04 December 2012

31 Day Challenge: A Thankful Sandwich

Work has been chaotic in the strongest sense of the word lately and it's led to the kind of personal life disorganization that drives me wild - unreturned phone calls, gmail inbox scrolling...


It has also led to me having less of a positive attitude than I'd like, but then on Friday, I stumbled upon this verse:
"Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances..." (1 Thes. 5:16-18)

And I was sure convicted. Remember back when I graduated in a recession and all I wanted was a job? And now I have one I love - and here I was getting down about being busy.

I think sometimes the holiday season is like that, though. There is so much excitement and buzz and busyness, that we call it a burden instead of a blessing. Too many gifts to wrap, dishes to make, parties to attend...

How fortunate we are!

I decided for the month of December, I am going to start and end each day by writing down two things I'm grateful for. I'm so excited to see how it makes me feel after 31 days (or 124 pieces!) of gratitude. After such an amazing 2012, it feels like a great way to wrap up the year. I'm hoping it will help me feel passionate in the morning and peaceful at night - which seems like a pretty great way to sandwich the day.

What are you grateful for? Feel free to join me in the 31 day challenge!



  1. Love the idea of taking thanksgiving into the month of December :) I wish we could have this kind of awareness all year long!

  2. LOVE this idea, Whitney!! Such a great way to remember all of the blessings we have and take for granted.

  3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  4. When I was having a really tough, stressful time in my life, at the end of every day, I used to write down three things that made me happy/that went well - even if it was just my cat curling up on my lap while I worked into the wee hours. It was a wonderful reminder to take each day as they come and to find a little positive in everything, even the seemingly worst days.

  5. It's the perfect time of year to be thankful! There is so much around us if we just take the time to look!

  6. i was totally convicted when i read that last week [she reads truth?] i immediately committed it to memory and i seem to be coming back to that verse daily.

    love this post!


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