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Saying Goodbye to Weekly Gratitude

December 30, 2010

It feels strange to write this knowing it will be my last entry. I knew when I started this year-long journey that it came at a much needed time in my life. I needed to learn to embrace gratitude, to instantly reach for the positive and not the negative. I wanted this to begin a lifetime habit.

To say that this was easy for me would be an untruth. There were times when it felt forced and I really struggled. There were several times I didn’t post. What I realized was I cannot practice gratitude once a week. It always ended up being a last minute thought, one I had to remember to do. It never became a routine or a true habit.

It wasn’t until I started writing in a journal every night, that practicing gratitude started to become easier. Since I began that a few months ago, I truly started to change my way of thinking. I will continue to write three things I’m grateful for, each night in my journal. It’s amazing how much this little act has benefited me.

I am truly grateful for this journey, for all the ups and downs, because it’s lead me to where I wanted to go. I want to thank everyone who took this journey with Karen and me. I want to thank Karen for taking this journey with me, for her patience when I missed posts, and for her understanding that this was a process of learning for me. You, Karen, are a dear friend and a soul sister. I am grateful for our friendship.

I am grateful for this process more than I can say. It has changed so much in my life and helped me at a time when I needed it most this summer. I hope for those of you that followed along, that this was something positive for your lives, that you got out of it what you intended. I hope that you will continue to practice in your own way in 2011 and beyond.

Happy New Year and much love,


2 Comments leave one →
  1. els permalink
    January 1, 2011 9:19 am

    i will miss reading your daily notes… all the best for your future

    • lorigentile permalink*
      January 2, 2011 10:20 am

      Thank you, Els! Same to you!

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