Kim has graciously awarded me with this Attitude of Gratitude award. As with most awards, there are a few requirements:
* Put the logo on your blog or post
* Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an an attitude of gratitude
* Link to your nominees within your post
* Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award
* Share the love & link to this post & the person who nominated you for the award
* Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude
My nominees for this award are:
Wendi at Every Day Miracles
Becky at Everyday Becky
Sarah at Kingdom Twindom
Sarah Mae at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee
Leigh at Victory of Sexual Abuse
The Queen at The Queen B
Narelle at Moments for Mum
Stretch Mark Mama at Stretch Mark Mama
Kelli at "Writing" the Waves of Motherhood
Sarah at Blue Castle
Whew! I don't think I've ever listed 10 blogs for an award before - but these ladies all deserve it. I am usually uplifted and inspired when I read their posts.
As for how I came to have an attitude of gratitude, I don't think that I have a positive attitude. I tend to be very much worse-case scenario about things. I suppose a lot of my negativity stems from my past. Yet as a Christian, I am given the power through the Holy Spirit to overcome my past. After all, 1 Peter 3:15 urges us to "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." While I may do a fair job of staying positive on my blog, all too often I fail at this in real life.
However, since I know that I tend towards the negative, I am trying to change this behavior with God's help. I have several examples around me of what not to do in terms of attitude and relationships. I try to allow my interactions with these people to inspire me to do the opposite of them. So while my attitude of gratitude is very much a work in progress, it's nice to know that at least one person thinks of me as positive :) Good motivation for me to continue!