An Exercise: 50 Reasons to Be Grateful
Can you sit down and in ten minutes write down 50 things that make you happy or grateful? You have to do it quick, that is part of the “fun” or challenge. I was introduced to Dawn Landau, Tales From the Motherland from a blogger/friend of mine, Heidi Sloss, The Art of Living Fully, to see if I was interested in being part of a united gratitude bonanza of blog posts!
The brilliant idea was to write down these 50 things that I am grateful/happy for and write a post and share it. We will all be sharing all of this happy karma and create some contagious gratitude!
Yes, sign me up! After you read my list, try the exercise yourself. I bet that we may have a couple reasons in common. Additionally, take a minute to visit the other blogger’s blogs (say that three times…blogger’s blogs, blogger’s blogs, blogger’s blog). Go to TalesFromTheMotherland.me to find the links to all of the posts. When we reflect on what is most important to us, it can only make our day, boost our spirit and hopefully cause us to spread this good cheer.
I honest and truly set the timer for ten minutes and typed. I only adjusted some spelling and did not change the order, but that doesn’t mean that one is more important than another.
My list of 50 reasons to be grateful written in 10 minutes!
- My family
- Walking my dog
- Fresh air and sunshine
- Healthy body
- Great books
- Barre class
- Hugs from my kids
- The perfect tree
- Cocktails by the fire
- Walking in the evening in the city
- Holiday songs everywhere
- A great movie
- Taking a great photo
- Meeting a new friend
- Having longtime friends
- My brothers, their wives and nieces and nephews
- Birthday messages from my family
- An unexpected text
- English breakfast tea and honey
- Coconut cream pie from Tom Douglas
- Christmas lights
- Walking to the space needle
- Making my dad laugh (still)
- Calling my mom and making her day
- A fabulous mani-pedi
- Smell of holiday baking
- Great music
- holding hands
- A thank you email from a reader
- My blog!
- Playing with Rocco
- A call from Nick
- A call from Alex
- Buying the perfect gift
- The perfect Cosmo
- Sitting with an interesting magazine
- The progress on our house!
- Planning a new trip
- Going to a new city
- Being upgraded
- An excellent red lipstick
- The feeling of happiness I get when Craig gets home from a trip
- Family time
- Group texting
- Peanuts stamps for the Christmas cards
- Receiving Christmas cards
- My iWatch!
- Going to a beautiful park in Seattle
- Walking on the beach (I miss it)
If you are a blogger and want to join us here are some specific details:
To join the bloggers who have come together for this project: 1) Write your post and publish it (please copy and paste the instructions from this post, into yours) 2) Click on the blue frog at the bottom of this post. 3) That will take you to another window, where you can past the URL to your post. 4) Follow the prompts, and your post will be added to the Blog Party List.
Please note that only blog posts that include a list of 50 (or an attempt to write 50) things that made you feel Happy or 50 things that you are Grateful for, will be included. Please don’t add a link to a post that isn’t part of this exercise.
I loved this idea and am grateful to have been included in this exercise. Last year I participated in 100 Days of Happy where I took a photo of one thing everyday that made me happy. It was a challenge some days because we are not necessarily happy every single day, but it made me truly dig deeper in to the bigger picture of my life.