I decided, instead, to make a commitment to notice all those unnoticed blessings, and that 2012 would be the year of my unending gratitude. And after four months, I thought you might be interested in an update on the project.
In brief, it's going very well! It took quite a bit of time to fall into the habit of recording those blessings on a daily basis: often in the beginning I would forget for a day or two and have to force myself to sit back and reflect on the few days previous in order to mine the gold from each day. By March, however, it had become a habit, and now I look forward each night to those few moments sitting quietly and reviewing the events of the day; finding that one bright spot (often among many) that stood out as being particularly sweet or satisfying or delightful. And though I won't give away the entire show until December 31st of this year ~ when all 365 blessings are accounted for ~ here's a sneak peek of some of the wonders of my life, one day at a time ...
01 Time spent with family (on the couch, in our pyjamas, watching movies) is time well shared
18 My eldest, who made me a grown up and us a family ~ happy birthday, “Little” Kilf
19 “Girl’s” lunches with my best girl
01 Spontaneous afternoon naps
05 Reading a novel start to finish in one day
07 Fleece blankets
11 Reconnecting with family, and laughing until we cramp up
25 Free tea and donuts! (courtesy of ‘roll up the rim’)
13 Playing dress-up with the little one to get her ready for “Super Hero Day” at school
15 Finding the humour in things going all wrong
25 Lights that need replacing are standard size, rather than custom
03 Energy. And clarity
06 The smell of freshly mown grass drifting in through open windows
What are you grateful for?