A Year of Thanks

1 post a day for 365 days showing gratitude

About March 4, 2010

After 3 relatively messy, lonely, boring, and thought provoking years, I am attempting to re-center myself. First step? Taking a year to note what I am thankful for. From there? Live and move on.


This blog started on March 12, 2010, my 34th birthday. You can read the first entry here.

My goal was successful. Minus a few days of posting entries a bit past midnight, I actually DID blog once a day, focusing on something I was thankful for.

My 6 month entry can be read here.

My year of thanks ended on March 12th, 2011, my 35th birthday. Even though it took me a few days past my birthday to write an ending blog post, you can read the last “official” year of thanks post here.

Yet, I missed writing. So I decided to write every Tuesday, calling it “Thankful Tuesdays.” But soon, I found myself writing about not so much what I was thankful for as much as just my life in general: kids, working, dating, cleaning the house, going on trips, books, music, and everything in between. However, despite the fact that I no longer make a special effort to be thankful for each thing, I am–very much so–incredibly thankful for everything I write about. If I wasn’t thankful about it then it would not be in the post.

Alas, “Thankful Tuesdays” have also now gone away. Now I write when I have a chance and try to catch up on where I left off.  This makes my posts longer, more difficult to write, but easier for me in the long run to manage.

I hope you enjoy this blog.

P.S. I know I have typos. I’ve learned to let them go. You should too.

P.P.S. I also rarely respond to comments. I know this is terrible blog form, BUT in all honesty, I’m really, really busy. Please forgive me. I do read and appreciate all comments left!


3 Responses to “About”

  1. Jen Says:

    Good Start! (Oprah would be SO proud! (And it counts as “watching Oprah” if you ask said sister to TIVO her for you).

  2. Lovely idea! I did a series of “Thankful Thursday” posts–it was a soul-satisfying exercise. Blessings!

  3. Debbie Says:

    Amazing that after reading “The Magic” this month, I happened to stumble upon your blog today while looking for the Irish blessing to give to my niece who just passed her driving test…serendipity at its best!

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