Monday, February 1, 2010

Grateful 2010: January Edition

On January 4 I found an old journal I didn't need for it's original use anymore, and decided to repurpose it on the fly. I wrote down one thing I was thankful for, and planned to leave it on my kitchen counter, to be added to just once a day. Just one thing. Sort of a word association play every morning. Also sort of a loose, no pressure, New Year's Resolution.

I see it when I get my coffee. It says, "Thankful." I say, ".....".

Here are my responses for January, in order. Sometimes the order is funny. Like the day I said "Productivity." and the next day I said "Sleeping in."

A house that is just the right size. Medicine when I need it. Soft-falling snow and a warm house. Chapstick. Jim's work ethic. Late night movies with Jim. Email. Coffee. Doctors. Quicken. Jim's work ethic- at work and at home. Productivity. Sleeping in. Date night. My fearless daughter. Work. Early mornings. Antibiotics. Clarity. Resolve. Perspective. Glasses. Safety. Gray. Refunds. Like-minded friends. Jim is a hands-on Dad. Art.


Amy said...

Really great things to be grateful for!!

Shelby-Grace said...

I love that you are thankful for so many things that are part of our everyday. Sometimes I forget those and look only at the things that extra-ordinary.

Love your idea too...I think I have a journal or two sitting around that could be put to good use:)

Unknown said...

Very cool! I've been thinking about starting a "praise journal"... maybe one that doubles with a planner? Anyway, I think it's a great way to honor the Lord and keep perspective on life.

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it