Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Committment

I've been reading this wonderful book called "Attitude of Gratitude" and it is making such a difference in my outlook on life. I think that being a grateful person and truly appreciating the things that I have - or being aware of trying to be grateful - is helping me to be a happier person. Gratitude and happiness are something that I really need in my life right now.

In the book, there is a challenge for everyone to write down ten things that they are grateful for everyday, and of course, the idea is to strive for different things, not simply to just repeat yourself everyday. I don't know if I can do it everyday, but at the end of every blog, I am going to try to remember to list 10 things that I am grateful that day. What about you? Are you up to the challenge?

Here are my ten things for today:
1. Super sized tampons. Yes, I know that this is a hell of a thing to be thankful for, but hey, when you need it, you need it.
2. Tylenol - for reason - see number one.
3. Lobster tails - we had some for dinner last night and it was yummy!
4.Family time.
5. My roof - it's built really well and in spite of winds gusting all night long in excess of 80 mph, the roof is still on!
6.Quiet - I haven't had any in several days so lack of it has really made me appreciate the beauty of silence.
7. Curves - I love exercising and the way the endorphins make me feel.
8. Scrapbooking. I was working on mine last night - trying desperately to get caught up.
9. My husbands' arms around me so I won't be afraid when it sounds like the world is falling down around me.
10. Fresh fruit and yogurt - I had that for a snack last night instead of cake. I feel better about myself and I'm proud that I made a healthier choice.


April said...

Good for you! That's a great list! And that was a nice healthy treat (instead of cake). :-)