"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." Brother David Steindl-Rast

Monday, March 28, 2016

An Anniversary and an Affirmation

Today I am grateful for time with family, including grandson Leo, and joyful music at Easter church services yesterday.

I am also grateful for this blog and the many ways it helps me. Yesterday marked the 4th anniversary of "Habitual Gratitude." 

I launched it with both excitement and caution on March 27, 2012 with my inaugural post. I entered new territory, raised my level of technology use and got more comfortable with the process. My blog is pretty basic in format, but I still remember the thrill of figuring things out like how to insert a picture or how to change a live link's title. 

No big deals. Not a flashy blog. But very meaningful to me. It has made me a better writer. It has given me a way to quench my previously unquenched desire to write often and beyond the journaling I was doing. It has helped me reach deeper levels of mindful gratitude, faith, and peace. 

And it has taught me much about humility and keeping my ego right-sized. 

I plan to continue this blog, but you may notice fewer posts and some shorter ones too. I still plan to post several days a week. 

I have other writing ideas and want to give them more of my time and attention.

As I pass this anniversary, I am very much affirmed of two things:

1) I am a writer.
2) Gratitude practice works.

6 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! Your blog has helped me -thank you.

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    1. Thanks Aileen! And thanks for being a faithful reader. Write on sister, write on!

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    2. I miss your blog on the days that you don't have one. I need to practice humility. I also need to be grateful for each day that I wake up and can participate in the day. Thanks.

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    3. Thank you Lana! I will still be posting most days. And you are so right about making each day a day to participate fully. That's my plan :-)

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  2. Happy Anniversary Lisa. I look forward to your post each morning.

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    1. Thanks Steve! This blog has taught me discipline and perseverance along with the benefits of cultivating gratitude. Let's keep up the "gratitude shared is gratitude multiplied" idea.

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