Being Thankful is not always easy. The trials and challenges of life can overwhelm and drive spikes of anger, resentment, fear, and doubt into the essence of each of us. Sometimes there seems very little to be Thankful for, but finding Gratitude in our hearts is often the first step towards Blessings. The Power of Positivity has been proven time and time again, whether it is a smile in the face of a scowl; a kind word in response to unkind ones, or an act of kindness in the void of apathy.
Poetry challenges are delightful, but during my hiatus of silence, one thing became Very clear. The direction in which I am traveling is changing and the Source of Inspiration that Sings its Words of Music into my Spirit has been suggesting a different sort of Daily Challenge for Booknvolume. Although my poetry and writing is by its very nature Positive, I wish to underscore that optimistic perspective by making a few changes.
So, beginning tomorrow, instead of a Poetry Challenge, I will be instituting a Daily Thankfulness Journal Challenge.
Find at least One Thing for which you are Thankful Each Day. Using your blog, post a picture of that Blessing or some visual representation thereof, as well as an explanation through some form of writing, whether poetry, prose, parable or prolixity (as is my particular penchant).
I hope you will join me in this endeavor of expressing Gratitude each day. You may discover through the challenge a wealth of Blessings you never knew you possessed.