Skip to main content



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.


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

Latest Posts

Take the Damn Vacation Days

An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Conference

True Love

Capturing Life's Little Moments

The Best Career Advice I Ever Received

Making Amends

No Excuses

The Drinking Mom


Not a Morning Person