Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just Being Grateful

Today, I am grateful for so many things that I could go on for way too long.

I will pick a few of the tops.  My oldest, who works so hard at connecting, purposefully touching on subjects that she knows are or thinks may be important. This doesn't come naturally, so I applaud her continual effort to reach out on a deeper level. I also love her acceptance that self care is so necessary. My second, whose intellect astounds me, but whose view on life confuses me. I love the way he has stepped up and showed a surprising maturity. Additionally, he has had an enormous amount of patience for a ranting woman who is trying to do better in this crazy world. Third child, who I miss terribly but who I can count on for logical, practical dialog.  I miss our conversations on politics and current events and religion but I know he is where he needs to be. His steadfast loyalty is comforting. Finally, my baby, who is not a baby at all....her insights on what motivates peoples actions and reactions are uncanny and help me to understand others in a more loving and compassionate way.

an oldie but a goodie

Each of them are so very different but my heart just explodes in my chest for all four as I write this.

I'm doing good today.  N'uf said.

Be kind and grateful♥


  1. I am part of an email gratitude group, and it has been amazing. We are approximately 80 women and we email our gratitude lists to the group. On any given day I will receive 8 - 12 gratitude lists and I try to write one at least 5 times a week.The process of writing and reading the lists helps me to shift my attitude and I have gotten to know some really fabulous women just by reading about their gratitude.

    1. What a wonderful idea. A daily reminder to do the one thing that really helps you change your life but also that little boost to get you through a bad moment or day. I love it.

  2. Linda... I loved this post..... and I loved this picture! It speaks a volume! May I add, a small gratitude for the man who, without him, you would never have had the pleasure of creating these gems! I know... for all the heartache he has caused, you may think differently ... but still... this is something, at least, to thank him for... and for many good days in years passed... Coming from my own colorful past, I seem to divide my life into four chapters... many filled with hardship and heartache... BUT.... in a nutshell, I describe it as.... J gave me Ashley...... N gave me Alex... A gave me Oregon.... and John gave me true love... and don't you think for a minute that your story is yet over... <3

    1. You are so very right Harriet. Thank you for that reminder first thing this morning. What a great way to start my day.....with a grateful heart for the heartache in my life. Life has certainly changed in the past 4 months 💜


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