I read quite a few blogs, most pertaining to special needs.
But sometimes, it's nice to take a little break from the everyday and read some blogs that are just for fun.
And one of those fun blogs I like to check in with every now and then is The Nester.
Every October, The Nester does a little something called 31 Days. It's a simple idea - choose any topic you'd like and blog about it every day for the whole month of October. Thus, 31 Days.
Last time I looked, there were just a few people participating. As in, 975 people.
Like I said. Just a few.
Any-who, with that many 31 Dayers, I'm fairly confident that most every topic under the sun is on that list.
Oh. By the way, would you like to see the list of all 31 Dayers?
Well, here it is.
Now you can see if there are any bloggers you'd like to follow along with during 31 Days.
I myself am not officially participating in this blogging adventure. But naturally, with all this talk of 31 Days, I've been mulling over in my mind what I would do if I did actually decide to take part.
And, of course, the lovely Ann Voskamp and her One Thousand Gifts came to mind.
Which then led to the thought that I really need to be counting my way toward One Thousand Gifts, starting with acknowledging three simple gifts each day.
Gifts that remind me of just how good life is.
Gifts that remind me that no matter what is going on in my life, no matter what circumstances I am facing, I can be a rebel and deliberately choose joy.
It's really up to me.
You see, in 1 Peter 3:10, the very beginning of that particular verse of Scripture says this:
"For whoever would love life and see good days..."
It doesn't say have good days. It says see good days.
And I don't know about you, but I could really stand to see some good days.
So I'm going to start looking for them.
I'm taking a cue from The Nester but instead of creating my own 31 Days, I'm going to tag along with Ann.
I'm going to look for 3 gifts, every single day, for 31 days.
I'm going to use her October Joy Dare as a starting place.
And you know what?
By the end of October, I'm just going to bet that I will have seen a lot of good days.
I'm still going to post only on Tuesdays and Fridays, but I'll have all my good gifts listed right here to share with you.
So, without further ado, I give you... 31 Days to Crazy Joy:
1. My laughing Lily Bird
2. My new red loafers
3. A great day at school for Lily
5. A walk around Town Lake in the evening
6. Overhearing my big girls laughing together while Face-Timing
Here's to an amazing, joy-filled month!
And please, let me know if you're a 31 Dayer because I'd love to see what you're doing.