It started as a challenge for one woman.
It turned into a life altering experience
which then turned into a book
and then a worldwide change of perspective.
I had heard about this book last year, by so many different sources. But I knew I wouldn't have the time to read it when I first saw it (babies were about to make their debut)
Toward the end of the year, I went ahead and bought it for my NOOK.
First chapter in and I'm in tears.
End of the book and I'm challenged beyond belief, I have clarity for things I had been clouded by and my entire perspective on life.
Sounds cliche maybe, but it's true.
I'm not a bandwagon person.
I'm either completely sold because I experienced it firsthand or I don't buy it.
I'm sold people.
So, in addition to my One Word for the year, I am taking the challenge.
The challenge to write down, on paper, One Thousand Gifts.
Some of the gifts I've written down?
Crisp mornings while on a run
Snuggles with sick babies
Hearing the doorknob turn, knowing it's Trevor coming home
Crumbs on the floor underneath two highchairs
In taking the time to write down these things as they happen, I am slowing down time.
I'm taking each moment and giving thanks.
And it slows.
It makes me breathe.
Makes me think.
Makes me thank.
If you have not read the book.
Then check out her blog.
Every single day she challenges me.
You up for it?