Thanksgiving Challenge

imagesThis November, and in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, I challenge you to find one thing each day that you are thankful for.

I learned of this challenge from my Mom who has been posting it in her Facebook status.  This idea was present to my Mom by one of her high school friends (gotta love multi-generational Facebook!) and so far there are a lot of other people getting on board.

It was a pleasant change to see a positive and upbeat status update — so many updates, tweets, etc… focus on what’s wrong, what’s made us upset.  I am frequently guilty of venting my frustrations of the internet.  Being grateful/looking on the bright side/counting your blessings is contagious.  Once you think of one nice thing, all kinds of other good things pop into your head.  We are all blessed with so much to be grateful for.  So instead of getting bogged down by negativity, let’s practice thinking positively.  Afterall, abundance creates abundance. 🙂


For the next few weeks, until Thanksgiving Day, I will share one thing I am thankful for.  I hope you will do the same.

November 12, 2009
I am grateful for the opportunity to consciously remember my blessings.

(And grateful for having such a cool Mom.)




9 responses to “Thanksgiving Challenge

  1. Hi Abby!
    We would love to have you add your Thankful notes to our site – it’s a social gratitude journal. We have a Gratitude Challenge for the months of November and December that you can learn more about at the bottom of this page:

    Love your blog. If you’re interested, we’re looking for people to write guest posts on our blog.. perhaps you’d be interested in writing about how your personal gratitude challenge changes your experience of the holidays, or the multi-generational experience you mentioned.

    Would love to hear from you – cheers!

    • Hi Jen,

      Wow — thank you so much for your kind words! I’d be delighted to add my small contribution to your Thankful notes. If you think it would fit your site’s interests, I could definitely write a short summary of thoughts on this project.

      Looking forward to this challenge!


  2. And I just love that quote too!!

  3. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a new pandemic of Conscious Thankfulness?!

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