Gratitude Challenge: Week 2
How was your first week of gratitude journaling?
How was your first week of gratitude journaling? I'm so glad that so many of you jumped on board to do this with me. I know it can be a challenge to show up for ourselves in small ways every day, but baby steps are so valuable in this practice.
As we step into week two together, I'd love to know a few things:
What journals you're using? (I love stationary and pens, so please share!)
Where are you doing your practice? (Is it cozy and inspiring?)
When have you committed to doing your gratitude journaling (Day, night, or whenever)?
How do you feel after showing up on the page?
Essentially, I want to know what's left you feeling good, nourished, and invigorated this week as you sat down to write. I want this challenge to nurture you. The intention is to lean into those micro-moments that we often miss or ignore. Collecting grateful moments is so beautiful and shows us a lot about ourselves over time. When I look back at my journal, I smile big to see the things I wrote down. Especially on the days when I knew it was hard for me to show up.
Below you can find my Gratitude reflections.
May 1st: I am grateful for alone time with each of my daughters this weekend. It's beautiful to watch them change and grow. When we have one-on-one time, I feel like I can really take them in—really see them. I'm thankful for that and them.
May 2nd: I am grateful for a day without calls or meetings. This hasn't happened in months! It felt good to take it easy and not feel rushed to get things done or be somewhere.
May 3rd: I'm grateful for one on one time with my husband. We went to lunch and had a really great time laughing and eating.
May 4th: I'm grateful for sleeping in. A lovely podcast chat with Libby about joy. And a homemade breakfast taco.
May 5th: Making sweet potato cornbread from scratch. I'm grateful for the warm slice I had drizzled honey and butter. Delicious!
May 6th: I'm grateful for rainy day walks. The sounds of nature were so vibrant today, and the leaves on every tree were bright green—a beautiful sight to see.
May 7th: I'm grateful for the rain boots that Libby gave me. They've been coming in handy on my walks and are super cute.
May 8th: I'm grateful for the lazy Mother's Day I had with my family. My oldest daughter made me the most beautiful card that brought tears to my eyes.
May 9th: I'm grateful for a sunny and breezy day. I took my 232nd walk with my oldest girl. We talked, laughed, and awed at nature. I'm so blessed.
May 10th: I'm grateful that l let myself lay back down this morning. I was exhausted and needed a little more rest. Usually, I'd push through. But today, I laid back down.
I'm excited to read how the first week of our challenge went for you all. Leave a comment and share with us how the experience has been so far—the good and the not so good are welcomed.
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