My eyes are bright, my lips smiling, and my heart full of warmth this morning to read all your lovely posts. Such love radiating from this group – through joy, through sadness – gratitude always seems abundant. I am grateful to be a part of this group and reciprocal sharing of such intimate honesty and vulnerability. You are light, you are love, you are kindness, you are beautiful <3
Butterfly kisses (miss you Charla) abound and love to all <3
I am grateful for falling back asleep after a night of tossing. Grateful to get some rest. Grateful to have a bed to lay upon with freshly laundered sheets and the convenience of owning a washer and dryer. Grateful for the conventions in my life that bring ease.
I am grateful for a tough email and letting the anger and hurt not dictate my response. I am grateful for the kindness in my heart and my hope to never cause anyone hurt.
I am grateful for a beautiful series on Netflix, the Kindness Diaries, and the inspiration it has filled my heart with. I am grateful for all the kind people in this documentary and the love that could be felt through my tele screen. I am grateful for the tears of joy and heartfelt moments <3
I am grateful for an afternoon with my nephew and his silliness. Grateful to take out my old pottery tools from school and get messy with clay. Love being a part of my nephews creativity. Grateful to share popcorn and a documentary on China – and such a treat they had a Pangolin as one of the highlights! I am grateful to end auntie time with a game of Battleship and sound effects 🙂
Love, healing, ease, blessings, and peace to all <3
I am grateful to wake up to a white blanket of snow on the ground. All the trees and bushes are covered with white sticky snow – like pussy willows lining their branches.
I am grateful for my sweetest dogs and for Jack letting me know he needs to go outside in the middle of the night. He has been giving me ques lately with panting on the bed, which grateful it wakes me up so I can attend to what he needs for comfort.
I am grateful for a most lovely conversation with a friend who I haven’t spoken to in years. She has been a bestie in so many years of my life and I am so grateful to hear from her, and about all the magical things happening in her life and she is going to be a mom second time around soon! So happy for her and her blooming family, and her husband is terrific. She has such positive ways to look at the current state of our country – there were such a treat to hear.
I am grateful for Feb. Bday bash friends put on for all us Feb babies last night. I am grateful for the energy, the laughter, the smiles, the silliness, the amazing creole food, and hugs that bustled throughout their home.
I am grateful to share a smile with a stranger. It was almost as if he knew that I was having a bit of a tough moment, and his smile lightened it a bit – amazing.
Smiles and love to all <3
I am grateful for the feelings and inspiration that wells within when watching a new series on Netflix the Kindness Diaries – a beautiful line last night from the documentary that felt so nurturing is humans help humans. I had asked Matt to clear out the rest of his things yesterday and he stated he needed three weeks. Trying to use what I learned in therapy of being assertive, I gave him option before the three weeks and also feeling like I was honoring my heart. After watching the documentary last night, I realized though he caused me such pain, I don’t want to cause him hardship if he has to rent a storage unit or u-haul truck. So I emailed him last night and apologized for my words (I expressed my hurt about finding out about him dating other women, and his current girlfriend with two kids, and these women he is dating have dogs and how painful that was because I always wanted kids but he didn’t, he said he didn’t like dogs, and he said he didn’t have room/energy for relationships with women – he needed to go on a journey)…. I am grateful for all this – all this sorting out of what is old, what is still part of this healing I need to honor, and what patterns I am hanging onto that I need to work through. Grateful for these tender moments of being vulnerable to sit with my pain, listening, learning, and being honest with myself. Thank you for the space to share <3 This was not my intent for my post this morning after reading about Mary's orange and Azu's finger-licking good dinner as I have a love affair with food.
Grateful for the scrumptious veggie tacos and jalapeño margaritas my sweetest friends made for our dinner last night, the heart-warming valentines day card from their two boys, and being able to share their company – the smiles, the laughter, the twinkly eyes, the hugs, and static balloon hair 🙂
Grateful for another day with my beautiful dogs who are sleeping in and about to grab the squeaky toys and make some noise, laughter, play, and barking abound this morning!
🙂Love and peace to all! <3
Love this <3
I am grateful for a most perfect moment on the drive home of watching two beauts- a palomino and quarter horse sharing a dusky romantic dinner. Filled my heart with such amazement and warmth to watch them, as it did Jack’s evidenced by his enthusiastic greeting, resulting in a nod from the palomino. Violet would have preferred the horses to be foxes or snakes; she is not much of a horse person 🙂
I am grateful for the kindness of Carrie and this amazing design project I get to be a part of and getting to play with my camera – has been such a long time that I have taken Nick out for a spin. I feel excited!
I am grateful for the email back from Suja about their packaging and their willingness to listen to me about compostable plastic bottles – one small step at a time for our planet!
I am grateful for food in the kitchen as my tummy is rumbling. I am grateful to get up and plant my feet on my floor, walk with ease alongside my dogs, wash my hands under running water that flows effortlessly from my faucet, gas to heat up my cast iron pan, and the sun shining to enjoy her warmth on my face as I nosh on eggs, toast, and sip cocoa.
Wishing you lots of sweetness in your day <3
Lots of love to you Trevor <3 I have found solace in that Theo chocolate bar too 🙂
Crying out the funk Pilgrim – love this! So happy you were able to clear out some funk and bring lightness to your heart. Lots of love to you <3
Beautiful visual Aine – thank you. I loved the movie “The Holiday!” I wonder how to make something like that work where I can swap houses with someone for a mini-break 🙂 Lots of love to you <3
Thank you Juan for your kind words. I agree sometimes it is best to travel alone when there is hurt in your heart. Much love to you <3
I share this gratitude with you Aine for my acupuncturist. I was diagnosed with Anklyosing Spondolitis and was being treated through westernized practices to no effect. Acupuncture has turned off the marker and I live symptom free after five years of treatment. I then got diagnosed with a fibroid the size of a grapefruit and was suggested surgery (most likely a c-section most likely losing my uterus and right ovary). I have managed to keep Fred relatively quiet and my body in minimal pain with my acupuncture’s graceful healing treatment. I find out soon through imaging how Fred has shifted if not all but disappeared.
I love this name Gloodle – I wish Jack or Violet would tolerate a trimming. Bath’s are quite comical when they happen 🙂
Lovely to hear you have someone to share funny movies with. I hope for this someday too – thank you for this, getting in touch with my hope this morning.
Lots of love to you <3
Thank you Diane – love that your brother still calls you Di-Di! Brought a smile to my face this morning reading your post 🙂 Lots of love to you <3
Azu, thank you for sharing your sweet post! Would love to hear about this lick-the-plate-and-finger-yummy dinner dish you and your boyfriend cooked together!
Grateful for you dj, thank you!
Mary, I must find an orange today! I am typically not an orange person, but perhaps I have been eating them wrong this whole time 🙂 Lots of love <3
Aah, me too Mary reading your post! Thank you <3
Juan, I am grateful to you and all the positive vibes you send out! Much love <3
Thank you Ursula; the oopsies are a welcome treat in my life, playful and joyful – sweetness to moments in my day! Loving wishes to you <3
Ditto Azu 🙂 Hope your day is wonderful too <3
Thank you Chad! Are you the designer behind these sweet graphics?
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