Challenge 6: Thanksgiving
Giving thanks. There is always lots we can be thankful for but those things aren’t always the easiest to see when we are buried under work, a pile of bills, or a pile of laundry (my own personal demon).
After last weeks challenge of facing a fear… how did you do? Were you able to spend at least one day facing a fear you have? Finding that strength within yourself to try to find a little courage. That is a true challenge. And, one that the more you do… the easier it will become. Now, I did have one of my (male) friends, of course, ask me how I felt about his fear of track jumping (you know when the trains are coming??)… that’s not facing a fear… that’s just stoooopid. 🙂 So please no track / train / plane / car / bull / moose jumping… did I leave anything out? 🙂
For one week… and our challenge on Monday will overlap this one a bit since I’ve gotten a late start this week (sorry about that!)… I want you to find a journal or a notebook. Maybe scraps of paper. And, every day, before you go to bed, preferably, I want you to write down something you are thankful for.
It’s called a “Gratitude Journal” and my own personal dear friend and teacher, Jenn, first told me about it. I started one over a year ago and sometimes I forget to write anything in it because really all I want to do is scribble with a black crayon (and maybe write down some serious profanity) but, it makes me feel happy when I do. And, I sleep better 🙂
So, give it a try… it’s the perfect week for it. Start it tomorrow on Thanksgiving, if you want.
Much love to all of you and a Happy Thanksgiving (if it’s something you celebrate).