I have noticed something this year with the Butterfly Project in full swing gratitude is contagious. The more I express it, the more people around me express it. My dear Ethel shared a book with me about a woman who has embraced expressions of gratitude as a way of life. She writes them down. So I bought a "gratitude journal" and started writing things. When I hit 100+ I went back and started reading them too. I actually wrote a couple things twice, but decided that is ok, I am doubly grateful for them. These expressions of appreciation for people, places, ideas, and blessings has made me more aware of my life and all I have been given. It is a beautiful awakening.
So my challenge to you this month is be aware and be grateful! If you are really daring, write it down. There seems to be some magical occurance when we write something down. It is almost like cementing our words on paper gives them power beyond the words themselves. So embrace your life. Search its moments and days and weeks and start pin pointing the things that make you happy, joyful, peaceful, calm, and grateful! It might just change your attitude, way of thinking, mood, or *gasp* YOUR LIFE!
Changing the world...ONE letter at a time!