Today I hit my 1,000th day of posting what I’m grateful for on Facebook. And on Thanksgiving too!
One. Thousand. Days.
That’s a huge number — over three years of gratitude posting. See this post for an explanation of the project.
My journey began on Nov. 1, 2013, when I decided to start posting what I was grateful for during the month of November. One thousand posts later — I have no intention of stopping.
As I sit here reflecting on the past 1,000-plus days of my life, I feel a mixture of emotions. I feel joy, happiness, gratefulness and also some sadness. Three years is a lot of living and a lot of change.
It’s difficult to quantify the last 1,000 days of my life — so I’ll simply say this. I am so grateful I chose to keep going with this. I am thankful for each and every person who has read the posts. And I’m thankful for the project that I will now embark on — 1,000 thank-you notes.
In a sense it feels like I’m starting over as I enter the four-digit mark for thankfuls. Embarking on another three years.
To my family and friends, thank you. You encouraged me to keep going and keep pushing toward this day. In posting about gratitude, I found a new way of thinking — taking even the most painful aspects of my life and finding gratitude.
The following quote says it best:
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Melody Beattie
Happy Thanksgiving, friends.