The Joy Dare

Have you read anything by Ann Voskamp? I started reading her blog when she went on a Compassion trip to Guatemala almost 2 years ago. She has also written a book called 'One Thousand Gifts' (which I have read and need to read again). One of the things she really encourages everyone to do is to start a gratitude journal. Simply write down things from your day that you consider a blessing.

This year, she issued a challenge to join her on The Joy Dare. Write down 3 things each day for the whole year that you are grateful for. By the end of the year, you will have written down over one thousand things that you are grateful for. Wouldn't it be great to read this list at the end of the year? At the end of her post, she is even offering a free printable January Joy Dare list to help you get started.

I would like to join this challenge and will be finding just the right journal to start me on this journey. In the meantime, here is the start of my list:

1. Jesus loves me
2. My husband loves me
3. My children love me

What are you grateful for today?