Join the 365 Grateful Project

Last week I came across a website called 365 Grateful which described a simple project that can help remind us to reflect on something positive every day. That’s important since recognizing reasons for gratitude has been described as the secret to happiness.

I especially like the 365 Grateful Project because instead of keeping a traditional gratitude journal, the goal is to take one picture every day of something for which you’re grateful. How easy! We all carry a camera with us everywhere we go, so you only have to snap one picture each day as a reminder of something beautiful in your life.

The woman who created the original project actually took Polaroids and made an album of the pictures, and you could certainly print copies to make an album; however, my plan is to add one picture each day to the Journal app I like, My Wonderful Days. I can just add a photo or I can add a caption or if inspired to do so can even write more, but in any case, I’m going to try to add one picture each day of something I want to remember.

At the end of the year, I’ll have a digital album of gratitude…the lazy man’s version of a scrapbook. Of course, those same pictures can even be used to create a Shutterfly book, something a little more tangible.

Even before beginning this project, I’ve taken many pictures of things for which I’m grateful.

I’m excited to get started and want to invite you to join the 365 Grateful Project.



One for the Book

It looks like Sarah wants to be included in Grandpa’s next book. She and Daniel even woke before sunrise to join John on the Withlacoochee River for a morning of fishing. They met with success early and often catching seven keepers…although they only kept five since that was plenty for their eating pleasure.

It’s a great day fishing when all catch fish. Daniel started things off with a nice bass, but within a couple of hours, all three fishermen landed fish in excess of three pounds…not monsters…but perfect for eating and fun to catch.


They finished the day keeping a stringer of five bass that weighed in at a little more than 18 pounds. After cleaning, Sarah and Daniel have fish for two dinners and John and I will be eating fish later this afternoon. Not a bad day’s work…maybe that should be not a bad day’s fun!

Oh, and what is this Grandpa’s book? A Shutterfly book created to share his and his family and friends’ fish pictures. Can’t get in the book without a fish. Looks like Sarah and Daniel will both be in the next edition. (Make sure you click the link, Grandpa’s book, to see the one published earlier.)