After Thanksgiving, we launched the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge + GIVEAWAY in effort to re-claim our holidays! More than 60 of you took the challenge! And...drum roll please...we have a winner!
Yesterday, I met up with with my friend, d'Arcey, (over coffee of course) to award her prize! People of the Second Chance is a must-read. We need it's message because in our work of brokenness, shame, pride, and fear creep in to convince us our brokenness disqualifies us from ____________ (you fill in the blank with all the good things you don't feel qualified for). Nothing could be further from the truth, and boy, life sure would be different if we fully embraced becoming "people of the second chance." Wouldn't it? And because reading and coffee go together so well, there's a Starbucks gift card tucked inside so she can enjoy coffee on me!
Did you miss completing the Challenge?
The GIVEAWAY portion is over, but it's never to late to up our game on gratitude. Research confirms what the Bible has said all along. People who practice gratitude consistently:
- Sleep better
- Have higher self-esteem
- Are healthier
- Have more empathy
- Don’t get angry as easily
- Have more meaningful relationships
There's no magic formula. Gratitude simply focuses our hearts on minds on the big picture and on God - the true giver of all good things.
If you didn't finish the challenge, or if you never started, it's never too late! I can’t think of a good reason not to do this challenge. Sign up here and your link to download the Challenge will be on its away!