The Grateful 100

The Grateful 100 is a spiritual practice I started fifteen years ago when I felt overwhelmed by the busyness and commitments of my life. I was worn out and fatigued with too many important things on my to-do list. I hardly made time for God and became frazzled because of it. So, I decided I was intentionally going to write down any and everything I was grateful for whenever I began to feel ungrateful or agitated by my day. I wrote very “stream of consciousness”, not over thinking anything I was writing about. It was random and uncensored, my own in-the-moment gratitude list.

Today I am grateful for…the sky, my bike, snow days and tasty cookies, my friendships, my furry hat, my time with God, the life of my beautiful cat, being healthy, having an amazing family… Over time, this regular practice allowed me to see the glass as always half full instead of near empty. I saw specialness in simple things and the consistent grace God continued to show me. All these years later, I still do this practice regularly and find its benefits, invaluable.

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I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

3 thoughts on “The Grateful 100

  1. Marcia, what a wonderful practice to begin today as we again receive the new born Christ in our hearts. We are indeed blessed with friends like you.

  2. This is the season to dig a bit deeper and seek a fuller relationship with our God! Thank you ladies!

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