I’ve been in something of a slump. This blog is always on my mind, but I’m not always at my keyboard. And then with all the holiday celebration and fun, January 1 took me by surprise. I had ideas but no challenge fully formed in my head. I had desire, but no certain plans.
In true blogging style, I turned to Facebook. My friend Jess from Chaos and Love giggled with me to help me avoid a freak out. Hatton from FreshMom made me feel really great about my photography and graphic design. And Angie Mizzell had great ideas about community and inspiration.
I’m still glowing from a beautiful holiday season. I did yoga with hundreds of new friends at YOGAPOP, Gratitude. (The picture above is of the YOGAPOP Gratitude Tree.) We spent Thanksgiving with dear friends and family. I had my parents close for Christmas. I got to bask in the joy my kids brought to every second. The husband gave me tickets to The Book of Mormon. What’s not to be happy about and grateful for?
All the love from the internet piled on top of the holiday happy made my heart swell. I felt incredible gratitude.
So for the next 30 days, I’m going recognize the gratitude and celebrate it, revel in it even. I have so many blessings, so much love, but it is often the first thing that gets overlooked when life gets busy. I know my life will never be as fulfilling without gratitude. And I can’t think of a better time to recognize all the beauty than the start of a new year, the beginning of a fresh everything. Gratitude will make sure that 2015 starts in a very positive place.
But let’s mix things up a little this month. Because I love Hatton’s suggestion to focus on photography, so at the end of each day, I’m going to post a photo of something that I’m thankful for, something I need to recognize my gratitude for, something amazing in my life. By the end of January, I’ll have an amazing collection to constantly remind me all the wonder I have.
And because I love Angie’s suggestions about community, you should join me! Let’s use the hashtag
to track each other, and I’ll share all of our gratefulness and thanks over social media. Because gratitude is a feeling worth celebrating.