Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm Grateful: Joy

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This month of gratitude has been filled with joy. I find that I catastrophize an awful lot, but when i am forced to concentrate on all of the things that I have to be grateful for, the catastrophizing stops. And I feel contentment and joy. I have to say that I am grateful to Lisa for coming up with the brilliant idea of a month of gratitude; it has affected me more than I ever imagined it would. To that end, I am still going to incorporate grateful things in my blog to keep the practice going. I would recommend this assignment to anyone. You just may not realize how much joy there is in your life until you do it.

10 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, the glass is definitely half full. :) A positive attitude is always a winner.

Ruth said...

Hi Erin, this is just beautiful.. glad you're have a wonderful time...

Blessings,
Ruth

Debra said...

I've enjoyed our gratitude days. It has been a joyful journey!

Ally Johnston said...

It never hurts to spend a moment remembering all we have to be thankful for.

Cassandra Frear said...

I have found that so much of joy is just in noticing what is here with me. There are lots of signs of God's love and care, just waiting to be read with open eyes.

I need this practice, too.

::**::**::**::**Ashley E said...

I like this. I can not say truthfully that joy has been a big part of my every day here lately, but why should it not be? I have alot to be joyful about.

Myrna R. said...

One of the most therapeutic and life enhancing practices is gratitude. Truly it changes our perspective and somehow we get more good stuff in our lives.

Yet it is so easy to say, "Thank You." It's been great reading your appreciation of life.

Emily Joyce said...

I definitely agree. I missed a lot of days, but it really helped me focus on all of my blessings. I think I'm going to keep writing occasional grateful posts also!

curious girl (lisa) said...

oh yes please keep on with the gratitude! you do it lovely.

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Joy is contagious! My dd's middle name is Joy. Beautiful.

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