On finding my gratitude, and for that I am grateful

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With the busyness of Thanksgiving week you may have missed this inspiring blog, so here it is again. If you find you need a lift, drink from the pure springs rather than muddy waters!

Original content by Andrea Swiedler Licensed in Connecticut

I am off to a late start with the 10 days of gratitude challenge. I'm actually grateful that I found the challenge today. Reading some of the wonderful posts kind of brought me to my senses. 

The last few weeks have been an enormous challenge for me. I am not talking about anything to do with politics, but if you add that in, wow... it has been more than a rough road to hoe!

You know when that monster inside of you takes hold, and you just can't think of one single thing to be grateful for? I was running through my gratitude list trying to snap myself out of it. Each time I would think of something I am normally grateful for, there just didn't seem to be any gratitude there. 

Boy is that frightening!

Then I ran across a few of the gratitude posts for Day 2. With each post I felt lighter and lighter inside. And I only read 6 of  them! Imagine how I will feel by the end of the challenge when Thanksgiving arrives! 

So for today, for this moment in time, I am very grateful for Debbie Reynolds  and her wise gratitude challenge. I'm grateful to Bob Stewart for supporting it. I'm grateful for the posts I have read so far, Belinda SpillmanKathleen DanielsBarbara Todaro,  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®  and Myrl Jeffcoat. And of course I am off to find some more of you to be grateful for today and beyond. When you see my comment, you know I am grateful for you! Thank you.

I seem to have found my gratitude that I lost along the way! And I am very, very grateful.

And to think, I wanted to cancel Thanksgiving this year. Wow... 


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Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comments (3)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The posts of gratitude were very uplifting. From the smallest things to some huge life changing events, it was good to feel and read the true sense of thanksgiving coming from the members.

Nov 30, 2016 01:48 PM
Kathleen Luiten

Yes, Debbie Reynolds many of the posts were truly uplifting. Thank you for hosting this challenge. It really brought out the spirit of the Thanksgiving season.

Nov 30, 2016 04:32 PM
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Good choice for a re-blog.  It's always good to take a few moments each day to remind ourselves of how truly blessed we really are.

Dec 02, 2016 12:15 PM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Good Choice for a re-blog.  Love the photo!

Dec 06, 2016 06:36 AM