Gratitude- thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. (wikipeidia). Much has been said about the subject of gratitude. Taking the time to be grateful is said to make our lives and ourselves better, that it gives us a greater appreciation for what we have and makes whatever we have enough.
I must admit that I do spend more time “complaining” than I do saying how grateful I am. In fact, complaining has seemed to become a natural part of my day to day conversation…. It’s so hot today..the kids are really getting on my nerves …I hate my hair today… it such a long drive to work… and on and on!
So, in my committed to be more grateful, I am committing a page of my blog solely to the subject of gratitude. I will not only begin my gratitude journal but also share other information, sayings, quotes etc. on the subject. Oh…please feel free to make this your place to share all that you are grateful for as well!
Sunday, January 13, 2013-
In the mornings, especially Sunday mornings when I first open my eyes, there is this moment …before the cell phone rings, before the kids wakeup, before the TV comes on, before my brain registers that it’s a new day, before the issues of the day rush in, before I begin to “think” about all the things I have to do that day, before I move an inch. Its during this brief moment that the bills aren’t due, I don’t feel any aches or pains, there are no goals or deadlines to meet, the kids need nothing…all is well.…for this very brief moment, I am truly grateful.
Monday, January 14, 2013-
Oprah Winfrey Lifeclass Joel Osteen
Wednesday, January 16, 2013- My husband and I go to the movies a lot…its one of our things. I love it when we are watching a movie, any movie and we turn to each other at the very same moment to laugh or cry and we leave the movie theater holding hands because some how we feel a little bit closer….for these moments, I am truly grateful!
Sunday, January 20, 2013-
I have one more day off to be with my husband and kids before I go back to work and my kids go back to school. I am grateful in advance for every minute!
Thursday, January 24, 2013-
I have these two amazing daughters, the oldest is beautiful and care free, loves animals and everybody…the youngest is equally beautiful, sincere, dramatic, compassionate and your best friend….for them I am truly grateful!
Sunday, January 27, 2013-
Today, I went walking! Beautiful day….Im so grateful I had the mind and energy to do it!!