I recognize I am very early into a year-long project, but I need to state that this practice of writing something everyday has so far been a very positive experience. I have found myself reflecting throughout the day on things I should write about. (Three hundred and sixty-five is a daunting number and so I plan ahead.) In the process some thoughts of annoying situations have diminish, putting them in a more proper perspective. I am a happier person (OK, I know that is relative, I say in my most Eeyore voice.) I have also found the process has refreshed my memories. Things I once rejoiced greatly over are being renewed; I’m taking them less for granted. In short the discipline of being thankful is making me more thankful. Thanks be to God.
January 12, 2010