Years ago, when I was finding it hard to get out of bed, much less write, I started making a daily gratitude list.
To celebrate Thanksgiving, I’d like to collaborate with you today and make a writer’s ultimate gratitude list. You game?
If you haven’t done this before, writing a gratitude list is a great way to start the day, or to end it. Our human brains are programmed to focus on the negative. We needed to remember where the saber-toothed tigers were, so we’d avoid that valley.
In our modern lives full of negative news headlines and fears for the future, dwelling on the bad stuff can really sap your writing creativity.
Focusing on the positive is a powerful tool to remind us of the simple joys of being alive.
Ready to join in?
Gratitude list: Contest rules (and prizes!)
The rules for this contest are simple: Add your top 3 gratitude items in the comments. (Yes. We’ve turned comments back on just for this contest. You can also add them over on Facebook or LinkedIn.) Make them uniquely yours. Write the heck out of them.
Here’s the prize rundown:
- Top winner gets a free year in my Freelance Writers Den community (and yes, you get in right now)
- 2 runners-up get a month free in the Den.
I’m going to have my Den staff join me in judging this one, including moderator-in-chief Angie Mansfield and my admin extraordinaire Jen Roland.
I’ll get it started with three things I’m grateful for right now:
- Owning a home
- Unusually sunny Fall weather in Seattle
- The ability to make my own schedule
Look forward to seeing your entries! I’ll announce the winners on Monday, here on this post.
P.S. CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
Grand prize goes to Anna Mouton
Nada Adel Sobhi
Thanks to everyone who entered – it was really hard for us to choose the winners!