Being Grateful

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In Australia, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. However, to those of my blog followers who are celebrating right now I send much love and gratitude to you. I am thankful to have you all as a small part of my life. It is a pleasure to begin and end each day at my computer reading your thoughts on life and about what is happening in your world. I enjoy the banter and laughs that we share through commenting on each other’s posts. I am blessed.

Those of you who regularly follow my blog know that I am about being grateful and thankful for the blessings in our lives each and every day of the year. I don’t believe it should be for one month or one day each year. Being thankful should be a way of life. Enjoying blessings and having gratitude for them is not only good for the soul, it has proven to be beneficial to your physical health and well-being also.

In the spirit of Thankfulness that has descended upon the world right now, I may as well join in and list what I am thankful for today.

I am thankful that my Garden Gnome has taken huge leaps and bounds in the past weeks toward wellness. I am thankful that although we are opposite in so many ways we are so very much alike in others. I am thankful for the things we are learning about each other as we undertake his wellness journey together. I am thankful for my wonderful (if at times slightly mad) family. I am thankful that my Firstborn has finally completed her university degree (she did it whilst studying full-time with three children and other obstacles in her life). I am thankful that she has a teaching job lined up already for next year. I am thankful that my Middle Child has found love and acceptance from a beautiful lady who compliments him in so many ways. I am thankful that he has finally found a good job that is stable and stress free. I am thankful for the Tween who lights up my life in equal measure to the amount of exasperation she causes me. There are many other things that I am thankful for but I won’t bore you with them all here. šŸ™‚ I will save them for my Gratitude Journal. (If you don’t have one of these, I highly recommend you begin one. There is something magical about writing what has made you thankful each day down in a little book).

And so, I go to begin my Friday at work. I am thankful that we have a weekend looming because it has been a big week at work and I am tired. I am behind on my reading and commenting on other blogs right now also so I apologise. I will catch up on the weekend. I also have my regular hormonal headache/bordering on migraine hanging around that is limiting my computer time. When my head stops throbbing, I will spend more time with you all šŸ™‚

Have a blessed (and thankful) day!

ps: The story behind the digi scrapbook layout in my post is that the Tween used to love giving me flowers each day. She would wander around our garden snapping off blooms and then present me with a fistful of blossoms with a smile. I’m so glad that I documented it šŸ™‚ (Another thing to be thankful for)!

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11 thoughts on “Being Grateful

  1. It’s the little things like those blooms that are in fact the big things šŸ™‚ I would like to add while talking about thankful, I am glad I found your blog. I’m a high stress person living life fast but when I read your blog it has a calm sense about it ( from you) no matter the post topic and I feel the calm effects. Hope your work day isn’t too full šŸ™‚

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    1. I’m glad you find calmness in my blog. When I blog, it is my down time. My day involves doing a pay run today otherwise I would probably take a sick day and take my head back to bed šŸ˜¦
      You have a fantastic day with your Grade 5’s. šŸ™‚

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  2. There is a nice gratitude list — its always a good feeling to count the blessings, I think. Its tough some times to muster up positive energy when occasionally I’m feeling self-pity. Before I can be there for my son, family, even for myself, I need to find the comfort of knowing peacefulness in God’s presence. I’m thankful that you and others provide an encouraging word or a story about getting back to the basics of gratitude. I am thankful that I started a blog and that I met some really nice people — even way off in foreign places (to me). Its a great day in my space. I am real happy to learn that your space is good for you too.
    ~ Eric

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  3. Grateful? We should all be grateful for the positive and beautiful things in our world. You write about them so beautifully and naturally. I love reading your work as much as I love your smile. Please don’t stop writing.

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