I had no idea what I had started when I airily made a promise to do 100 ‘gratitude’ posts. I hasten to say that I fully intend to keep my promise but I will stretch them out and do ten at a time, with a break of a week in-between. I’m still sticking to my undertaking and I will complete 100 gratitude posts and that ‘your honour’ will hopefully be accepted in any court of law.
On reflection, I have thoroughly enjoyed recording the day’s gratitude and each day held a totally unexpected surprise to be thankful for. The beauty of the daily ‘gratitude post’ is that you never know what the day will hold until it is over and you review the day to pinpoint the part that you give thanks for.
Doing an exercise such as this, has put me in the mindset of keeping my finger on the pulse of looking for and being aware of the blessings that most of us take for granted.
I can therefore say, I will no doubt continue to look for the proverbial ‘silver lining in the cloud’ or the rainbow after the rain,’ thereby, continuing to be grateful on my week’s break.
I have several projects in mind and will work on those projects on my break and will hopefully have other subjects other than the gratitude reports to post.
Thank you to all those who have been reading my daily posts and I hope you will drop by and read some of my other writings in the weeks in between the ‘gratitude posts.’
© Wendy Robinson All rights reserved
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon. ~ E. L. Doctorow
Disclaimer: Both quote images have been gleaned from the internet and my thanks go to the respective authors/creators.
It’s great when you’ve reached a milestone, albeit a small one! It turns out, it is the third anniversary of my blog AND I’ve also, just yesterday, had another person following me. That makes (little drum roll) 71 followers to date (yay!) and this is my (ta dah!!) 65th post. Not bad for a writer who has been quite slack and only posts once in a while.
When I ventured into uploading my very first post, I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to perfect it and finally ended up posting it towards midnight. I woke the next morning and was astounded to learn that I had two ‘followers’ – one a published author and the other an outstanding and expressive writer. I was nevertheless stumped as I had no idea what a ‘follower’ meant. I soon learnt and began to ‘follow’ writers whose works I admire.
For me personally, I feel blessed and lucky that I’ve met some unique, outstanding and inspiring fellow bloggers and writers and in some cases, developed online friendships with them. I don’t think I need to name them as I’m more than sure, they know how much I value and appreciate their friendship and their talent and more importantly, they know who they are.
I can state without any reservation, that I have no regrets and in fact, still get excited and enthused about web blogging!
All I have to do now is to be more-disciplined in posting regularly!
Thank you ‘WordPress’ for the anniversary reminder!
(C) Wendy Robinson September 2016
To me, art’s highest purpose is to entertain, to enlighten, to inspire, to evoke emotion and to change an audience in some way, big or small.
~ Charity Sunshine Tilleman-Dick