Grateful November Challenge


Yesterday when my friend Jacqueline (Creative Outpour) reached out to me for this Grateful November daily challenge I wasn’t completely sold on the idea. Don’t get me wrong, I love the intentional pursuit of thankfulness and think it’s easy to get caught up in life and forget to remember the good. However, I haven’t been able to write in a while and I could feel myself thinking of all the to-do’s I’d need to get done before I could participate. Like, write an *amazing blog post*, update my Facebook page with a new profile pic and header image, update my blog’s theme, etc etc etc… blah blah blah

You know what I realized (AGAIN)? I’m a crazy perfectionist who gets so caught up in my head that I freeze.

What I’m learning about myself lately is that although I know things intellectually, there is often a barrier to my heart really getting it. I’m seeing this in many different areas of my life. I have good intentions, my effort is there but in many ways I’m just performing- mostly for myself- without even being aware of it.

Sometimes the best thing to do in order to be healthy is to just DO IT, even if it’s not perfect or right. (Obvious things to say but much harder to live out.)

So right now, I’m grateful to Jacqueline for (accidentally haha) challenging me to deal with my perfectionist tendencies and who has already been such an incredible encouragement to me. Please join in the challenge of a Grateful November using the hashtag #GratefulNovember.