gratitude: how to measure a year

I thought long and hard about what my one word for 2014 should be.  For the past two years, my words have focused on what I wanted to do and accomplish in each year.  This year, I want to focus more on the small, everyday things that bring me joy, make me smile, or give me pause.  I find that life is passing by far too quickly, and I often struggle to remember all of the moments that make up a year.  In an effort to measure my year, I plan to share a daily thought on what I am grateful for that day.  I might tweet, write a post here or share a photo on Facebook in order to create a log of the year. I also hope this will help me to re-focus on my blog writing.

I know that 2014 will be a year of change and transition, so practicing gratitude will be especially important.  I have much to look forward to and I can’t wait to share this with you.

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For day one, I am expressing my gratitude for the warmth and comfort of home.  After traveling for the holidays, it is great to return to a warm, comfortable home.
Have you decided what your one word will be for 2014? I’d love to hear the story behind it!