Thursday, April 18, 2013

Grateful, Grateful, Grateful...



Brian Tracy

Friedrich Nietzsche

Eileen Caddy

Each and every day, whether we believe it or not, we receive blessings. "Small" blessings, "huge" ones and everything in between. Whether the blessing is getting to work on time despite all of the traffic or if it is the blessing of having a loved one cured from a serious illness. Blessings vary, but the real question is are we identifying them and praising God for them? 


Many people say Facebook is full of useless information, but if you look closely, you will find some real treasures. One of my friends, Serge [thanks Serge!], posted about Grateful160.com last month and the word grateful jumped out to me and I clicked. Grateful160 is an online journal where you can input the blessings you are thankful for each day. There are options to have the system email you once, twice, or up to four times a day and when it emails you it asks you the following question: 

Morning Anissa! What do you have to be grateful for right now?

Take a moment and reflect on what you are grateful for right now.

Then hit reply to this note.

When you reply to the email, your blessing gets stored on the grateful160.com website and you can login to view all of your blessings. Also, they send you a weekly recap at the end of the week so you can reflect on your past week! Isn't that amazing? Below you will find some examples of my gratitude [obviously, I cut and paste the ones that are not too private] journal entries. 



This site and concept really makes you stop and smell the roses. Whenever I receive the email, it always stops me in my tracks and forces me to reflect on what I am grateful for. Entering my blessings into an online journal every day has truly made an impact in the way I view things and circumstances around me.

I encourage you to sign up today so you can start getting your "praise on." You will not regret it.

Let's be grateful! 

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea!

    I'm looking up the Grateful website now! :)

    Thanks Nissy!

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    1. You're very welcome! Hopefully it has been a blessing to you!

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