Earlier this week, I had a great conversation with a lovely friend about paying attention to the small things every day and for making sure we are thankful for the good things around us. It made us realize that no matter how happy and blessed your life is, there is always room to add! Around Christmas time, I expressed my desire to keep a gratitude journal. Something I would write in everyday to highlight everything I was thankful for during those 24 hours. I wish I could say that I was successful in my attempt but sadly, after the first few days of January, my journal remained in my nightstand drawer and has been there ever since. With a new season of Lent upon us, I have decided that now is as good a time as any to pick back up where I left off and continue journaling my gratitude for the next 40 days in hopes that I will not only continue, but that I will be so overwhelmed with gratitude that I will see more in my everyday life than ever before. I have an amazing husband, unbelieveable family and the very best friends possible. I owe the blessings in my life the reflection and thanks that they deserve. I thank God everyday, but I don't think it will ever be enough. It's been 24 hours and I already have a list of things I know I will be writing tonight before I go to sleep. It's amazing what one can notice if you just take in everything around you. (all the while I refrain from eating marshmellow Peeps until Easter!! And for those of you who know me, know this will not be easy for my sweeter than average sugar craving sweet tooth!!)
What can you do today to add happiness?