I was sort of bummed out yesterday when I felt behind on gratitude posts, lazy and ungrateful, and just generally schlubby.
When I started these gratitude posts, I was hoping to use it not only to help me be more grateful through the course of my days, but also to improve my writing. I used to be sort of OK at writing, but definitely better at editing what others have written! I was hoping to
have make time to plan at least some of them, perhaps even plot and outline some and really try to write well. I know, I'm a super dork, and I'm OK with it. I like grammar!
I reflected on what I saw as a failure, but eventually my thoughts circled back to a couple of points that I needed to be reminded of:
- No one started reading this because of the most excellent writing. You probably read it because you are my friend or relative, so thanks for cutting me some slack.
- The point was gratitude, not perfect, clever, and exciting grammar.
Some of my gratitude posts have been deep(ish) and others much lighter, but the blog certainly has helped me focus at the end of each day on at least one thing that I have/saw/experienced and be mindfully grateful for it. For several reasons, 2016 has been a really difficult year for me so far, and without a reason to focus on gratitude, I could see my days easily slipping away with only a litany of complaints to remember them by.
So all in all, I think my few lines a day is accomplishing the goal I set out after. I know it has for sure helped me enjoy music more again, which is something I'd let slide for a few years. So despite the average quality writing, cheers to you, astrukel.blogspot.com. Cheers!