Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Three Blessings, Seven Days

If you spend any amount of time on Facebook, then you know from time to time there will be a challenge issued from your friends, there will be something that is posted, and you are tagged to continue it.  Such as the breast cancer bra color postings, where you will see status postings with a single word "red, blue, white" ... identifying the color of a bra as a collective voice in support of breast cancer survivors. 

The latest challenge to cross my timeline is the "3 Blessings in 7 Days".  A friend of mine tagged me in this post, and thus challenged me to post three blessings, three things for which I am thankful/grateful - each day - for seven days. And then tag two friends, to challenge them to do the same.

I don't normally take part in these Facebook challenges. Because, well .... to be honest, many of them are quite silly.  However, prior to being tagged, I had seen other friends posting their daily accounts, and it caught my attention. I really thought it was a good idea. I thought that it forced people to take a moment each day and focus on the blessings in their life.  It becomes so easy for us to focus on the trials and obstacles in our daily lives, that I think if we are given the opportunity to focus on the gifts, we should take that opportunity. 

I actually feel like this is an important exercise, and everyone should do it.  For at least one week.

So, I am taking this out of Facebook and bringing it here ... to you.  I challenge each of you to write down three things you are thankful for. Three things you are grateful for. Three blessings in your life.  If you want to share it on Facebook to inspire your friends, that's great. If you want to share them with me, please feel free to email them to info@enchantedessence.ca.  I would be delighted to read them!

I have saved mine from this past week and want to share them here with you. 

Day 1:

1.) The gift of another day.
2.) My health. Yes, my health. Although I have challenges, I know that there are people whose struggles are greater than my own.
3.) Thankful for my beautiful daughter, my awesome family and amazing friends.

Day 2:

1.) Thankful for my faith.
2.) Thankful for my home.
3.) Thankful for being Canadian.

Day 3:

1.) Thankful for my strength 
2.) Thankful for the hard times 
3.) Thankful for the lessons

Day 4:

1.) The four seasons in a year.
2.) Divine appointments.
3.) Nature

Day 5:

1.) Bentley, Zoe and Diva ~ and each of my fur babies who came before them.
2.) The gift of laughter
3.) Sunsets

Day 6:

1.) The 46yrs I've lived (so far) in this life.
2.) The wisdom I have gained over the years. 
3.) The time spent with my dad before he passed away.

Day 7:

1.) The Love I have known in my lifetime.
2.) My five senses, particularly my eyes, which allow me to see beauty all around me. 
3.) This exercise, which forced me to focus on the blessings in my life


If you would like to take part in this. This is the 'form' used to do so. Simply copy it and use it each day to fill in your own blessings and tag your friends to challenge them to do the same.


Day 1 of 7 Gratefulness.


I challenge (Name) and (Name) to participate in the 3 things we are grateful for, for 7 days and tag 2 people each day !!!