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The Gratitude Challenge
Since December 1999, we (husband and I) have been marking every new year with a gratitude list. Our challenge is to create a list of things we are grateful for that equals the year we are entering. The list must be completed by midnight on Dec. 31st. So, this year we came up with 2,012 things we are thankful for. Over the years, the challenge has morphed and changed. It went from a one night marathon event to a list we begin on Thanksgiving each year. Also, my dear friend Mary Sue has become a VERY important contributor to the list and we electronically pass the list back and forth until we collectively meet our goal.
If you have been following my blog closely, you may have seen that for the last five years I have offered a FREE ROLL of fabric to the first person to send me a gratitude list equaling the current year. I have not imposed a due date but have offered it simply to the first person to complete and share their list with me. In five years, I have had just one winner/ entry. On November 16, 2010, Tania completed her list of 2,010 things she was grateful for and selected as her FREE ROLL our Solstice printed interlock.
I am offering the Gratitude Challenge again this year! Be the first person to send me a list of 2,012 thoughtful things you are thankful for and win a FREE roll of organic cotton fabric. The fine print: the free roll must be chosen from my "limited release" fabrics (scroll down for list) and although the entire roll (approx. 50 yards) is FREE, the recipient is responsible for the shipping (UPS ground) charges.
I am grateful for the people who read this blog and for any entries I may receive. I guarantee this challenge, if you undertake it, will improve your mood.
1/11/2012 01:38:01 am
i loved doing this!made me take time everyday to be in the positive,opened my eyes and reminded me for all that i am blessed with.the list became acolorfull poem,filled with all that has always surrounded me...i reccomend this highly,sure the first few hunderd are easy ,then you have to take time and look deep and remember,i am grateful!
1/11/2012 07:52:05 am
Doing this with Harmony every year is one of the highlights of the year. It definitely lifts our spirits and sharing it is fun as it reminds you of things you too are grateful for but hadn't thought of yet. And we try to reframe disappointments in a way so we can add them to the list which changes your perspective and makes you feel better.
1/11/2012 02:13:36 pm
Love this idea, will start working on it first thing tomorrow morning! What a wonderful tradition!
I think you are pretty awesome for doing this every year. It's great to make a gratitude list but one that is over 2,000 things long!? Impressive. I started one back when you did the interview/giveaway on my blog. Even though I hardly put a dent in the quota, I still got a lot out of it. Maybe I'll pick it up again. :)
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