Happy New Month!
This morning, I started a new devotional called “I’m Grateful”.
It is a simple 4 day devotional tailored to steer the mind off negativity and discontentment and instead birth an attitude of Gratitude.
Then this afternoon, I saw a post on a friend’s ( ikomusana.com ) WhatsApp status about “October to December: 90 days of Gratitude” and I immediately knew I wanted to join the challenge.
As I was typing what I was grateful for today, I realised this would be a good blog idea and a good way to build consistency. Now, I can’t say for sure I will deliver every post on the exact day it’s supposed to be out, but I’m hoping that by the day 90, I’ll have 90 posts up. Wow! Writing this last statement makes me realise how huge a responsibility I’m putting on myself…Hahah….but let’s try, it won’t hurt to at least try. I’m guessing the trick will be to keep what I’m grateful for true and simple.
Okay, too much blabbing, let’s dive right into today.
Today, I’m grateful that I made it this far into the year; happy, healthy and strong!.
I do not take it for granted that regardless of the fact that I have had what I would categorize as “near death experiences”, especially with our (Uganda’s) “boda bodas” (motorbikes), God preserved my life.
I’m grateful for happiness. I’m thankful that I can genuinely laugh, smile and have a merry heart. I don’t take this for granted because I have actually been in a situation where for months, if I laughed or smiled or seemed merry, best be sure it was fake but I was using it to cover up my sadness at that time. Hahah. So I’m grateful that these past 9 months have come with genuine happiness.
I am grateful for good health. I don’t remember having to battle any serious illness these past 9 months, and I don’t take it for granted.
I’m grateful for strength. Unfathomable strength to keep sane and have hope in the midst of all the struggles life has thrown at me these past months.
That’s what I’m grateful for today.
Feel free to join the gratitude challenge.
You don’t have to blog the entire 90 days if you can’t. You don’t even have to blog if you don’t want to; writing it in your journal or just confessing your gratitude everyday is good enough. What matters is that you are cultivating an attitude of Gratitude.
What are you grateful for today?
May October be nice to you.