There are some days that you feel so much gratitude for life. I went to have my hair done this morning. I go to an academy where they are learning to do hair and getting their license. I have been going there for about 3 years now. I really like the girls who are learning to do hair. They are full of excitement about getting to do what they love. The girl who did my hair today has been doing it for a few months now and I love her personality. Today was the last time she would be doing my hair. She is finished in a couple of weeks and will be going out to find her first job as a stylist.
We have been talking about my “year of firsts” when I go in. Today, she was excited to hear what I had been doing. Of course I was still excited about yesterday’s first, The Holocaust: A First Hand Account. I enjoyed telling her about that first and some of the others that have really touched my soul. I mentioned gratitude journals and that some of my family and friends had started them and I had given them journals. She seemed excited about the idea. I had purchased 3 journals a couple of days ago and just happened to have one in my car. I decided to go to my car and get a journal to give to her. The picture is the journal I gave to her. So now, I have given out 4 gratitude journals. This was the first one that I have given to someone who wasn’t a close friend or a family member. That is my first for today!
I have more journals, maybe I will come across someone that I can present with a journal. I think this could be an ongoing project. I will probably keep an eye out for pretty journals that are on clearance and keep a supply of them. This could become my Growing Gratitude project. This also works for my new project of becoming a Happiness Ambassador. I like this idea!!
My Inspiration For Doing The Year of Firsts
As you may know I am doing a first every day this year. I read the book I Dare me by Lu Ann Cahn. Lu Ann has a website and has published a book talking about her year of firsts. I read the book and it motivated me to try a year of firsts. Lu Ann is at luanncahn.com and her blog has all her firsts. She determined that a first could be something you hadn’t done in 10 years. Here is my A Year of Firsts. Make sure to go see my guest post on Lu Ann’s blog and leave a comment.