Hi Friends! I have exciting news today. I will be hosting a Gratitude Challenge during the month of November! I have to be honest. I did not originally plan on doing this. But a friend asked me last week if I would consider it. Since 2020 has been so difficult for many, she felt we all could use a gratitude boost. And she is right.
If you walked through the Gratitude Challenge with me in 2018, this one is similar. However, there will be some key differences. In 2018 we walked through my book Every Day is a Gift, and then we met up here every day to discuss each of the thirty short chapters. This time, you are encouraged to read through Every Day is a Gift again. But you don’t have to, if you don’t have time. We will still meet up here each day. However, the content that I will be sharing in each post will be broad enough for everyone, even if you did not read the chapter from the book.
My intent is to keep each post short, for those of you with busy schedules. However, I am going to pack each post with encouragement. My hope is that we can get our hearts in the right place each day, as we focus on gratitude, and ultimately the Lord.
The layout of this year’s Gratitude Challenge is going be set up with what I am calling a PPP format:
Pray – In each post I will include a prayer. This will be loosely based off of that day’s reading in Every Day is a Gift. However, you will still be able to get meaning out of the prayer, even if you were not able to read that day’s passage in the book.
Practice Gratitude – Each day we will be practicing gratitude. I ask you to come up with at least three things you are thankful for each day. (In the book I recommended that you come up with five things. But I am trying to condense this challenge for those with busy schedules. Of course, you may come up with more than three, if you would like to.) You are welcome to share your gratitude list in the comments, if you feel comfortable doing so. But I encourage you to also write your items down in a personal journal. I will share three items of my own in each post.
Praise – In each post, I will include a link to a praise song. If you have been following my blog this year, then you know I talked extensively about the importance of praise. There is something miraculous that happens when we praise God.
I really am excited about this PPP format. Prayer, practicing gratitude, and praise should be vital elements in our daily lives. But often, due to our active schedules, we don’t take time for these things. Hopefully this challenge will show us how easy it is to work these things into our schedules. And what’s more, I hope that this challenge shows us how powerful prayer, practicing gratitude, and praise are. I truly believe after doing each of these three things for thirty day, our hearts will be transformed.
I hope you will join me for the 2020 Gratitude Challenge, starting on November 1!