1. Love it Sandy-I laughed so hard at those gratitude jar entries. “I am thankful for my mom’s not sense of humor.” Hilarious. And I’ve always given up too for the same reason-the same things over and over again, like I’m in first grade and can’t think of anything else. This is genius. Thank you!

    1. It has helped me so much. It’s like, suddenly, I’m thinking of very meaningful events and moments, rather than items or individual people. And I’ve given up on helping my family in this area. They are on their own! haha!

  2. A couple of years ago I had a Gratitude Bucket. I kept a notepad and pen near it. Anytime something struck me that made me thankful, I scurried to the notepad, scribbled it down along with the date, and tossed it in the bucket. In November, I had a full bucket. My plan was to pull out a slip each day and post whatever it said as my Facebook status.

    That worked quite well for about a week. Then I noticed lots of repetition. Much like you, family was mentioned most. However, not coffee!! I dumped out the bucket and discovered, I am EXTREMELY thankful for my husband, nieces and nephews. (I never gave birth)

    Since then, I changed my bucket to a happiness bucket and put things in there that made me happy. I don’t do it every day, or even most days, but my bucket is quite full. I think I’ll tweak my bucket just a bit and try to put something in most days. I already know I’ll need a larger bucket.

  3. So, I just want to say: I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH YOU! I am an extremely busy person… (Yes! you’ve FINALLY run into the only one of the species in this world–ME!!) 😉 I randomly select your posts at will when I am having a trying day in order to see what insight and giggles I can capture. THIS one hit so close to home and it really resonates with me. I WILL be changing my daily gratitude question! It’s ABOUT time! Thanks so much for this suggestion. Also, first today, I read your most recent blog post. The “random thoughts” post and I laughed hysterically while loving every second of it! Your gift is straight from God and since you already know this, I will end by thanking you for randomly entering my life when you could never have imagined how much I needed you! THAT’S GOD! Blessings…..
    Sharon Languzzi, Orlando, Florida

    1. Sharon, That was about the nicest comment ever. Thank you for taking time out of your busy 🙂 day to tell me all that. Seriously. I read your comment while I was writing another post, and it was the fuel I needed to press through it.

  4. What a fabulous idea! I’m going to try this. Especially since the closer I get to 40, the less my memory works. Ha!

  5. I’m just finding your blog–so relate to many things about you & how you think..love the wisdom in this post!

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