Writing Moment by Moment #1

Each day for the month of January, I am going to write about one small moment for which I am grateful. If possible, I will also include photos. I am calling these posts, “Writing Moment by Moment.”

The objectives for this exercise are to increase my attention to the little things in life that I normally take for granted or might not notice otherwise. Some examples include, a small bird chirping outside of my window, my dog’s lazy yawn-and-stretch routine, the way my daughter’s hair sticks up in the morning, the smells from the kitchen when my husband is cooking a yummy dinner, and the list could go on ad infintum.

Would you like to join me and record one moment that you are grateful for each day? If a daily committment seems too overwhelming, how about once a week or month? I’ll be honest with you…I will probably miss a day here and there but I am going to do the best I can. Each day I write for a moment is better than not doing it at all.

Leave a comment and let me know what moment you are grateful for today or if you prefer, post it on your blog and then come back and leave the link to your post in the comment section so I can stop by and witness you “Writing Moment by Moment.”

 

Today, I spotted my journal (see photos above and below) on top of my bedside table and in that moment, I felt extremely grateful for the role writing has played in my healing process over the years.

 

What moment are you grateful for today?

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14 thoughts on “Writing Moment by Moment #1

  1. I’m grateful for the husband who stuck by my in 2004. I had a bipolar breakdown–my worst ever–in February and in August I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. We went through therapy, medications, counseling, mastectomies, chemotherapy through what seemed like forever. We had only been married for seven years then and he not only gutted it out but with grace, humor and strength but kept my then-14 year old daughter from falling apart AND he completed his bachelor’s degree during that year. I am grateful for him this and every day.

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