I read a lot of websites as I like to follow what other people are doing in their lives. I’ve made some wonderful friendships this way. Well it was on my weekly blog browse, as I like to call it, that I found the ‘52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge‘, started by Chelsea from Play. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. The purpose of this challenge is to show gratitude towards the people and things in our lives.

Showing gratitude for the people and things in our lives is so important, especially for me since I’m personally going through some things and I’ve started to think there is no hope. Which made finding this challenge nothing short of a miracle. On the face it seems simple enough but in actuality its very thought provoking as you just be show gratitude for what you have, you’ll also be showing appreciation for them as well. Its always easy to think we have it bad, while in the same thought forgetting there is someone out in the world who has it worse who would give anything to be where we are right now.

So, each Monday for the next year I will document all of the things I’m grateful for according to the list of topics that Chelsea created. This week is simple, as it talks about why I started this challenge. But as the gratitude challenge weeks progress the topics will become deeper forcing me to tap into a part of myself that I keep very private. The idea of sharing that part of me is challenge within itself, but I am ready to do it, otherwise what would be the point of this blog? I haven’t shared too much up til this point, so now is a good as any to start digging and start sharing.


If you would like to join the challenge you can do so. Just pop over to Chelsea’s site to grab the badge and gets to talking about all of the people and things you’re grateful for. If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay you can share what you’re grateful for in the comment section.


 (grab this badge here)

For the week of June 15 I will talk about all the ways I am grateful for my husband and how I will show him my gratitude and appreciation for everything that he does for us as family.

If you wrote a post and would like to add it to Chelsea’s ’52 Weeks Of Gratitude Challenge’ link-up submit your link here. A link with all the participating blogs will appear on the Play. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. website.

Author: Mommy R+R

Valerie Pierre is the owner and content creator for Mommy R+R. She is a lover of food, wine & cuss words. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her comic nerd husband and their two kids. Valerie is also Co-Owner of Sisterhued. A digital collective that showcases women of color in positive lights. She also contributes pieces to MomCave TV, Fit Noire and Football, Food & Motherhood.


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WEEK 1 – JUN 8

  1. Thanks for joining in! I can’t wait to follow along and read all about what you’re grateful for! Xo Chelsea play. wash. rinse. repeat.

    Posted on June 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm
  2. Great Idea. I believe I would enjoy and benefit from doing something like this. It really puts what you are grateful for in the forefront.

    Posted on June 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm
  3. I think I’m going to jump on this challenge too! It’s such a cool way to acknowledge the blessings and good things we’ve been given.

    Posted on June 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm
  4. This is a great challenge. Too often we forget to sit back and reflect on all the things we have to be grateful for!

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 3:30 am
  5. I Love this idea and really need to consider joining in. I’m a firm believer of Law of Attraction and having an attitude of gratitude, so to take part in such a challenge is a great concept to me. Thanks!

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 8:24 am
  6. Great idea! I really need to do this! I really need to focus more on the positive things in my life.

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 2:24 pm
  7. I absolutely love this! I recently posted a quote on my instagram that says, “A Grateful heart is a magnet for miracles” and I truly believe this! How can you expect to have more in your life when you are not grateful for what you currently have? It is Gratitude that opens your life up to all possibilities! Love this 🙂

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm
  8. Such a great challenge! I’ve been doing a Thankful Thursday post on my blog for a few years now. It really helps when you sit down and reflect on all that you have to be thankful/grateful for.

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm
  9. I want to see how your life is going to change during and after this process. There are some amazing thing in store for you.

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 5:17 pm
  10. I’m in! I would love to participate in the challenge. Showing gratitude is so good for our spirits!

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm
  11. This is a great idea. Good way to stay mindful of all the good in life.

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm
  12. This is really great. We often forget to take a moment and really reflect on and be grateful for our situation and all the good energy in our lives.

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm
  13. This is a great challenge. It’s impossible to stay stuck in life if you’re being grateful. I think I’ll be jumping into it too.

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 9:13 pm
  14. I love this challenge and try to make gratitude a daily part of both mine and my daughter’s days. It’s a reminder to stay focused on every blessing you have and work for those you want.

    Posted on June 10, 2015 at 3:27 pm
  15. Sounds like a really great way to be sure not to miss out on saying thank you for the blessings we have in our lives.

    Posted on June 10, 2015 at 8:28 pm
  16. I think I should jump in on the challenge, not sure I’ll hit all 52 weeks but I could definitely use a bit more of a grateful attitude in my life. #BLMGirls

    Posted on June 11, 2015 at 11:25 am
  17. What a great challenge! I’ve been going through some things as well so this is the perfect opportunity to inject some positivity into my life as I share it with others. #BLMgirls

    Posted on June 12, 2015 at 12:07 pm