Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Joy Dare and Gratefulness Challenge: Day 1

Welcome November, the month of thankfulness.

Each month Ann Voskamp provides a free printable for her continuing Joy Dare:

And occasionally I link up with her on Mondays, offering my own list of things for which I'm thankful. 

Just today I read on Chance Scoggins blog, that he's posing a 21-day gratitude challenge that will take us right up to Thanksgiving. 

Well, having read both of those posts today, the 1st of November (thanksgiving month), and since they both suggest jotting three things a day we're thankful for, I'm going to heed the nudge and see if I can post three things a day, every day, for 21 days, as Chance recommends - using Ann's suggestions on her free printable as a guide.

Day 1:  Three gifts eaten.

The fist one is easy... I wanted to post about this anyway...
1.  Salad in a Jar (a Pinterest find, and I think the very first thing I ever pinned)

This really works.  I cut up all the lettuce in advance and kept it in single-serving pint mason jars in the fridge, ready to grab-and-go and take to work for lunch.  I love to eat salads at work, but seldom do because I find cutting the lettuce too tedious (just one of my silly pet peeves). 

The last jar had been in there over a week and the lettuce was just as fresh as the day I cut it!  Don't make the complete salad fixings in the jar (i.e. diced tomato) because the moisture will cause the lettuce to wilt. (Unless you do it like the original pinner suggests and keep the wet stuff at the bottom.)  For some reason, I don't mind dicing the tomato and egg on the spot... only the lettuce.

2. Raw cookie dough
Mmmm, raw cookie dough on a spoon.  Tasted even better because hubby made it.

3.  "solid food"
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.  Hebrews 5:14

Care to join me?  In the comments name three things you're thankful for today, and if you have a blog... maybe you'd like to link up!

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