An Attitude of Gratitude

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Thursday 1 November 2012

Day 1: Wholeheartedness

Welcome to everyone who has recently decided to follow my blog.  I am overwhelmed by the interest shown in this Attitude of Gratitude Challenge Blog and delighted that so many people are going to follow along, and hopefully participate.  I hope you enjoy the next 30 days.

Starting Point:
What everyday moments in your life give you joy?

What 3 things are you grateful for today?

What changes might you need to make to see the positives in your life rather than the negatives?

“I now see that cultivating a Wholehearted life is not like trying to reach a destination. It’s like walking toward a star in the sky. We never really arrive, but we certainly know that we’re heading in the right direction”. Brene Brown 

Bible verse:
Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving  and his courts with praise;  give thanks to him and praise his name.

Brene Brown has written a great book The Gifts of Imperfection where she found that people who live wholeheartedly practice joy, gratitude and creativity.  You might feel that this is a heavy place to start but stick with it.  Or ignore it today.  But I thoroughly recommend the book.

Check out a blog post and video from Roben-Marie Smith who used The Gifts of Imperfection to produce an art journal page.

Technique Challenge: 
An easy challenge today, just to ease you in.  
Use a colour you don’t like, or one you don’t use very often.

Thanks for joining me today.  Here is today's PDF to download.

You can find my step by step journal page here.

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