Monday, 28 November 2016

The 2016 Personal Grateful Challenge with Spin Sucks


For the past 3 years, Gini Dietrich from Spin Sucks has run the "Personal Grateful challenge" across the Spin Sucks community and this year I decided to get involved. So I set a timer for 10 minutes, grabbed a pen and my mini notebook and got jotting.

The list is quite personal so I'm not going to share the full list on here but I did manage 99 things to be thankful for. 

Personal Grateful Challenge


The list included:

Family - I'll admit I named each family member individually, which took up a good third of my list (being part of a large family is something I'm very thankful for!). I am genuinely thankful for each one, for our ever growing number, for the ups and downs, their love and support.

Friends - Some key people made the list and I think if I'd had more than 5 minutes the list could have gone on and on. I am reminded so often how amazing our friends are, I hope they know just how thankful I am for them. 

For our home - I regularly have to remind myself of this, especially tonight when I've thrown a strop because the kitchen is small. But I am so thankful for our beautiful home, that it represents how hard Andy works, I'm thankful that this year we've been able to start decorating and putting our own touch on it. I'm thankful that it's ours and holds so many memories.

For my job - Oh how I love my job! I love the people I work with, the work I do, the company I work for. It is wonderful to get up every morning and look forward to going to work.

Our Church - Vineyard 53 has changed our lives so much. We have met the most amazing people, been so supported and loved and had a lot of fun in the process.

God - Do I need to explain this one? I couldn't begin to express how thankful I am and this challenge only reminded me that I do not say thank you enough.

This blog - I am thankful for a creative outlet, for anyone and everyone who reads it, for the opportunities it has opened up and the friends I have made. 

and some (perhaps) more superficial ones that made the list: tea, our kettle, our bed, starbucks, having new films & plays added to the Harry Potter franchise, hot showers, our wedding video and the internet. 

So what about you, What are you thankful for this year?

Thank you, Gini and the Spin Sucks team for a great reminder of the importance of being thankful. I think I'm going to try the challenge more than annually. Who wants to join me?

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