Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gratitude Challenge 2012

I've been giving alot of consideration about my focus in 2012...
Anyone who knows me well, knows that 2011 for me was a personal challenge.
There were dreadful illnesses suffered by dear friends
Disharmony in my marriage
This is my first year of Anti-Depresents in 9 Years
Challenges with my Work and Massive Changes
but the one thing that had my crying most days
was the fact that my daughter left for college...

I still cant believe how much her being away effects me after a whole year!
I was talking to a friend the other day and I teared up about her going back to college and we still have her for another 20 days!

So 2012 is going to see a change of focus for me....
Im not going to declare that i will lose a tonne of weight
or give up anything that i enjoy
but I will focus on things that i am grateful for.

There are so many things that i am grateful for..
I still have my mum, who I love very much! Poor Stu doesn't have his Mum anymore...
My kids still have their dad, my dear niece & Nephew don't have their dad anymore..
I have a husband who loves me very much, where many people i love no longer have their husbands...
I have my health, Yes I am overweight, and i can use a few trips around the block, but essentially, I am healthy. I have dear friends that dont have that or are concerned about their health.

So in 2012..
You will see

Jodi's 365 Gratitude Challenge...
Everyday I will take a photo of something or someone I am grateful for,
or something have has bought a smile to my face, or made me feel good about myself
and I will share it with you here.

If you wish to join me, link in your blog in the comments and we can encourage each other.
But this is a personal journey..

Enjoy your New Year Celebrations.
For the first time in a long time, I wont spend NY on the couch! Yay!
We will see what Day 1's gratitude is?
Hopefully it wont be hangover related!!!


lindy said...

Happy New Year to you and Stu..and yes Jodes just do things that make you happy ...
Hugs Lindy xo

phillipa said...

Happy New Year Jodi and Stu. Hope 2012 is a better one for you lovely. Big hugs to you xoxo

Dolly B said...

What a great idea, maybe I should do this, make one think of the positive. Happy New Year

Lisa A said...

Hi Jodi,
Great Idea please include me in this...I think I need something to focus on this year other than the past...

Mrs Frizz said...

May 2012 be a good one for you and yours ... enjoy what the next 12 months has to offer.

annette said...

Happy New Year Jodi to you & yours ... love your chosen word .. we all do have so much to be GRATEFUL for ... best wishes X:)


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