I started blogging over at the other blog just over a year ago. I started Plentiful Sufficiency a few weeks later on January 7, 2010. So, next Friday I will celebrate the one year anniversary.
I started this blog because other blogs I had seen had a theme. Since I don't knit or scrapbook, I had a hard time thinking of a theme. Readers of my blogs know that I am a big fan of Oprah...and she is always harping about journaling and gratitude. Problem solved, I decided to blog about gratitude.
The title of the blog came from my childhood. My brothers and I could not leave the dinner table without being excused. My mother did not like us to say "I'm full." She would ask us "You've had a plentiful sufficiency?" In my house plentiful sufficiency meant that one had enough.
The blog has forced me to think about gratitude, perhaps not as frequently as Oprah would like, but certainly far more frequently than I did previously. I find it easy to overlook how much I have to be grateful for. It is easy for me to focus on what I don't have rather than what I do. I can look with envy at what others have that I don't, but neglect to recognize all that I have been given.
Several times in the past few months I have considered ending this blog. I've gotten over the idea that I need to have a theme, and frankly sometimes I've struggled with being grateful. But, for now, I've decided to continue. Oprah is right; it is a good idea to focus on gratitude.
I'm grateful to all of you who have read and commented on my postings. Your encouragement kept me writing.
Happy New Year! Thank you for sticking with me this year. I look forward to another year of celebrating all that I have to be grateful for.