24 October 2011

The Gratitude Challenge

You may have noticed that for the past few months, I've been writing a weekly post to share some of the things I'm grateful for in my life each week. Since I feel it is important to be grateful all of the time (not just one day a year), I did not want my gratitude posts to have anything to do with Thanksgiving (even though not all of you celebrate it). However, since this holiday is upon us, I decided to take advantage of its meaning by issuing a grand gratitude challenge to all of you. Are you ready?

My Gratitude Challenge for you is: Write a list of 100 things you are grateful for and post it on Thanksgiving Day.

One hundred things? You bet! Don't think you can do it? That's why I'm giving you a whole month to toil, dream and mark down each and every thing you're grateful for. (Actually, there should be far more than 100, but I'm trying to keep this reasonable for you.)

What should this list look like? The only "rule" I would like to give you per say, is not to list any one thing twice. If you have written a gratitude post before, you are certainly more than welcome to include any or all of the things you are already grateful for (since, obviously, you're still grateful for them). Here's a sample for you:

Try not to include the same item more than once:
1. Sharks
43. Sharks

Do include different facets of the same item (if applicable):
1. Shark teeth - They last forever!
23. Shark fins - They're so pointy!
57. Shark intestines - Best necklace ever!

Note the difference.

I do hope you will join me in this challenge. I'll provide a link-up as usual and hope you can make some rounds to view other posts to admire what everyone is grateful for. You can even read your list aloud at the Thanksgiving table!

See you in one month.

29 comments:

  1. "Amanda's shark jokes" is sure to make my list!

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  2. I'm going to try to do this! Great idea!

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  3. Yes. Everyone who participates must be grateful for sharks. ;)

    Rachael, you can make TWO lists if you want to ;)

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  4. I love this idea. And I'm totally grateful for the shark humor. Count me in!

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  5. I want to like Melissa's comment ;)
    Great idea Amanda - you should make a button, lady!

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  6. A button!! Why didn't I think of that?? Thank you :)

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  7. I want to like Melissa's comment, too! And all your shark jokes! Let me know if you want an "I'm Grateful for Sharks" button. You know I'm handing out buttons like candy.

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  8. Wahoo!! I've been watching this on the out-skirks thinking how wonderful, and I'm jumping in! :) Yay! You're such an inspiration, Metro!

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  9. Lauren, can you make a button that has a shark's open mouth and says "Gratitude or bust?"

    Thanks Arpita! :)

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  10. lol, I third 'Amanda's shark jokes'!!! Wow, awesome idea!

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  11. Thank you for creating this, Amanda. I'm grateful for Sharktober!

    Not to jump the shark or anything, but I am all over this like pilot fish cleaning teeth! I'm already grateful for not hammerheading myself this month by participating in a feeding frenzy of projects without stress and with lots of sleep.

    I'm up for the challenge or I don't have a great white booty.

    (my apologies. I could not resist) And now that I've proven I'm not at all hopped up on cold meds, I'll stop typing

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  12. Ohweee sounds GREAT!!! I'll have to Google search the date of Thanksgiving as, being a non US citizen and not good at general knowledge, I don't have a clue! :-) I'm feeling especially up for this challenge since I haven't done any gratitude posts in a while so it's all bubbling up! Nice one Amanda!

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  13. Zoie, you SHARK me up!!! ;)

    It's the 24th Terri! I posted "exactly" one month prior so you would have the proper amount of time :)

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  14. Lol the sharks.
    I'm going to do this it's awesome!

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  15. I have started doing this- what a great way to share.

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  16. LOVE IT! So I guess writing people out individually is out of the question then. Like I should just say I am grateful for my family and friends and not each person (that could fill it up quickly haha)

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  17. Soooo, you inspired me to get started with my November '30 Days of Thankfulness' posts! Thank you, and I'll link up with a 100 Things post on Thanksgiving!

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  18. I'm so glad you're all joining! Thank you!

    Technically, Christy, you could do that :) I think that would be quite the list!

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  19. I'm still in, but I'm never ever writing a comment while I'm sick again. *puts bag over head*

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  20. No, Zoie, that was the awesomest comment ever! It was sharktastic.

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  21. Yeah Zoie. You are the comment master!

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