Hey all, I haven’t done this until now. Thanks M for the reminder… I haven’t had time or been on because I’ve been busy with good things. I didn’t want to do this half way either, I wanted to ensure I had time for the challenge. I’m looking forward to continuing with this, aiming for 3 days a week. And I’m looking forward to hearing/reading how it was/is for you.
What new skill are you grateful for?
I’m grateful for mindfulness. For being able to ground myself and focus on what is going on around me in the present rather than staying only in my head. Something I’m still learning… which ties in with today’s challenge.
Gratitude challenge: Meditate for 10 minutes
I’m going to try and listen to a mindfulness breathing recording for 10 minutes. I’ll put on the one that is about 10 minutes long…
Gratitude question: What moments are you grateful for? Gratitude challenge: Write down three things that you are thankful for.
These can be answered any way wished. I’d love to see your answers… if you join please share your posts or link it so I can read it. I’m aiming to do the challenge for 3 days this week and three days next, then hopefully for 5 days going forward. Join whenever you wish, and have fun!
Day 1: Write down 3 things you are thankful for?
That I now want touch – even if I can’t ask for it or get it.
Day 1: What moments are you grateful for?
Moments I’m grateful for moments of beauty Moments in nature The times I get to see The full picture. I’m grateful for the moments of life That are living reality Particularly for the moments I’m able to just be. Every moment is a journey One I want to be thankful for Take a breath and say I want life – for sure.
I’m grateful for snackers. I’ve been having that because my stomach is a bit of a mess, and they’re perfect for the job.
Challenge: Go one full day without complaining
I’m going to try finish the rest of the day without complaining – about anything at all. Or even just the next hour or so.
Thank you for joining me in this challenge! I’m looking forward to your answers.
Re yesterdays gratitude challenge – of showing appreciation to someone, at quarter to twelve I messaged the person I wanted to thanking him for the support he has given to me the past few years. If not for it being the days challenge I wouldn’t have done so. And I texted someone a really nice message.
I’m thinking of staying off work tomorrow, if I do I may have time to do it. I prepared the heading of this post in advance, otherwise I would have just left it. I’m looking forward to continuing with it next week some time.
Gratitude question: Who in your life are you grateful for? Gratitude challenge: Express gratitude to at least one important person in your life. I love how the question and challenge of today align. Please join in whichever way works for you.. I’d love to hear your answers!
Who in your life are you grateful for?
I’m grateful for the people in my life who are here for me and always support me. In particular you all, my wordpress friends. There are people in real life who I share my life with, but it’s mostly an edited version. I’ll share after the fact, more than at the time. Primarily because they’re either busy, or I know they’re not equipped to support me however much they care. I’m learning to be more open with people in real life. I’m grateful for my friends, in particular that I’m making friends with someone really random, such a light random relationship that isn’t like me and I’m grateful I can do that. I’m grateful for one group of workmates, who share random things and laughter, that I can be a part of it and enjoy it.
Challenge: Express gratitude to at least one important person in your life.
I’ll have to think of the challenge. There is one particular person I’d like to thank and I’m not sure how to. Maybe just a thank you text or email for the support he has given. Well, that was my plan… He actually emailed me yesterday, so in response I’m just going to say thank you. Some of the most important people in my life are my family – with all the good and the bad. So I’m going to try and express my appreciation to some of them.
Who in your life are you grateful for?
I’d love to hear your answers. If it’s as a blog post please link it so that I can see it.
I did this a couple of years ago and would love to do it again. I’ve searched and chosen 2 30 day gratitude challenges that I like. The first is about what you are grateful for, and the second is about doing things for others and yourself. I hope to do this over February and March. Not on Saturdays for with the days getting longer (yay to sunshine!) shabbat is out much later and there won’t be time. I’m thinking of leaving out Fridays too, but will see how much time I have before shabbat on Fridays (Shabbat is from Friday afternoon until after sunset on Saturday, when I aim not to use any technology or electricity etc). I’d really love to do this with you as I feel like it’ll be more fun, and I’d love to see your posts about this. If you do it, please let me know, or link your posts (or email your replies). Even if you only do it once a week :). I’d also like to do this for it’s a way of focusing on the positive and is more about spreading sunshine, glitter, sparkles and light than rambling. At the moment I’m really liking glitter, even in clothes!
I’m looking forward to starting this on the 1st or 2nd of February, or if worst comes to worst – since I’m really busy the next couple of weeks and may not actually have time – mid February.
Please join me!
Gratitude challenge 1
What moments are you grateful for?
Who in your life are you grateful for?
What food are you grateful for?
What new skills are you grateful for?
What about your body are you grateful for?
What new item are you grateful for?
What smell are you grateful for?
What new connection are you grateful for?
What books are you grateful for?
What tradition are you grateful for?
What colours are you grateful for?
What and how did you overcome recently?
What season of the year are you grateful for?
What recent challenge are you grateful for?
What sounds are you grateful for?
Which new places did you see and love?
What in nature are you grateful for?
What invention are you grateful for?
What did you learn last year?
What role model are you grateful for?
What lesson are you grateful for?
What attribute of a person in your life are you grateful for?
What change last year are you grateful for?
What part of the day are you grateful for?
What was the best moment last year?
What voyage are you grateful for?
Where did you see unexpected beauty?
What in day to day life are you grateful for?
What talent are you grateful for?
What blessings are you grateful for?
Gratitude challenge 2
Write down three things that you are thankful for.
Express gratitude to at least one important person in your life.
Go one full day without complaining.
Meditate for ten minutes.
Make an effort to smile more throughout the day.
Engage in a random act of kindness.
Spend thirty minutes practising self care.
Send flowers – or something nice, a small gift or anything – to someone you care about.
Write thank you notes (or some notes) to five people in your life.
Go outside and appreciate the beauty of nature.
Do something nice for a co-worker.
Recognise today as a gift.
List three things you like about your job.
Spend the day being an optimist.
Write down five things that you like about yourself.
Recognise three things that you usually take for granted.
Write about your favourite part of the workday.
Think of what you’re grateful for before going to bed.
Sign up to volunteer for a day in your community.
Catch a coworker doing a good job and thank them.
Think of a way that someone helped you today.
Write down three things that you appreciate about your boss.
Notice positive traits about your colleagues.
Spend time with loved ones.
Think of something great that has happened to you in the last year.
Write a thank you note to a colleague.
Refrain from gossip or speaking negatively about others.
In my last acts of kindness post I wrote about the water someone gave to me and was leaving the previous water for a new post. And, now that I’m thinking of it, there is the third water gift acts of kindness post I can write. I haven’t written one of these in a while… and I’m glad to do it now.
I was in the airport in a foreign country. I had gone through security and wanted to buy myself a bottle of water from the machine. I went to the machine with my euros to buy it. Except that, I couldn’t, for the machine only took cards. It didn’t recognise my card either…
A guy saw and I think I asked him about it. He bought me a bottle with his card, and didn’t take my money from me, but gave me the water.
What act of kindness can you do for someone this week? What act of kindness has someone done for you in the past week?
In the past week, someone met me outside the krav maga class, someone bought me a treat, and loads of people smiled at me. It’s the little things that make the biggest difference…