I wanted to stand up and yell, PREACH! YES! but, you know, he was preaching so… This is one of the reasons I choose to host this linkup each week – because I believe so much that it’s important to voice our gratefulness. It’s important to tell God, to tell others – to let them know – that you are grateful and why. Your friends, your spouse, your parents, your children, your boss, your neighbor, your mailman… I could go on but I’m sure you get the point. Pete said that “gratitude is the result of 1,000 choices” – it’s choosing to be grateful over and over until it becomes a habit. (And that’s one habit I wouldn’t mind keeping.) He encouraged us to evaluate our speech – to ask ourselves, “what comes out of my mouth? Is it gratefulness or is it grumbling?”
It’s MONDAY, I know – there are most likely 1,000 things we could grumble about today but instead I hope we choose 1,000 things to not only be grateful for, but to SPEAK IT, to be loud about it.
Today, while I am grateful for so many things, I am choosing to voice my gratefulness for all of YOU! The blogging community really is just awesome – I never knew I’d make so many genuine friendships from this space. For those of you who may be reading this and raising an eyebrow over the thought, Wait, you have actual friends… online? I know it sounds crazy, but trust me, I DO 😉 To share my gratitude today, in addition to voicing it, I’m giving away TWO Time, Love & Tenderness ad spots – and there are no “rules” to the giveaway, you only have to enter your email address so that I can contact you if you win. The two winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 4th.
This week on EG: It’s the last week of July, I cannot believe it. Wednesday I’ll be recapping this month’s challenge for Twelve Months of Bliss, including the #12MofBliss linkup w/ you all! If you took part in July’s Making Room challenge, I would love to hear about your experience and then share it with EG readers via the linkup. On Thursday I’ll be sharing an all new Conversations with my Husband and on Friday it’s the 6th edition of a Simply Grey Coffee Tour with my sweet friend Nelle. We would love to hear about some of your favorite coffee sipping spots: snap some photos, give us a glimpse inside, and come linkup w/ the rest of us on Friday!
Link up below and join the rest of us in starting each day this week with a grateful heart. Not enough time to write a Grateful Heart post today? No worries! This linkup will be open until Friday!
1. Link up to your Grateful Heart post, not just your blog’s homepage, and please link your post back to Ember Grey (via link or GH button) so that others can link up too! *Any posts that do not have to do with this GH topic or those that do not link back up to this blog will be deleted.
2. If you use #gratefulheart on Twitter, tag me and I will retweet! @embergreyblog