Saturday, August 1, 2009

a challenge.

though the weather has been anything but sunny lately (since when do i live in seattle?), i have challenged myself to a little game, of sorts. and that game is to make every day sunny, even just for a few minutes.
how will i do this?, you ask. i will do this by finding something-- no matter how simple or menial in appearance-- to be grateful for. i know that the bad days will come (and they've been coming in abundance lately). but i think that if i take just a minute every day to consciously be grateful for one of the numberless gifts that god has given me, it will help brighten my days.

so, this is my task:
for three hundred and sixty-five days, i will post a little bit of happiness (or sunshine, if you will). until july 31, 2010, i have resolved to find more positivity in my everyday circumstance. yes, i do realize this will require an increased dedication to my blog, but i think it will be worth it. i am a firm believer that this whole happiness thing is good for the soul, after all. i would love to hear ideas from you all, as well. so today i ask, what makes you happy?

today, i am grateful because:
i am alive. this week, i have had several friends who have had a family member pass away. though i have been miserable for the past few months, i do realize what a gift it is to simply be living-- to have the opportunity to improve myself, to experience life's adventures, and to grow. though i might be experiencing a bleaker period of my life at present, i have been given the chance to live, and i have a whole wonderful future ahead of me.

1 comment:

Brita said...

What makes me happy? You do, my dear. I am so blessed to have you in my life. You always know exactly what to say to make me feel better. Thank you for your constant support and encouragement. This is an absolutely brilliant idea and really makes me think of all the little things in life that I need to show more gratitude for. I can't wait to read all about your little pieces of sunshine.