I am curious to see how the progression of gratitude will go for me...if I will tire of the task or be inspired to notice more and more reasons to be thankful. I think the latter will prove to be true. One of my friends who is participating mentioned this poem in her thoughts this week. What a great way to begin the second week of Lent.
St. Jude's Prayer on Lent
Give up resentment and become more forgiving.
Give up hatred and return good for evil.
Give up complaining and be more grateful.
Give up pessimism and become more hopeful.
Give up worry and become more trusting.
Give up anger and become more patient.
Give up pettiness and become more noble.
Give up gloom and become more joyful.
Give up doubt and turn to God.