|Toni Ruppert painting "The Book Mobile" ©The Artist|
Publisher of Success Magazine, Darren Hardy, recently gave readers a challenge in a blog post on gratitude:
"My challenge to you is to think of an area of your life you are having difficulty in and want to improve. For the next 21 days, take three minutes at the end of the day and write down what about that problematic situation you appreciate, what’s good and what you’re grateful for."
I have chosen the area of my marriage relationship to focus on with gratitude. We’ve gone to marriage communication seminars and we attend a marriage small group at our church. So we are growing at it.
Yet, I did not realize that there is so much to be thankful for. After thinking about him, I realize that as an artist, my husband is my biggest fan. I'm so grateful to God for him because:
*he reminds me to get adequate rest after long painting sessions
*he reads to my little one every day and puts her to bed at night(I can paint during this time)
*he supports me while I build my business(he won’t let it be a non-for-profit either)
*with him, I can just be
In about 22 days, we’ll celebrate our ninth year anniversary. Our marriage is by no means perfect, but I know his support makes me a better person, a better mom and a better artist.
Okay. Before you, my reader, I'm committing to the 21 day challenge. For 21 days I’m going to take 3 minutes a day to journal what I’m grateful for about him. I’ve already scheduled reminders in my online calendar.
And you? Would you like to join me in this challenge? If you can think of an area where you can practice a little gratitude, let me know and join me in the challenge. Don’t be a quiet lurker. Comment below. Hold me accountable. Please.