Delayed gratification is the ability to resist an immediate reward and wait for a later reward. I read an article that stated people with the ability to delay or defer gratification are less likely to have impulse issues or addictions, etc. I obviously am not good at the delaying thing. That is of course unless I can use it is as an excuse to put off something.
This blog post is a great example. I promised to do the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge on Sunday instead of daily. It is now Wednesday and I have not posted. I could say it was because I was savoring the moment and delaying the gratification of posting. That would be a rationalization. Actually it would just be lie. Sunday was just a busy day and I didn’t get to it.
Today I am going to catch up and promise to try to do better.
Nov 12 I am grateful for laughter. I love that I have people in my life who enjoy having fun and laughing.
Nov. 13 I am grateful that I am able to have faith in a God love even thought I was taught to believe in a God of fear and punishment.
Nov. 14 I am grateful for the kids in my life. I have three amazing grand kids. They are growing up way too fast. One is driving and one will be a teenager in a few weeks. The little one is a toddler and has a smile that doesn’t stop. I have the privilege of spending of time with the two kids of my best friend. They are very sweet and loving kids.
Nov. 15 I am grateful for the opportunity to go back to college. I am trying it out with a couple of classes in the spring to see how it goes.
Nov. 16 I am grateful for chocolate. Yes, I know that isn’t very deep but I do love chocolate.
Nov. 17 I am grateful for the lessons learned in my life, even if they came at a price.
Nov. 18 I am grateful for music. Music takes me to places nothing else can. I am very sure there is music in heaven. I am sure there is chocolate, too.
Nov. 19 I am grateful for the opportunity to meet Anne Lamott and hear her thoughts on prayer and life. I am also grateful for a wonderful couple of days on the road with Jan.
Nov. 20 I am grateful for GPS. Yes, I really am. It kept Jan and I from getting lost in Atlanta. 🙂
Nov. 21 I am grateful for my brothers and sisters. I have one brother and bunch of half brothers and sisters. I haven’t seen or spoken to a couple of them in a very long time. I pray that they will someday want to put aside old issues and be a part of my life.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This blog post is part of NaBloPoMo. The theme for November’s NaBloPoMo is blogging for blogging’s sake.