We had our real first snow fall last night. I have admit that I love the white stuff. I love watching it fall, cozing in by the fire, playing in it and the way that it changes the light in my house when it is on the ground. So thank you mother nature for sending it my way!
There is so much to be grateful for right now. I am excited for the season, my warm home, my dear children and dear husband, my health, my chickens (heehee), food on my table, my sight that I can see the beauty around me, my hearing that I can hear Jacob's giggles, my legs that allow me to get out and enjoy the weather, my voice that I can be heard and sing carols...I wonder if others are grateful for this ;)
The list could go on and on. I love Sarah Ban Breathnach's book Simple Abundance. She suggests that we all keep a gratitude journal. It is a great way to see the joy in your life. She has a website too that I will add to the side bar. She shares a quote by Melody Beattie, who also has a great blog that I will add.
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."
So I challenge you all to take a look at what you are grateful for in your life. It doesn't have to be anything huge. I came across a gratitude journal I had started when my children were babies. My lists include things like, my dishwasher, my bed, my family, nap time, warm apple pie and fitting into my old jeans! It is usually the simple things that bring the most joy
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I hope you have a happy, grateful day, I plan to.