The Thankful Mama

Challenges Updates

I’ve made some progress on my self imposed challenges, gratitude and crochet. I just haven’t made anytime to blog about it., Maybe I need a blogging challenge too?
On the gratitude challenge I set myself the goal to list ten things, morning and evening for a week, that I am grateful for. I did successfully do this and remembered each day to complete the task. It turned out to be a pretty neat exercise. I found that it helped me purposefully focus on great and positive things that happened during the day, instead of all the things I didn’t get done or could have done better. I realized each day that I had many things to be happy about and that I was successful at. Pretty nice!
On to crochet. I have started my second amigurumi doll from the book Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts!: Amigurumi. I’m working on the Cotton Puppies. I had a tension breakthrough on this doll. I finished the head portion and started the body. After a few rows, it started looking quite different than the head, in a good way. All of my stitches were lining up and uniform. I guess your bound to improve something repeating it about a million times! After about half the body was complete, I compared it to the already finished head…oops! Yeah, that head was gigantic. I’ve already started ripping it out and ready to start it again with my new and improved tension! I have high expectations for this little cotton puppy!

Giant head...little body!

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Gratitude Challenge

I guess I’m into challenging myself lately. This is the second challenge I have come up with to blog about. This time I want to focus on gratitude and how it can help my positivity during the week. My idea is to start each day with writing a list of ten things I am grateful for. Then, in the evening make another list of ten things I’m grateful for that happened during the day. At the end of the week I hope to notice some definite improvements in my mental attitude. I guess this is a little learning experiment. I already set monthly goals and I try to meditate every morning for a little bit on being thankful. This way I can actually get them written down and therefore stimulate my subconscious. This is my idea, anyway. Please share your results if you make gratitude lists and how they have helped you. I am going to post as much as I can during the week about my results. And for starters, I’m thankful for you my dear readers. Thank you for taking the time to read my musings! 🙂

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