So begins my 365 days of gratitude.  My friend, Kathy, was talking to her daughter, the other night when I picked up Saige from her house, about ash wednesday being this week.  So I asked both if they were “giving anything up” for lent.  Which, I was thrilled to hear Kathy’s response, that she was thinking about doing 365 days of gratitude.  She heard about it on Facebook (which I can’t believe I didn’t see, since I’ve turned into a bit of a facebook junkie – I try to keep it under control!).  Anyways, I heard that and thought what a fabulous idea.  I kinda remember Oprah doing something like this years ago – not sure if it was exactly this but something like it. 

 I was raised Catholic, but not quite sure what I am now – I like to say it’s continually evolving.  There are so many religions and I don’t think one is right or wrong, I like to mesh a bunch of them.  We are very spiritual – we just don’t put ourselves in a box.  Anyways, now that I went out on a bit of a tangent – what I am trying to get to is that I am not doing this because of lent.  I just think this is a positive way to start your day.  My plan is to keep a journal next to the bed and at the end of the day I will write down what I am grateful for on that day.   This will go on for 365 days, a full year. 

My plan is to share this with you, probably not on a daily basis – maybe a weekly basis or monthly- I haven’t figured that out.  But I will share my daily gratitude with you and hope that you will share yours with me too.

I’m so excited to start this.

What I am thankful for today is my family – thank you for always standing by me, understanding me and loving me for me!