Monday Random: thank you

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.
-Dr. Robert Holden

  • This week while boiling off some great broth for Thanksgiving gravy, I remembered that I used to write out a gratitude journal
  • I got the idea from an Oprah show in the 90’s, but I’m not sure if the idea came from Oprah or Iyanla Vanzant.
  • I learned a few things from both of them back then, but first, the journaling
  • Oprah suggested writing 5 things a day you are thankful for. They do not have to be big
  • What I learned from this exercise is that choosing to be grateful changed how I viewed the people in my life
  • It changed how I viewed God’s influence in my life
  • It made me less bitter
  • That one is huge

  • I think I added up everything bad that happened to me and justified walking around miserable
  • (and making others miserable)
  • I made a friend in my apartment building, and it wasn’t someone I sought out. It just happened
  • That feels miraculous to me
  • I am thankful for provisions I received from my church this week
  • also not sought out–it just came to me
  • I am thankful my husband stayed and we are committed to seeing it through
  • that’s hugest thing ever
  • I am thankful for coffee
  • I am thankful for music

Bonus–I am thankful that you come and read, and that you share back. Thank you so much. My Monday is almost over, but I got the post done. Take care–



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