Monday, 28 October 2013

The Gratitude Challenge.

As we ALL know, it's Thanksgiving month/season. God has been SO SO SO good to us whether we realize it or not. He has remained faithful even when we threw Him under the bus consciously or unconsciously. Personally, I am beyond excited because truth be told, I started this blog with little to no expectations of anyone seriously reading it because I've had 3-4 blogs in the past that ended up with maybe just me as the writer and the reader. God just placed this blog on my heart and although skeptical I was, I said well I'll obey You and see where this goes. Anyway, within the past year, I've had over 5,000+ views on this blog and whether it's the same old people clicking on it, I'm grateful that someone cares enough to see what I have to say about anything (grammatical errors and no punctuation manners whatsoever). The fact that God believes I matter enough to have so many views, while I try to make Him famous, God truly sits up there. #WontHeDoIt? I've come to understand God a bit more through the past year, and even through reading some of the posts I've written. So this blog is therapy for you and even me. Without much further ado, I decided that since it's thanksgiving month (November) and my blog turning ONE YEAR OLD (In October! WOOP WOOP!!) I should put up a befitting challenge with a grande giveaway to whoever does the most, and takes the challenge serious with a sincere heart.

Retrieved from The Benefits of Gratitude (Psychology Today):

"Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for  what one has—as opposed to, say, a consumer-oriented emphasis  on what one wants or needs—and is currently receiving a great deal of attention  as a facet of positive psychology. Gratitude is what gets poured into the glass to make it half full. Studies show that gratitude not only can be deliberately cultivated but can increase levels of well-being and happiness among those who  do cultivate it.  In addition, grateful thinking—and especially expression of it to others—is associated with increased levels of energy, optimism, and empathy."

PS: Credit to my sister for her unfailing gratitude tweets every November. She planted this thought in my heart.

So the challenge is simple: For every day in November, tweet out 10 things you're grateful for with the hashtag #GratitudeChallenge so I can keep track of who's tweeting. I will be tweeting as well too. It's so simple right? Now you can't miss a day, let's try and put out 300 tweets by November 30th. Now don't tweet out "Thank God for my shoe" and "Thank God for my shoelace" because while you're happy about that, I can assure you that God did bigger and better things. No cheating! Tell a friend, to tell a friend. Let's put out heavily positive vibes around this month will you? For you Instagram lovers, you can also post pictures of "Random acts of Kindness" where you go out of your way to do something nice for a total stranger or someone that can't give you back anything in return. Use the hashtag #GratitudeChallenge and tag me as well so I see every post. My Instagram name is: @favor_elizabeth. So the most tweets and posts on Instagram will win.

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

1 Thessalonians 5:18
"In EVERYTHING give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

I will announce the prize at the end of the month (Just so no one is fueled to participate out of greed). The winner will be announced as well. PS: #iVow to put out a new blog post every week or max every two weeks, so help me God. I love you and believe in you. LET'S GO!!!!
So my beautiful ladies, and my handsome gentlemen let's gear up to spread good vibes in November while keeping our characters in check. Stay CLASSY and BEAUTY-FULL! You're the only Bible someone may get to read, be careful of what your pages are saying.

Favor O.

1 comment :

  1. Hi Favor! I am quite pleased. With your blog to say the most excited point was when I realised a vow to chastity is encouraged's a blessing to know in this times,there are still a few good men(women). Keep it up ok? And thanks for been true.