The Gratitude Challenge works like this:
- Create a Facebook status update that lists three things that you are grateful for
- Nominate 3 new people to take the challenge by tagging them on Facebook
I don’t normally partake in things like this.
- I don’t do chain letters.
- I don’t repost status updates.
- I don’t “like” people’s photos to stand up to cancer.
I usually stay out, but this one seemed interesting, as I’m not sure I set aside enough time to appreciate everything I have to be grateful for.
What are you grateful for?
When I accepted the challenge, I decided that I needed to plan this out, so I started making a list off of the top of my head of things to be grateful for. I needed 21 items for the 7 days.
It didn’t take long for the pattern to emerge. With a few exceptions, the list was comprised almost entirely of people.
I wasn’t listing any of my material possessions. I mean, I’m glad I have things, but it wasn’t even a thought as I made my list.
I have always valued the people in my life, it’s part of my nature. However, this Gratitude Challenge allowed me to go a bit deeper and see that, truly, without these people, I would not be who I am. I would not have achieved a fraction of the success I’ve had in my life.
I am grateful for all of the people in my life, good and bad. I’m grateful for those that were listed on Facebook, but also so many more than were not listed.
Life is short, make sure you take a moment to let the really important people know how important they are.