I think I accidentally signed up for a contest over at There is No Place Like Home before I read the rules…oopsie! Rather than ignore the contest, I'd like to take this opportunity to participate in the challenge by talking about what I'm thankful for. Remember that post about the Real Simple article on gratitude I posted awhile back? One thing I forgot to mention in the post is that (in addition to the stuff I mentioned in the post), I'd also like to work on being more thankful for what I have rather than looking at what I don't. It's easy to point out things you don't have or things that could be better, but I don't want to take the gifts I do have for granted. I'm thinking of trying to do a daily or monthly post about gratitude. What do you think? Maybe Thankful Thursday? I think someone already does this, but it's for a good cause, right?
One thing I'm thankful for is Freedom. It's amazing to think that so much of the world has lived without freedom in history. When freedom is something you're born with and grow up with, I think it becomes almost an expectation…a constant, if you will. It's hard to imagine it not being there and that's if the thought even crosses your mind. I think freedom is something that is easy for people to take for granted, when it really is a precious gift that should be appreciated.
What is something you're thankful for today?
Btw, I just re-read Kelli's blog a bit and it looks like I'm supposed to do a daily or weekly challenge that she specifies. I thought I was supposed to pick from the bulleted list she had in a previous post, but I'm still going to post this blog. 🙂 I've been meaning to blog about gratitude for awhile now anyways…ever since I read the Real Simple article, at least. Now, for the contest…I'm thinking I'm going to have to dig my paper-crafting supplies from my mess of a craft room and put something together. This could be fun!