Would You Like To Join Me For A 40 Days of Gratitude Challenge?

by | Mar 1, 2017 | Inspiration

40 days of gratitude challenge

Would You Like To Join Me For A 40 Days of Gratitude Challenge?

Today is the first day of Lent, the 40 day period before Easter Sunday which will be celebrated on April 16th this year. Lent is traditionally about giving up meat and dairy products however in modern times there are many other things that people might choose to give up for 40 days, such a sweets or chocolate, or perhaps even television. I’ve also seen many people be inspired to add something positive into their lives during Lent as well, including 40 random acts of kindness, or donating one household item a day for 40 days. All great ideas! This morning I was inspired by my friend Mike on Facebook to repeat the 40 Days of Gratitude Challenge, starting today. Will you join me?

Some of you may recall that last January (2016) I turned 40. And I marked the occasion by starting a 40 Days of Gratitude challenge which many of you joined me for. It was a beautiful experience and simple to follow. Every day, for the next 40 days, all you have to do is post a photo on social media (Facebook or Instagram is best) and share what you most grateful for that day.

It can be a person or people, something in nature, a household item – it doesn’t really matter as long as you post every day. I set a reminder in my phone so that I wouldn’t forget to post. If you’d like to see some of the posts, you can always check out the #40daysofgratitude and #wakeupwithgratitude

40 Days of Gratitude Challenge: March 2017

Why join me for this challenge? The simple act of practicing gratitude in a public way helps to shift our perspective on the world and also influences others. Imagine if our Facebook feeds were filled with images of people or things that we are grateful for. That would shift our energy on a daily basis.

What do I have to do? Set a reminder in your phone to post a photo every day of something you are grateful for, starting today March 1st. Reading this blog a few days late? You can still join us, just start at any time. Make sure you use the #40daysofgratitude and #wakeupwithgratitude – I recommend you post the images first thing in the morning.

Will there be prizes? I’m glad you asked! One of the fun things about the challenge last year is that every 10 days I would look up the hashtags (make sure you are using both so that I can find your photo!) and write down the names of those who had been posting. The names would go into a draw and I would draw for a random gratitude related prize! I’ll be doing the same this year, including gratitude cards and copies of my book, 30 Days of Gratitude.

What if I miss a day? It’s very likely that you will miss a day or two during the challenge, not to worry, you can still jump back in at any time.

I’m not on social media, how can I participate? If you aren’t on social media, you can choose to share your gratitude in one of two ways: send a heartfelt email to someone every day during the challenge or (even more powerful) send a card every day. If you’re not one to hand write and mail cards, connect with my friend Rachel Bailey who will introduce you to a service that allows you to create real physical cards using an online service.

All you have to do to participate is post your first image. And remember to use #40daysofgratitude and #wakeupwithgratitude for all of your posts. You in?

I dream of a world where we all Wake Up With Gratitude™. That would change our world overnight. May today be filled with love, joy and gratitude.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday March 7: We will be live at the Burlington Golf & Country Club for an evening to Discover True Health and Financial Freedom with USANA. Join us from 7 – 8:30 pm. BONUS: New Product Launch – Proglucamune!

Monday March 27: I’ll be speaking at MoMondays at the Hard Rock in Niagara Falls. Details to follow.

Wed March 29: Our annual 30 Day Whole Body Detox event at the Burlington Golf and Country Club, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Reserve your spot today!

Tues April 18: I’ll be speaking at a USANA event in Edmonton. Tickets are now on sale! Guests are always free.

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