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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 13: The Gratitude Challenge

The Gratitude Challenge calendar says:

Pick three friends or family members you see regularly. View their actions and gestures through a positive lens, assuming their goodness and witnessing their best intentions.

My husband, Robert.

  • I am grateful how he values my opinions before making a decision -- big or small.
  • I am grateful how he listens and counsels with a heart that's like Jesus.
  • I am grateful how he often puts away his self-interests if it means giving someone a chance to shine. Nothing gives him more pleasure than seeing loved ones succeed.
  • I am grateful on how he sees ALL people not by who they are today but by what God wants them to become.
  • I am grateful how he always finds opportunities to bring people together regardless of culture, race or backgrounds.

My father, Rolando Reyes.

  • I am grateful for his drive for action and productivity.
  • I am grateful that he is always passionate about what he does and does not depend on other people to get motivated.
  • I am grateful that he is both creative/artistic and systematic. It's amazing for me to see how he comes up with original and brilliant ideas and is very knowledgeable in executing them.

My mother, Irene Reyes.

  • I am grateful for her ability to pour out so much love in running a household, tastefully decorating a house and cooking the most delicious meals I have ever tasted.
  • I am grateful for the way she takes on large gatherings of family or friends and ensuring that everyone is well-fed and happy.
  • I am grateful for her ability to listen and empathize. She is everyone's go-to person when they need someone to vent to or they want sound advice.

I am blessed to be surrounded by these wonderful examples daily. I love them so much!

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