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The 2018 Grateful Challenge

I've heard a lot of people talk about their gratitude journal. Every night, they make note of one thing from their day they appreciated. Could be a kind gesture someone extended. Could be a good dinner made for them.

Yea, the journal didn't work for me.


I'd look back at my entries a few weeks later and wonder why on earth I was grateful for sweet potato casserole or for new mini blinds. (I probably should have provided some kind of context. But that wasn't part of the "instructions" I received.)

So, when I first read about Gini's Personal Grateful Challenge a few years ago, I was skeptical.

You set a timer for 10 minutes and list everything you are thankful for. I told myself there was no way I could work for that long. But I did it. And by the end, I realized what the challenge brings that the daily gratitude journal doesn't.

Perspective.

It's not the sweet potato casserole that I'm grateful for. I'm thankful for my mother-in-law who make…

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