Why a Gratitude Challenge?
It’s November. My second least favourite month after January. The clocks moved back an hour and the days will soon be dark at 3pm. In Scotland it rains. A lot. People don’t want to go jogging or cycling or do anything outdoors. Walking is a hassle when it’s blowing a gale and the rain is battering down on you. We up our snack intake because we’re spending more time in front of the tv binging on ‘Stranger Things’ and whatever Netflix/Amazon has to offer. We’re losing sleep over money. How can we afford Christmas? We’re feeling fat because of all the snacks. Lethargic because we’re not moving around much. Skint because Christmas is coming. Sad because the flowers are dying. I’m stressed out over the amount of college work I need to hand in. November is a bleak month. But it doesn’t have to be like this.
100 Day Gratitude Challenge – Everyone Welcome
I’m starting the 100 Day Gratitude Challenge today. I know, I know, it’s been done 1,000 times before. Perhaps that’s because people find it a positive experience? Or maybe it’s all a bit silly and I should just get on with things and suck it up? No. I want to give this a try and find out what all the fuss is about. I will write down one little thing a day that I’m grateful for and will include a photo where possible. This will see me through the dark winter up until 10th February. Anyone is welcome to join the challenge at any time. I would love to see what you are also grateful for, so please link to my blog. Perhaps we could create a little community, sharing with each other what makes our days a little brighter.
DAY 1: AUTUMN SUNSHINE
Today is what my mum calls “A good to be alive day.” There is a chill in the air, but it’s the type of fresh, calm day where you can breathe easily. The sun is glowing, almost startling our eyes as we gaze upwards. The delivery guy had a spring his step, the Lollypop lady laughed and joked around with the children. I’m tempted to hang out my washing. People have been taking the time to chat outdoors. Everyone mentions how sunny the day is. It is Britain after all. We like to talk about the weather 😊
Credit due to Leigha Robbins who has been working on her Happy and Grateful journal for almost a year: https://leigharobbins.wordpress.com/