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Give Away: A Gratitude Journal

As part of the ongoing one year anniversary of Welcoming Spirit, I’m having a happy give away!

The other day, after work, I stopped by the Chronicle Book Store. I love looking at all the books they have, so many craft books, journals and unusual things. Something special caught my eye and made me think of all of you.

It’s a Gratitude Journal, and it encourages the journalist to jot down the things they have been grateful for that day. I loved looking through it. It reminded me that it’s hard to be angry or down when you approach things from a departure of gratitude. When we are grateful for what we have, it’s hard for the ego to sneak in and try and tell us that we want more.

As my one year give away, I’m giving away one brand new Gratitude Journal. All you need to do is tell me three things you’re grateful for in the comments, and you’re entered.

Here are the things I am grateful for:
– Having had a wonderful job with people I really love, and knowing that I have a new adventure ahead of me.
– Having an amazing family who stand beside me through everything. I’m grateful for my parents, my sister, and all of my extended family.
– My home. It’s cozy, happy, and has a loving vibe. I love having people over, and I love having a nice place to hang out with my guy.

So, the details. Leave me a comment below with three things you’re grateful for. Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner. The give away will be open from 10pm PDT on September 16, 2009 and close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. I’ll be using to pick a single winner. Only one entry per person. Good luck!