Grateful #SOLC Day 14


I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Blog Challenge. If you would like more information about this challenge click here.

Several years ago I learned about the 36 questions to become closer to someone. In the New York Times, the article was titled The 36 Questions that Lead to Love. I am always fascinated by questions. As an introvert, I learned to have a question ready when attending a social event in case the conversation lulled. I prefer to have deeper conversations as opposed to surface level ones.

As part of the challenge this year, I will be answering some of the questions and then you have the opportunity to journal about the question, ask a person you want to be closer to, or answer in the comments.

Grateful journals have been around for a long time now. I remember Oprah talking about it a long time ago. Madame Pamita talks about a 2 page journal spread where you write what you are grateful for on the left page and then what you want to manifest on the right. I tried it for a couple days. Now that I have more time with 3 weeks off I may try it more often. If you would like to hear her explanation check out her Youtube video. I do write affirmations now. I never used to like them until my friend Sam Kimberlie changed my mind.

I am grateful

-there were precautions taken to keep people safe.

-for the gift of three weeks.

-for writing and reading time.

-for the opportunity to rest.

-for time to connect with readers and writers online.

-for the people I work with and how wonderful they are.

-friends near and far.

-being an introvert and not being unnerved by the possibility of not leaving the house for awhile.

What are you grateful for at this strange time in our world?

Published by TammyB

Tammy Breitweiser is a writer and teacher who is a force of nature and woman of honor; seer of nuance; an accidental inspirationalist; a keeper of the little red doors, and a conjurer of everyday magic who is busy writing short stories. Her poetry has been published in The Storyteller Magazine. Her flash fiction in Spelk, Cabinet of Heed, Clover and White, and Elephants Never. Her essay is published in the I Wrote it Anyway anthology. You can also connect with Tammy through Twitter @Tlbreit

8 thoughts on “Grateful #SOLC Day 14

  1. I appreciate your introvert’s take-
    First, that you have a habit of always having a good question handy in conversations (so smart.)
    Second, that hanging around quietly isn’t scary and can be a healing time. I feel the same.
    Even though, we realize these are unprecedented and troubled times. We still notice gratitude. Thank you for a lovely morning reminder.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. I wanted ot focus on being in the moment this year and being grateful so I bought a “grateful journal.” Each morning, I record 3 things I’m thankful for on that day. It’s really nice to look back at the end of the week or over the last few months at all the things I am blessed with in my life.

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  3. I’m grateful for my wife and four children. I’m also grateful for teaching in an awesome district.

    “As an introvert, I learned to have a question ready when attending a social event in case the conversation lulled.” – This line really got my attention. I am a very social person, but before a social gathering, I think about 4-6 things (including questions) that I can talk about with people. Thanks for sharing your post.

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