Item #1- Make a list of 1,000 things that you are grateful for.
That's it. Try it, I dare you.
It took me TWO years but after lots of stops and starts I finished last week. It was hard not to repeat anything. When I reread the list before writing this post I realized that I did repeat a few things. (For example, "The show Amazing Race" and "sleep"....I really LOVE those two things. )
Here are a few more things that I am so grateful for:
Nutella and Animal Crackers (try it, if you are looking for a new addiction)
A strong heart beat when I didn't know if our little girl would make it last year.
A husband I respect
When my kids talk/sing each other to sleep
If you are reading this right now I am grateful for you too! You have no idea how much joy this blog and each and every reader has given me.
Ann Voskamp's Blog is one of my very favorite blogs. Here is the link to learn more about gratitude and a whole world of amazing joyful things.