The Year That Changed My Life – Day 341 of The Pollyanna Plan

I have so much to feel grateful for today that I don’t know where to begin.

You see, it was on this day – New Year’s Eve – exactly a year ago, that I made myself a promise to do everything in my power to improve my health and get my life back.

Last year, I spent the hours leading up to midnight curled up on the sofa watching Julie & Julia, the only decent thing to watch on TV. For me it was yet another New Year’s Eve spent at home and not well enough celebrate. And also the end to another year I was glad to see the back of. But, in hindsight, I couldn’t be more grateful for those few hours, as what followed next blossomed into The Pollyanna Plan and the year that changed my life. 🙂

For those of you who haven’t seen the film, Julie & Julia  is based on the blog written by Julie Powell, who set herself the challenge to cook all 524 recipes from Juila Child’s cookbook in 365 days.

As the film progressed, I felt something I hadn’t felt for years – inspired! And as the credits rolled, I knew I wanted to do two things in 2013 –  1) set myself a challenge and 2) write a blog – something I’d never done before and hadn’t a clue about.

Over the next few weeks, the seed of an idea brewed in my mind, and it coincided with me re-reading Lynn Grabhorn’s book, Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Positive Feelings.

And suddenly one day (24th January 2013 to be precise), the idea for The Pollyanna Plan came to me – 365 days to find 365 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful – and the rest, as they say, is history!

Day 341, Reason 341: Today I am eternally grateful for the events that were set in motion last New Year’s Eve and for the incredible, life-changing year I’ve had in 2013.

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 Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

ONLY 24 days to go of The Pollyanna Plan

AND ONLY 24 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find 🙂


11 thoughts on “The Year That Changed My Life – Day 341 of The Pollyanna Plan

  1. What a great blog, I was drawn by the name, I nearly called mine the pollyana project. I love your daily gratitude posts, something I am going to do this year. Will you stop at the end of the 365 days? It would seem such a shame!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment and welcome to The Pollyanna Plan! 🙂 Daily gratitude has become a habit which I intend to keep up for life. I shall continue blogging about my progress after the 365 days are up…just not every single day!

      1. I can appreciate that, every day is hard work. I’ve just started my 365 days of gratitude, I’ve called mine golden nuggets! (not sure about the name…) I also intend to start a gratitude jar, have you seen those?

      2. Yes, I know all about the gratitude jar. 🙂 I think it’s a great idea! By blog has been like a virtual gratitude jar for the past year. Best of luck with your 365 day challenge – it’ll be wonderful! 🙂 x

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