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Taking Note and Giving Thanks: The Gratitude Challenge

Turn your attention to something, and it grows. The Girlfriends-in-Chief can certainly attest to this little truth. Over the past year, we’ve turned our attention (more than ever before) to GirlfriendCelebrations on and offline. And GIRL, have we grown! Opportunities online and offline have grown for us by leaps and bounds. Our girlfriend circle has grown by a bunch. We feel incredibly grateful for the opportunities—and the fun—that have come our way lately. So, when we were asked to join The Gratitude Challenge with 11 other bloggers, we were both honored and thrilled.

Photo via flickr
Photo via flickr

You see, the theme behind The Gratitude Challenge, “Take Note and Give Thanks,” is really in harmony with what we are trying to do here every day. We truly believe that Girlfriends Make Life Better™, and we recognize that you have to pay attention to your girlfriendships to help them grow. Not only do you have to take note of what your female friends add to your life, you need to act on it (by scheduling fun and meaningful times together) to strengthen your friendships and improve your lives. At least that’s our theory. We’ve also written about ways girlfriends can explore gratitude together.

So anyway, both of us have signed a pledge to take part in The Gratitude Challenge for the next 21 days. As part of our pledge, we’ve promised to ” take note of life’s little blessings and give thanks for the relationships, experiences and opportunities that make [our] life unique.” As part of this challenge, you’ll be seeing posts from both of us on the concept of gratitude. This could get personal! Are you with us? We’d love to hear from you, girlfriends, on what you’re grateful for—and we hope you start with your girlfriends. Remember, what you put your attention on grows. Let’s all grow something good together.


  1. Well said! Looking forward to growing something good together!

    Comment by Anna Fieler — August 18, 2009 @ 4:10 am

  2. This is so true. “What you put your attention on grows.” Good luck!

    Comment by Lea — August 18, 2009 @ 11:18 am

  3. Hi! I believe that Girlfriends Make Life Better, too! Because I am moving far away from my best girlfriend soon I am making a commitment to stay in touch with her and see her as often as possible, but I am a little worried. I am also taking The Gratitude Challenge, so hopefully it will be fun to see how we all do on it together!

    Comment by Michelle Crawford — August 18, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

  4. I am most grateful for my husband and children who know I’m a better wife and mother when I have a little time to spend with my dear friends!

    Comment by Monika — August 18, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

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