Gratitude Challenge – Day One

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
– Attributed to William Arthur Ward

I am fortunate to have Brett Salakas (@MRsalakas) in my PLN, and recently he posted a challenge to those in his PLN to undertake the twenty-one day gratitude challenge, following on from a blog article he posted following from a Gratitude Night hosted by author Danielle Miller (@MillerDannielle).

The video that he posted in conjunction with the article is below, and is quite an interesting video.

Brett posted a link to a Gratitude Challenge pdf that looks very in-depth. Brett indicated that he would not be using that particular version of the Gratitude Challenge, but would be using this one, posted on Twitter by Danielle.

Retrieved from on 13/08/2015
Retrieved from on 13/08/2015

Day one is to show gratitude for a friend. One friend I am incredibly grateful for is my wife. We have been married now for three and a half years, and it feels like we are still in the honeymoon phase. We still enjoy each others company and are happy to just be together, sitting on the back deck at home reading a book, or supporting each other through the various frustrations that life throws up from time to time. She was incredibly supportive as I completed my initial teacher education, allowing me to stop working in my final year to focus on my internship and my Honours study, and I could not have completed with the results I achieved without her support and encouragement. We have an excellent working relationship at home as well, with a fairly equal division of labour that plays to both our strengths and interests.

If you are at all interested, I would challenge you to be grateful for twenty-one days, and to share it via #GratitudeChallenge.

As always, thank you for reading, and I look forward to seeing others join the Challenge.

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