I should know by now that feeling compelled to complete a series means I will inevitably lose the creative juices required to do so. I lose the inspiration to create new installments, but I don't want to post anything outside of the series, so I end up not posting anything. For months. Vicious cycle. (This is assuming that I am only responding to self-imposed deadlines, of course. If someone is counting on my deliverables, I always complete the project. Important clarification. Especially if you are a potential employer.)
Back in November, I decided to create a piece detailing something I was grateful for every single day until Thanksgiving. I had hoped to build this into a culminating gratitude event on Thanksgiving day... perhaps even recording the varied gratitudes of the people who had gathered at our home to celebrate. It was going to be inspirational and fantastic! It was going to inspire all who heard it to be more grateful and express their gratitude more readily! YES! GRANDEUR!
And then it was my husband's birthday. And then it was my mother's birthday. And my gratitude for both of these people was (is!) too overwhelming to just slap some crappy thing together. So I got a little behind. And then all of a sudden it was JUNE!
So, to sum up and lay this straggling, unfinished series to rest... everything I am grateful for in life stems from two realities:
1) I have the ability to start over and re-commit when I fail.
2) I experience the enduring love of a family.
So this post celebrates both of those things. For your listening pleasure, I present my darling nephew Zachary singing "The W Song" (these letter songs are amazing, by the way).
THE GRATITUDE CHALLENGE: November 13-30, Re-commitment and Family.
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