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Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli


Project Gratitude

Happy November. Welcome to our new little project called Project Gratitude.

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today and everyday, give thanks

November is good for many things– cooling weather, pumpkins and one of America’s favorite holidays. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays too, and not just because of the awesome Thanksgiving food! In contrast with December’s famous holiday which celebrates the national predisposition towards greed and overindulgence, humble Thanksgiving is about having gratitude for what we already have. It’s one of the few days of the year that we are really encouraged to count our blessings and rejoice in the giving of thanks. But is one day enough to express gratitude for all that we have?

Thus, Project Gratitude. Yogis have long known that having a practice of gratitude is essential to a fulfilled life.  Keeping a daily record of gratitude can help you realize when you are losing focus on the good in life, and keep you in better spirits overall.

How do you give thanks? Some make note of good fortune at the moment of waking; others muse over a cup of tea; others offer a prayer before meals. No matter how you do it, taking note of your blessings can have a positive emotional impact on our lives, so imagine what it can do for the world around us.

Join us to celebrate gratitude everyday for the month of November. Try to take a moment to have gratitude, everyday; make real or digital notes of the people, places and things for which you are grateful. We invite you to share photos, quotes, stories, images and anything else that makes your heart happy. Share your blessings on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #projectgratitude. Encourage your family, friends and coworkers to share just once, or join us for the whole month of giving thanks. I too will try to share once each day via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. And checkout our site all month long for weekly roundups of striking images or heartfelt quotes.

Happy November – we’re looking hearing from you and sharing in your joy.


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Vegetarian chef, educator, blogger, and yogi based on the gathering isle of Oahu. Follow her foodie adventures at Vibrant Wellness Journal, Vibrant Wellness Education, Green Living Ideas and Green UPGRADER. Find more from Andrea on Facebook, , Instagram and Twitter.

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  6. Gaby says:

    I can’t tell you how happy this challenge makes me. I recently learned that expressing thankfulness can actually increase your mental and physical health as well as strengthen your relationships. That’s pretty darn cool.

    I’m actually hosting a Gratitude Roundup next week for bloggers who write about thankfulness and I’d LOVE to add your site. Let me know if you’re interested. You can check it out here:

    Thanks for spreading so much joy. :)

    • Thanks Gaby- Yes, please include VWJ and our yogi writer, Leslie at

      Thanks, and happy Thanksgiving!

      • Gaby says:

        Hi Andrea,
        all you’d have to do to “submit” your post to the roundup is add the #my3thanks badge. You can find it on the Gratitude Roundup page here:

        Submissions are being accepted through the month of December. Let me know if you have anyone else in mind and I’d be happy to include them as well. :)

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