30 Days of Gratitude: Day 30

Write yourself a thank you note.

Dear me,

Thank you for seeing all 30 Days of Gratitude though. I’m not sure what result you wanted, or expected, from doing this but, I’m happy that it has helped to change your perspective on how you spend your time and attention.

I hope that you use this momentum to continue being more thoughtful and intentional in what you do from day to day.

Thank you.


The “30 Days of Gratitude challenge” prompts are from Screen/Life Balance and author Catherine Price.

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 29

Three good things.

I’m grateful for family, and for the way that they’re always there even during times when we aren’t physically together. I’m grateful for the way that all of us, in our family, have such different personalities and perspectives and paths that we’re following.

I’m grateful for our home, with a solid roof and a good heater to keep us warm as it grows colder (and starts to rain) outside. I’m grateful that I am in a place to be able to afford and have a home.

I’m grateful for the many different ways I have to keep learning new things, having spent most of the day reading and watching Youtube videos to sharpen some programming skills in Python.


This prompt will repeat several times throughout this challenge.

The “30 Days of Gratitude challenge” prompts are from Screen/Life Balance and author Catherine Price.

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 28

Ask someone else what they’re grateful for.

This was a good prompt in that it started a good conversation, with my wife, over Thanksgiving Day dinner. Through this, we realized how many of the same things we were grateful for, and how many of the same things we want to try to work for, to improve upon, and to accomplish in the coming year.


The “30 Days of Gratitude challenge” prompts are from Screen/Life Balance and author Catherine Price.

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 27

Compliment a stranger.

I scheduled a late grocery delivery because our Thanksgiving Day plans had changed (last minute). Grocery shopping isn’t my favorite thing to do, and the though of going to the store was terrifying considering how busy they would be the day before Thanksgiving.

If the store is out of something, someone will usually call to check to see what (if any) substitutions you might want for that item. I got the call about an hour after I placed the order, with someone letting me know they were out of one product but could sub it with something very similar.

After agreeing, I thanked the person for working that day, acknowledging how busy they were and letting them know I was grateful for what they were doing.

Admittedly, it was an awkward exchange. Partly because it’s something I don’t normally do so I imagine my delivery was awkward, and partly because the person on the other end of the line probably didn’t expect that. Nevertheless, it felt good to at least try.


The “30 Days of Gratitude challenge” prompts are from Screen/Life Balance and author Catherine Price.