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General Discussion => Throw Down the Gauntlet => Topic started by: Miss Stachio on June 05, 2013, 03:41:33 PM

Title: What are you grateful for?
Post by: Miss Stachio on June 05, 2013, 03:41:33 PM
My family and I have been keeping a 'grateful' list where we share 3 things we are grateful for every day with each other.  It's been a great reminder of all the awesome stuff going on in our lives when we step back and notice them.  Seems like something MMM folks would be interested in doing for a month.  It would be cool to see what a larger cross section of people are grateful for on a daily basis.

I made a simple spreadsheet here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlfPBD1NHh35dE0xemhZekdjRU8tMGVtTTQzVFlpcmc&usp=sharing

Just copy a new tab, rename it for yourself and fill in 3 things for which you are grateful for each day this month.  I find it helpful to have daily calendar reminders emailed to me that includes the spreadsheet link so I remember to write in it.  Looking forward to seeing what other people write each day!
Title: Re: Daily Grateful List
Post by: Debbie M on June 05, 2013, 08:29:53 PM
I'll bite.

I added some for yesterday, too.
Title: Re: Daily Grateful List
Post by: limeandpepper on June 06, 2013, 03:53:09 AM
I'm joining in, too! Hopefully this thread gets bumped daily so I don't forget. :p
Title: Re: Daily Grateful List
Post by: jfer_rose on June 06, 2013, 07:09:30 AM
Great idea. I have joined! Today's entry has already been completed.
Title: Re: Daily Grateful List
Post by: ncornilsen on June 06, 2013, 09:36:43 AM
joined, and my gratitudes for the day are completed!
Title: Re: Daily Grateful List
Post by: KulshanGirl on June 06, 2013, 12:20:08 PM
I love this!  I'm in.
Title: Re: Daily Grateful List
Post by: TansyPants on June 06, 2013, 01:24:36 PM
Fantastic idea :) I'm all in :)
Title: Re: Daily Grateful List
Post by: limeandpepper on June 07, 2013, 07:43:30 AM
I'm really enjoying this exercise so far. Thanks, Miss Stachio, for starting this thread! :)
Title: Re: Daily Grateful List
Post by: Mr. Minsc on June 07, 2013, 10:51:03 AM
Man, the wussypants in me despises this.  All the more to get on board. ;)
Title: Re: Daily Grateful List
Post by: Miss Stachio on June 07, 2013, 05:06:49 PM
Awesome to see people joining in!  We're off to a great start so far.
Title: Re: What are you grateful for?
Post by: limeandpepper on June 12, 2013, 08:09:09 AM
A gentle bump for those who seem to have neglected their list. ;)  It's been fun reading what other people have jotted down.

Title: Re: What are you grateful for?
Post by: Miss Stachio on June 18, 2013, 09:41:36 PM
Thanks for the bump, limeandpepper.  Adding another gentle reminder bump.  I also wanted to say that some unpleasant events occurred last week that I got super stressed over but sitting down to do the exercise and reading what people put for their days really helped me calm down.  Instead of getting in a stressful loop of obsessing over the unpleasant things, I thought hard about what I was grateful for, and that reminded me that there's lots of things that are going just peachy in my life.  That gave me the space to calm down enough to make a plan to remedy the problems and to let go of (some of) the stress.  Reminds me of the MMM article:

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/10/29/first-understand-then-destroy-stress/ (http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/10/29/first-understand-then-destroy-stress/)
Title: Re: What are you grateful for?
Post by: limeandpepper on June 29, 2013, 08:08:18 AM
Only one day left to fill in for this month. I really enjoyed this challenge, it has been a pleasure really. I might try to keep doing this (here or elsewhere, depending).