After getting such wonderful feedback on my post, The Gift, I wanted to start a monthly installment in which I share some of the things I'm blessed with at the moment. You can then leave your list of things you're grateful for in the comments section for me and others to enjoy and be inspired by. Or you can leave a comment that you are posting a gratitude list on your blog and others can see it here and link to your site. If a few people do this, others will see it and it will multiply until there is a virtual web of blessings splintering out across cyberspace! What a joyful way to fill up that space and inoculate someone's day with a little viral happiness.
It's catching, you know.
It can be one small thing, the only thing, that's keeping you afloat today.
It can be a story of a promise kept or a dream realized.
It can be one thing (or many things) that you love.
Maybe you're just grateful to be breathing today.
It can be someone, some place, or some feeling that brings you security.
Maybe you are in a pit of despair,
but you noticed the warmth of the sun on your arm
through a kitchen window
and it brought you a tiny measure of hope.
It can be something you're glad didn't happen!
It can be trivial. It can be deep.
It can be a gift, a miracle, or just your favorite food.
The only rule is that it has to have gratitude at it's core.
Here is my Gratitude, Woven & Spun:
I'm grateful for cold weather, pumpkins, hot baths & prayer.
I'm grateful that I live near my mom and dad.
I'm grateful that my children are healthy and bright.
I'm grateful that 5 days a week,
my husband is on the other side of the foothills
putting his whole heart into providing for our family.
God loves little ol' me.
I love the way music makes me feel.
I'm grateful that my body is in working order.
My legs are strong and sturdy.
I'm grateful they walked me into and out of an infertility clinic countless times.
They walked me into and out of a hospital labor and delivery room, twice!
I'm grateful for my belly that stretched as my babies grew.
I'm grateful for a body that held on to my first daughter for 40 weeks to the day.
I'm grateful for a body that held on to the twins until, together, they exceeded 13 pounds!
I'm grateful for laughing.
Pizza, candy and rented movies, on the couch, with my husband.
Friends, confessions, and Starbucks.
Spin your webs of blessings and share your thread!
What gratitude are you weaving and spinning today?