I want to do a 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge. And I want you to join me. Please say yes.
Life is good and life is sweet. But sometimes we get so stuck in the mud and the mania that we forget about all that goodness and sweetness. Especially at this time of year.
I’ve been thinking about this idea for a long time. I’ve been writing and searching and collecting and hesitating. But now is as good a time as any. And any time is a good time to give thanks.
This isn’t much of a challenge. It’s really more of an invitation. I promise it’s not going to require much of you. The only thing you need is two minutes of quiet time and reflection each day.
Bonus points if you scribble a few words down on paper or in a journal. I am a believer in the power of pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard or thumbs to smartphone). And if you do take notes, you’ll have something to hold onto at the end. But if that’s not your style, don’t worry about it. The only thing that matters is the thoughtfulness. Just two minutes of quiet consideration will work. And do the mind and the body and the heart a whole lot of good.
These two minutes could make wonderful starts or ends to your days over the next three weeks. But you can also find two minutes anywhere they become available. Like at the kitchen sink or in the shower or during a commercial break.
The challenge is two good minutes of thoughtful reflection and gratitude. Two minutes a day for 21 days. That’s it.
I will send a question or prompt via email to you every morning starting tomorrow and ending on Thanksgiving Day.
Read the prompt, think about it, maybe jot down some notes. Then go on with your life.
If you are already a subscriber to this blog, you’re good to go. If you’re a subscriber and you’re not up for this, just delete away.
I don’t know what to expect out of this journey, but I bet we can find something worthwhile, maybe even a little magic. And I know with certainty that a grateful heart can make a big difference, especially in difficult and overloaded times.
I hope you’ll join me.
Look for Day 1 tomorrow.
With gratitude and love,