Friday, April 8, 2011

A to Z: Gratitude

Some letters are easier to fit with my theme than others. So I figure I can always do emotions when I need a post topic.

Gratitude, feeling grateful or thankful. Appreciating someone or something.  While conflict is necessary to move the plot along it can be useful to think about what our characters may or may not be grateful for. Knowing that can help us get to know them better. For the characters that are grateful how do they express their gratitude?

I've had gratitude on my mind for awhile thanks to Kerry's 30 days of all things good. I had been posting for that here for awhile, but when my mood got a bit low it was hard to blog about gratitude. Gratitude is good though it can help to focus on the positive. In the future I would like to do more gratitude posts. Probably once I'm done with A to Z.

And I'm grateful that I can save a draft post on the Blogger app on my phone and have it available in my Blogger dashboard online. It would have been tricky linking on the phone, plus I have my saved labels here. It is nice to work on a post while offline on my phone (I seldom use the data plan, my phone also has WiFi which is what I mostly use). 


Manzanita said...

One of my favorite words.... Gratitude. I do feel grateful every day for certain things and they are always the simple things.
May you go on to have blessed H day.
Wanna buy a duck

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hi Claire! I recently got my first iPhone - you can do that? I'll have to try it.

Claire Goverts said...

Manzanita - Thanks for stopping by. Gratitude is a great word. My mom keeps a gratitude journal, which I decided to try something similar. I've been keeping a paper journal recently and I've been making a point to include something I'm grateful for when I'm writing in it.

Diane - Thanks for stopping by. I have an Android phone (HTC), I got it about a month ago when my old flip phone's battery was just about dead - giving me 2 min talk time per charge. The Blogger app works pretty well, and I've also had good luck with my various other Google stuff (the mobile versions of their sites, I haven't downloaded apps yet for them). I'm still trying out/learning the various features on my phone.

g-girl said...

even when you are at your lowest, that is the best time to focus on what you are grateful for. it might be difficult to do at first, but it's possible and it helps.

SoCalKal said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog today. I am grateful for this challenge which has helped me stretch and blog regularly!!!! Gratitude is one of my favorite words!