Tuesday, July 28, 2015


I made it!  Twenty one of twenty one days.  You can read about my 21 Day Challenge here

Three Gratitude's:
1.  I'm grateful for jellybeans in July.  I was out yesterday and picked up a pack.  Instantly I was transported back to my grandparents house circa 1985.   

2.  I'm grateful for TiVo.  Can you image trying to record the dozen or so shows each of us watches on vhs?

3.  I'm grateful that I've learned to look forward to something without wishing time would pass quickly so that I could get to whatever it is I'm looking forward to. 

Today's Journal:
I like building other people up.  Whether that means paying them a compliment, encouraging them to go workout or just being a sounding board for them to express themselves.  It makes me feel fulfilled and good about myself.

I benefit from meditation.  It slows me down and helps me to be more aware, more conscious. 

I have an endless amount of things to be grateful for. 

These are the things that will stick with me long after this challenge is over.

These are the things I have learned. 

Still no exercise, stupid tendonitis.  It's only been 3 days since my last workout but I already miss it.

I listened to a guided meditation by Deepak Chopra last night.  It was good and relaxing. 

Random Acts of Kindness:
Buy 5 sandwiches get 1 free.  I filled up my card and then gave it away :).  Same goes for the $5 ACE Hardware reward I had earned.  People are so appreciative of little gestures, remember that.

So that's it.  My 21 Day Challenge is over.  I'm looking forward to posting whatever is on my mind versus having to work with prompts but this has without question been a great few weeks.  Thanks for sticking it out with me. 


  1. I can't even imagine going back to the days pre DVR. Watching TV when it is on is just super annoying. Glad you stuck with your challenge and hope you make it back to the gym soon. Which reminds me that I should be very grateful that I am working out after work (even if I don't feel like it).

  2. It's so amazing that you did this Shannon! What a great challenge, and I'm so happy that you got so much out of it. Plus you blogged 19 times in July!! Very impressive.

  3. I'm so proud of you for sticking with it S and so happy to see you back in your space!! Your posts have made me more reflective on things I have to be grateful for. It has also made me realize that I need to reach out more and say the nice things I think, but don't say.

  4. I'm so proud of you Shannon! You did great and were honest and just out there with it. I hope this continues to bring you happiness.

    I also love building people up. It does just as much for me as it does for them!