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There’s a gratefulness ritual among a couple of bloggers I read. Ariane from Ariane’s little world started it and Jay from Two Women Blogging picked it up. Every day (or thereabouts) they write a short post about something for which they are grateful.

I think it’s a great idea, asking ourselves to contemplate and affirm the good in our lives. As social justice activists, we invest so much in righting the wrongs of the world. I like to take the time to acknowledge all the magnificent work we’ve been doing, and this beautiful world we are working so hard to improve, and simply the small pleasant things in our lives. I thought you and I should try the gratitude exercise, if only just the once. So, here’s mine:

I am grateful for communities of dedicated women who support each other and work for social justice.

What are you grateful for today?

[Cross-posted at Feministe]

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