This is rough because I love me some Schmutzie, but I cannot stand her YEAR LONG meme of "Grace in Small Things."
The idea is that bloggers are supposed to post five things they are grateful for each day for a year. A whole year.
Many, many bloggers are going along with it, which kills me.
Whenever I go to a blog and find that little list, something like this:
1. Peach-scented shampoo
2. Leather car seats
3. Fluffy clouds
4. A smiling grocery cashier
5. No traffic on the way to work
...I die a little inside.
I am fine with gratitude. But a year of a forced march into contained and counted thankfulness, repeated over and over and over? It makes me feel spinny and ill. It is the antithesis of what I want from my blog friends.
Give me the real deal. The good, the bad, the funny, the sad. But you don't have to do it every day (unless you want to) and you don't have to count it, and you certainly don't have to feel compelled to reveal your gratitude in public every single day.
As they say on some horrible reality shows, I'm just keeping it real. Now excuse me while I go show Bret Michaels my implants.