Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Joy Dare

Have you read anything by Ann Voskamp? I started reading her blog when she went on a Compassion trip to Guatemala almost 2 years ago. She has also written a book called 'One Thousand Gifts' (which I have read and need to read again). One of the things she really encourages everyone to do is to start a gratitude journal. Simply write down things from your day that you consider a blessing.

This year, she issued a challenge to join her on The Joy Dare. Write down 3 things each day for the whole year that you are grateful for. By the end of the year, you will have written down over one thousand things that you are grateful for. Wouldn't it be great to read this list at the end of the year? At the end of her post, she is even offering a free printable January Joy Dare list to help you get started.

I would like to join this challenge and will be finding just the right journal to start me on this journey. In the meantime, here is the start of my list:

1. Jesus loves me
2. My husband loves me
3. My children love me

What are you grateful for today?


  1. I printed the January list out earlier today. I've been keeping a list since last April I think and am somewhere in the 1400s....

    Today I wrote down
    reading...Celebration of Discipline
    making...material covered notebooks
    seeing...beautiful sunsets

  2. @Jill, 1400! Wow, I am impressed! and I love your entries for today.

  3. Yvoone, thank you for your comment. I am thankful that God brought me Jill in 2011! I love your post today... and I am doing the Joy Dare too... writing my post about it. I have followed Ann for sveral yrs. I am around 1100 ... it has changed my life and the way I see life....

    That is great how you said "To Jesus" I love that!

    I am thankful God continues to bring others into my life that love others, CI and fully living!

    Much love,

  4. @ Teena, thanks for stopping by! I look forward to exploring your blog more. Wow! 1100 entries! You ladies inspire me :o)


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