Monday, October 17, 2011

::31 days::day fifteen::

Today's challenge was....... fill in my gratitude journal.

When I originally started writing down my 1,000 Gifts in 2009, I began it in a beautiful journal.  However, before long, instead of recording each and every gift on paper, it was only recorded on my blog.  Not bad but not the best.

So, I wanted to put it all down on paper and continue it that way.

Boy, oh boy, this is taking a very long time.  This is definitely one of the longer challenges and I must confess, I'm not completely finished before heading to bed.  I still have a little less than 100 gifts to jot down.

But I'm so glad the bulk of it is done.  And I want to continue keeping my gratitude list primarily on paper.

One thing I've noticed is that when recording solely on the blog, I tend to get a bit general.  I'm sure in a journal setting, I'll be a bit more specific.

But re-writing the gifts has brought back some great memories [and laughs!].  I'm also recording the entire list in the notes section of my Facebook page so I have an online, running tally.

I'm so glad I'm taking the time to do this.  I've been putting it off too long.

And I love the home for my gratitude list.  Isn't that such a lovely book?


1 comment:

ERICA said...

I love this idea! I've been wanting to do something like this for the new year...365 things I'm grateful for...I found it on Pinterest of course! ;)
But having it on paper will mean so much more in years to come I think because your family can read it one day when you're gone. It's kinda like a prayer journal...can you imagine the legacy we can leave behind by how we live today?
I really like this and yes, the book is adorable! :)