Sunday, September 21, 2014

Gratitude Challenge

The next four weeks I am going to come up with things that I am grateful for. I am going to start this tomorrow and I am not going to list the same things twice. I am also going to do 5 things I am grateful for everyday and on Sunday (starting next week) I will posy what I got for the week. At the end of the challenge I am going to post all 140 things I am grateful for.
I know what you’re asking why do this?? I am doing it because what we perceive and how we believe effects a lot of things not just our mood, but how we see others, how we take a compliment, how we react to bad and good situations, the kind of people we attract, stress, eating and the list could go on. Putting myself in a more positive and grateful mood is one of the many things I am going to do to better myself as a mom, student, and a person.

List 5 things you are grateful for everyday for 4 weeks. Do not name the same thing twice.

What inspired this was a few months ago (yes I put off doing this) I was thinking back on my life, and I realized that after I watched The Secret (did not read the book until years later) you have to own the things that have happened in your life. Not own the good and blame someone else for the bad but own all of it. I could blame someone else for the fact that I had a $1200 bill (paid of now), but I should not have trusted that person to pay the bill. That is not to say in me owning my life that people can skate on by, that person should have spent the money on what the money was intended for. However, to blame someone else and not myself means I did not learn anything. Seeing as now I do not let anyone but me pay my bills I learned my lesson. In trying to see ourselves as perfect all the time we do not take away from negative situations like we should. If you just say to yourself “it’s my fault (and theirs you’re not in it alone)” and analyze the situation it does not happen again. Anyways what I am saying is be okay with making a mistake and saying you did it. You stress less and you learn more that way. 


Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.

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