Tuesday, September 1, 2015

30 Days of Gratitude

It's the start of a new month--one that, for me, can be full of all kinds of stress, anxiety, etc because it's the start of a new school year. The way last school year ended (and some things I've already been dealing with before this school year officially starts), I felt like anything I could do to focus myself, my head and my heart on the positive would be a good thing.

I love the idea of gratitude. It's so easy to get bogged down by every day problems, but being thankful for big things in your life all the way down to the small moments...it focuses your perspective on the positive and helps guide away from the negative.

So this month, I'm going to follow this prompt for 30 Days of Gratitude, through photos, that I found online:
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At the end of every post this month, I'll be posting a photo of my gratitude around these topics. I welcome you to join me, and share it on social media (instagram, twitter) with the hashtag #Gratitude30.

Since today is September first, and the prompt for today is "Words", I chose these two photos:
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This last one is actually the background on my iPhone, to remind me every time I look at my phone (a bunch throughout the day) to think of the things that I'm grateful for and say a little "thank you."

What words speak gratitude for you today? 
I can't wait to see who participates and what you're grateful for each day!

29 comments:

  1. Absolutely love that quote - everything does come to you when you're really ready - not when you think you're ready!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. This is such a wonderful concept. One that I think will also work great with involving my kiddos!

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  3. Oh I love this idea, friend! And what a perfect quote on the second picture. Sometimes I forget to slow down and be patient and grateful for what I have and where I'm headed, so thank you for the reminder!

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  4. I'm glad that second one is your iPhone screen. What an excellent daily reminder. I love this idea!
    Trish - tales from trish

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  5. Love this idea!! It's so easy to forget how blessed we are under the stresses of everyday life. I try so hard to sit back and be grateful for my health and everything I've been blessed with!

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  6. What a great idea! September is an especially great month for this, since it feels like a fresh start in so many ways (though of course, that can also bring along added stress, which is why it's so important to stay mindful and focus on gratitude!).

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  7. LOVE this idea! So fun and inspiring. And love that you have that quote as your phone screen, so perfect!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. Love these and this prompt. I'll shall try to do it. and BTW so grateful for you and your friendship.

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  9. I love this. Especially the last part picture/quote. Such a good reminder - something I need to repeat to myself every day!

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  10. I love this idea, Jenn!! So sweet!! And the best way to keep a grateful heart throughout the month!
    And this post totally reminds me that I think I don't follow you on IG?! What the heck! I'm going to find you now!

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  11. What a wonderful idea. Having patience and gratitude is so very important. Such a great reminder.

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  12. i love it when i see others joining in (so i can see their IG posts/blog posts) but i always seem to run out of steam when ever i join stuff like this.

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  13. I love this idea. I think it's so important to take time to reflect on gratitude and happiness - it's easy to let it get away from you and let the negative stuff stand out more.

    xo, Carly - soak and simmer

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  14. Love this! I may just have to join in!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  15. Yes! Instagram challenges like this definitely are the best way to remember the little things in life. Great quotes today!

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  16. I love that last quote. I am a very impatient person and a planner so just letting things be is tough for me!

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  17. I like the last quote. Keeping it on your phone will help to remember every day.

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  18. This is a great challenge! I do that too with my phone when I want to focus on a quote. Definitely a good reminder!

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  19. This is a really great challenge! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  20. This is such a good idea! Its definitely in times of stress that we need to remember gratitude.

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  21. This is a neat idea for Instagram. I do a Thankful Friday post each week and it all is compiled from the week on Fridays. It really helps keep things in perspective. My word everyday is grateful! Thanks for sharing this on our Tueday Talk today.

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  22. What a great idea! I love love love to be thankful for something whether big and or little everyday – it makes life so much more enjoyable!

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  23. LOVE you and your positivity! Everyone could take notes from you - great idea!

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  24. I love this! This is such a positive way to start off the month!

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  25. Gratitude is truly such a wonderfully powerful part of living, for me! Being grateful helps me to remain present, to keep my perspective (or change it if need be), to be more open and accepting of change/differences, and also to be happier! :)

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  26. This is SUCH a great idea! As sad as it sounds, gratitude is something I'm continually working on. I think in the blogging world, it's especially easy to get caught up in the 'everyone has MORE' and not be appreciative for what we do have. Love this!

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  27. This is an amazing idea! Love that quote. Definitely words to live by! xo

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