This little exercise in gratitude has not necessarily been a piece of cake and today is no exception. I promised myself when I started this process on October 1st that I would be honest.
Today I have struggled to find even one thing that seems to bring gratitude.
Actually that’s not quite true. I enjoyed the words of blogging friends. I enjoyed planning for and working on a little project with my daughter. I felt grateful for both of those things, however…
I am also allowing the actions and presence of someone to irritate, anger and overshadow even those small moments of gratitude that were presented to me today.
I had hoped that part of the purpose of this month long gratitude series would enable me have a brighter, more positive outlook each day when it came to personal issues. I had hoped that I would begin to recognize that I do not have to give in to the negativity that seems to surround a large part of my life.
I have six days left and today I don’t feel like I have accomplished anything towards that positive goal. In fact, I feel as if I have taken about ten steps backward.
In that regard, I am grateful (today at least) that I ONLY HAVE SIX DAYS LEFT to muster up daily gratitude.