Week 4 recap
Last week we put our appreciation into practice. This was designed to take a week but depending on circumstances you may find you need more time. Random acts of kindness may or may not be easily available.
I see stories quite frequently on social media of people going through the drive thru at Chic-fil-a and when they drive up the person in front of them has paid their order. Often those stories say it continued for several hours. What a blessing to so many people. To those who received the random act of kindness, to those that witnessed it and to those that read about it. Be an example to others. Be a Blessing!
Random acts of kindness can be contagious. If you are a recipient of a random act of kindness, then it quite often opens your heart to paying it forward.
Being appreciative of a person you find difficult is not a simple task. It is a test of your attitude of gratitude. How did you do? Have you had the chance to appreciate someone like this? I would love to hear about it. If you had the chance, did it change your view of that person?
Remember to get your printable for week 5.
Week 5– Wrap up and Reflect on the journey.
Day 29- Read through your journal of the journey you have taken over the past 30 days.
Reading through your journal from day one will help you to see how far you have come in your journey. What are the things you are thankful for over the last 30 days? Do you remember what you were writing at the beginning? Can you see the progression in your attitude through your journaling? Continuing to write in your journal each day will keep the gratitude flowing.
Day 30- Reflect on your progress from day one until now.
Do you find your mind has shifted from the first week in what you are thankful for? When first starting out it is often the tangible things like, homes, cars, family or friends that come to mind for appreciation. Later on in your journey, you may find that you are thankful for a difficult time; for what that time taught you. Reflecting on your 30-day journal will bring to light how much your heart has changed. Have others noticed a change in you? It would be nice to know that others have seen the change but it would be just as nice for them to just see you as a happy, thankful person, not realizing there is a change.
Do you have more a more appreciative heart?
Has your overall attitude changed?
I hope you have enjoyed this challenge and are reaping the benefits of joining me on this journey. I would love to hear from you how your 30-day challenge went. What you found difficult, what you learned the most from and what was simple for you. Remember to get your 30-day printable and refer to it as often as you want for a refresher. Keep practicing your appreciation.
Remember practice makes perfect. Mozart didn’t compose a musical piece before he learned to play the piano. He had a lot of practice before that time. When we practice our attitude of gratitude not only do we benefit but those around us will reap the benefits as well. Through this project, we have planted the seeds of appreciation. Continue to grow those seeds into a beautiful garden of thankfulness.
Now that you have completed The Appreciation Project continue to use your gratitude journal and grow you attitude of gratitude!
Don’t forget your Week 5 printable.
Last week- Practicing Appreciation and Gratitude