Thank you all so much for you kind comments and blog love!  You have no idea much they mean to me!  And no worries, I don’t sweat the stupid stuff. 😉

So, the other day, I was reading Lisa’s blog and saw that she was taking on a 100 Mile in May challenge that was initiated by Amanda over at Small Home Big Start.  Amanda is committing herself to moving more in May and is asking for others to join her!  I’m joining the bandwagon and committing myself to 100 Miles in May, and if you’re interested, I encourage you to stop by her blog for more information.  Nothing like a goal to get you moving!

And there’s more fun news!  My good friend Mimo started her own healthy living blog last night.  I talked to her after work today, and she told me she took the plunge and created a new blog that’s based on her renewed interest in healthy, environmentally friendly eating.  Woo…I’m so excited for her!  Go over to Plate Full of Plants (cute name, right?!) and say hello!

And finally, I have a new “project” I want to share with y’all…

This is my new “Thankful Thoughts” journal.  I’m going to use this on a daily basis to document all of the things I am thankful for.  My mom actually started one of these a few weeks ago and told me about it.  She knows how I am with my deep, emotionally driven thoughts, so she suggested I start one too. 

This concept couldn’t have been introduced to me at a more perfect time.  I don’t know why but recently I’ve had a lot of little moments where I’m overtaken with feelings of thankfulness and appreciation for everything in my life, especially the people.  I think maintaining this journal will be a great exercise in recognizing and focusing on all the beautiful things life has to offer versus dwelling on the negative, which I tend to do sometimes.  I told you I’m deep! 😉

So tell me…do you keep a journal of any sort or does your blog serve as a thought keeper for you? 

By Parita

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  1. Parita,

    I love both of your new projects! The 100 mile challenge is such a great way to join bloggers and readers in a joint health venture.

    The journal is such a great way to remember each and every day what we have to be thankful for.

    Blogging definitely serves as a reminder for me. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to be working on something so late at night but I end up doing it so often. I’ve done a few posts on gratitude,however you have inspired me to do more! 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  2. I don’t keep a journal because I actually have a fear of extreme vulnerability by documenting… BUT I did do morning journals (from The Artists Way) and simply tore each entry up when I was done. I got the benefit without the fear!

  3. I used to write in a journal – and I think you’ve inspired me to start doing that again! I really like your idea of “thankful thoughts.” We have so much to be thankful for – whether it be big things like our health and family, or small things like the perfect cup of coffee! 🙂

  4. Great idea on keeping a thankful thoughts journal! I don’t have a journal per say but I do keep a gratitude memo on my Blackberry which I guess serves the same purpose. It’s a great eye-opener when things don’t seem to be going as planned.

  5. Per the usual, I love every thing about your post! 100 Miles in May sounds awesome, and I’m almost ready to commit to doing it! I think the Thankful Thoughts journal is amazing, and I’m absolutely going to start one of my own 🙂 I’ve kept journals my entire life, but nothing quite like this idea. Thanks so much for writing about it! I can’t wait to start tonight!

  6. I don’t journal outside of blogging – but I’ve found that my “real-not-virtual” planner acts really well as a journal of sorts. I log my miles on there, and keep track of the day-to-day events. I’m sort of lost without it!

    I love the idea of a thankful thoughts journal – It’s a great reinforcement now, and I’m sure will be a great pick-me-up if you need it later!

  7. Love this post Sunshine! Great idea to write even simplest thing such as you were able to laugh today with some one you care:)

  8. I do keep a journal. But I don’t write on daily basis. while some weeks are full some weeks I don’t even have a day written. i try to fill most of it with thankful thoughts but I do write when I feel very low.
    All the best for the 100 miles challenge.

    Your blog DOES NOT SUCK. I really enjoy reading your posts. Honestly I think it was a very mean comment, if some reasonable person doesn’t like something they’ll just leave it, they won’t bother to leave a comment. But not everyone is a reasonable.

    Keep writing the lovely posts.

  9. I love both ideas in this post, especially the journal! That’s such a great way to stay positive. 🙂

    I used to keep a journal as a kid and teenager, but now I mostly keep everything in my head. It can be so freeing to actually write things down though. I really should start up a journal again!

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