Not a hard challenge to understand, but a hard challenge to actually do. A thousand things is a lot and I didn’t just want to write meaningless things down e.g.
“899. Apples, 900. Pears, 901. Bananas, 902. Chicken tikka masala”
These things are fine I suppose but don’t mean anything.
I started off fine. It was easy to get to about 200 without breaking a sweat. The next 200 got a bit tricky but still not too bad – just a bit sweaty. The next 200 was tough. There were times where I would spend ages just thinking up 1, but something would jog my memory and eventually I got there.
Coming up to 750, I had a cunning plan. As I previously mentioned, I didn’t want to write meaningless nothingness down but I was starting to lag. So I wrote down a list of close family and friends. Then, next to each name, I took time to think of 5 attributes that I am thankful for in that person. This was actually an excellent addition to the challenge. It made me think deeply about lots of people that I know and what makes them amazing. I highly recommend doing this. It gave me a deeper appreciation for the people in my life.
Anyway, after I had finished that, I had less than 100 to come up with and completed it pretty quickly.
This challenge was harder than I thought it was going to be, but was also really helpful – I’d recommend it.
This weeks challenge was to write a list and of 1000 things that I am thankful for. Man, it was tough. Had to get get real specific but it actually gave me a real appreciation for the small things. The best part was that I wrote a list of people that I was thankful for in my life, then wrote 5 positive attributes for each of them. It made me really appreciate my friends and family and made me think about how I feel about them properly. #ChallengeChooseday