Contributed from the Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ
I consider myself a relatively grateful person. I try to give thanks for the blessings in my life and not to spend too much time obsessing about the things I want that have eluded me. So when Pastor Cindy Maddox asked members of King Street United Church of Christ to keep a daily Gratitude Journal during Lent to remember where our blessings came from, I figured, “Eh, I really don’t need to do that.”
Then I thought it over. After all, Pastor Cindy usually has a good reason for asking us to do things. If she wanted us to make a commitment to gratitude, why not? Plus, she said we could do our daily journal entries on Facebook if we wanted. Piece of cake, I thought.
And so it began: 40-plus days of entries about the things that make me grateful. The only instruction was to be specific and not just say something like, “I’m grateful for air.”
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