“An attitude of gratitude”; a popular expression through the Oprah years on television, and one that continues today. I’ve kept a gratitude journal several times in my adult life; a recommendation from a book I read at a particularly difficult time in my life, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It served as a way to ground myself daily to what I’m grateful for, since at the time I was not feeling all that grateful for anything.
This blog is my effort to thank people once a day for an entire year. Most of them are being thanked because they’ve done something in my 50 years of life to make me who I am today. I don’t want to wait for an “appropriate” time to start, the first of a month, a New Year, my birthday; so, today, August 12, 2013, begins my documentation of 365 Thank You’s!