighter side of things an automatic reaction instead of something I sometimes have to force myself to do.

The Perfect Life?

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I saw this on Pinterest today and while the picture was the first thing to capture my attention, it was the quote that held it. Thank you to Positivity Toolbox for posting it!

What is the definition of a perfect life? I don’t think there is one. I believe if you asked 100 people, you would get 100 different answers with a few overlapping traits. Letting go of the idea of achieving perfection is liberating. Instead I’m going to focus on all of the things I love about my life, not worry so much about the things I don’t, and just be grateful for what I have.