Recently, my grandfather had open heart surgery. Not sure how that affected everyone else but it made me very scared being that he’s my only surviving grandparent. Yesterday was his 80th birthday and I’m so glad that God saw fit that we could all spend a little time with him. He is a very caring and quiet man and I love him very much.
Starting tomorrow, I will do one good deed a day for the next 28 days until my birthday.
28 good deeds – 28 days – 28th birthday
Coming up with a list of things to do was a bit tough but here is what I have so far:
I’m thankful for one of my bestest friends in the whole entire world.
I’m thankful for her daughter, my god-daughter.
I’m thankful for the time that we get to share together.
I’m thankful for the food that was prepared.
I’m thankful for perfectly warm weather when it really should be cold.
I’m thankful for manicures!
I’m thankful for my MOMMY! Happy 50th birthday to the queen!
I truly feel that if you focus on all that you love, there will be NO ROOM for hate. Surround yourself with love and watch how happy you will be.
Peace and blessings to you and yours.
I was gonna complain today but I decided against it because it’s stupid. Besides, doing this exercise was more fun.
Complaining about what you don’t have, where you haven’t reached and who you aren’t (yet) is a slap in the face to God and all of the things He continues to do. Therefore, no complaints. I am grateful because…
Stay “positively present” and smile.
What I’m jamming to:
I’ve finished with the photo challenge! Whew! Here it is, as promised.
And I did get my Iphone. 🙂 Check me out on Instagram: miss_lucy26.
I can across this photo challenge on Pinterest and I can’t wait to start it January 1st.
Challenge deets according to Positively Present’s blog:
There’s no real “challenge” to it; it’s mostly just a way to motivate you (and me!) to stay in the present and focus on things that we’re grateful for. There’s no reward, no punishment — just an opportunity to be more present.
I will only post the pictures on January 31st. Hopefully I’ll get my Iphone squared away by Friday so that I can use Instagram like the cool kids. Feel free to join at your leisure.
- Day Thirty-One: Create a list of 31 things you’re grateful for.
I’m grateful for…
- All of my senses
Being able to wake up every morning
A job to pay my bills
Two parents and two siblings
Extended family that are always there
Good people who still do good things
A positive outlook on life, come what may
FOOD and the joy it brings
Children and their innocence
Hot water when I take a shower
Technology that allows me to communicate with others
Close friends who understand and care
Strangers that teach you something
A warm embrace
A listening ear
Tears and laughter
Passion to pursue my goals and live my purpose
An endless desire to learn and grow
Knowledge to know when to let go
Being connected with some amazing people through social networking
Ignorance and naïveté. Without them, we’d all think we knew it all
An insatiable desire to know God
Knowing who I am
Being a light and inspiration to others (humbling)
The brutal truth
Oh and happy Halloween. Be safe out there. And thanks for participating in the challenge! 🙂
So here’s the secret revealed:
Epic Thanks is a global celebration that seeks to change the world through the power of gratitude. Founded in 2008, the original TweetsGiving celebration was imagined and implemented by six volunteers in six days, and quickly became the #1 trending topic on Twitter as thousands of grateful tweets from across the globe filled the stream.
But the truth is TweetsGiving was never about twitter or social media. It’s about the gratitude in our hearts, and the transformative power our thankfulness can have when we share it with one another. It’s about cultivating a deep sense of for those remarkable souls who create hope in our world. That’s why this year, TweetsGiving becomes Epic Thanks.
Over the past two years, from the gratitude of thousands, this global event has built two classrooms and a library in Arusha, Tanzania, where the twitterkids, led by local changemaker Mama Lucy Kamptoni, learn and grow at one of the best primary schools in their country.
Today at 12 noon, I will be tweeting random things that I am thankful for. I want you to participate as well because when we all get together for a good cause, there is a wave of goodness that cannot be ignored. It’s fun to do something so simple that can impact lives, one thankful heart at a time.
So here’s how you can participate these next four days:
for Twitter : tweet about that for which you are grateful and be sure to include the hash-tag #EpicThanks as well as the link http://EpicThanks.org.
for Facebook: update your status to share what you are grateful for and be sure to include the the link http://EpicThanks.org. In addition, you can also post a Note expressing your gratitude and tag your friends so as to share this gratitude with them.
for Bloggers: post a blog about that for which you are grateful and include a link back to EpicThanks.org.
If you would like, you can show how thankful you are by donning a twibon: http://twibbon.com/join/EpicThanks
Send a note! CREATE a personalized thank you note at http://www.EpicThanks.org byclicking “create a thank you note” in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Thank you all! Can’t wait to read your thankful tweets! 🙂