Have you read this book? It's awesome. Seriously. So much good stuff.
I love the chapter on Joy and Gratitude in which Brene mentions that she used to do a TGIF post every Friday on her blog. She would write about what she was Trusting, what she was Grateful for, what Inspires her, and how she was practicing her Faith. She did this because gratitude has to be a practice in order to bring us joy.
I LOVE this idea. Unfortunately I came a little late to the party and she hasn't done those posts in a couple of years. But I thought I would start doing them here on my blog. So in the spirit of being authentic and brave, here is my TGIF:
Trust - I am trusting that a person I have gone to for help will actually be able to help me with an exhausting and heartbreaking struggle.
Gratitude - I am profoundly grateful today that my college daughter was not hurt in her car accident this past week, that my sister was there to help and comfort her, and that my dad (whose car she was driving) was so kind and generous about the whole thing.
Inspiration - Quilting is inspiring me right now. Associating with so many talented people, both in person and over social media has really helped me aspire to improve my skills and express myself more fully in this medium. (If you are wondering where all my quilting posts have gone, I've moved them to my new quilting blog - idaratherbequilting.com.
Faith - I am practicing my faith by studying the gospels and finding new insights in the stories and parables. Not taking these familiar texts for granted but really looking at them to see how they might challenge me in my day to day life and understanding of Christ.
I would love to hear what your TGIF reflections are.