the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
these wool blankets upon which i sit most mornings and this soft, knitted-by-my-mom shawl which i drape about my shoulders…time spent breathing deeply and with intention
certain messes around our home…appreciating that there is still some overlap in play with my son (13) and my daughter (9)…i know these days are numbered and so i try to sink into them, witness them, tuck their sweetness into my heart
sweaters and hot cups of tea to warm my chilled body on a blustery autumn day
certain corners of our home which hold pieces of those i love…gifts or totems which catch my eye (and my heart) as i pass by
sending a little love your way, m
it’s gratitude week.
pick your favorite way(s) to play along:
1. share your gratitudes on instagram with the hashtag #gratitudeweek_2014
2. leave a comment sharing your gratitudes in the comments below
3. if you have a blog, write a post and share a link to your post in the comments below
4. send me an email…i love them, i read them, i respond to them all. your voice, your presence matters. xo
5. reflect privately at home
6. sign up for gratitude notes
21 thoughts on “gratitude week :: day one”
Michelle, I love your space, and your notes of gratitude. So very lovely. thank you.
Michelle, right in this moment, I am thankful for Autumn finally arriving here…….My son and his sweet girlfriend (she’s a nanny pro) helping with our grandson the next two days so this Yaya can catch up on desperately needed me-time…….David taking vacation time to declutter for my health and spirit.
Thank you again michellegd… I looked forward to this…I just posted for today…I love the little bits of your day. You always make me smile.
Here’s my link.. http://sowsweet.me/2014/11/10/gratitude-week-day-one/
Joining in on this week of gratitude. Thank you for hosting this! Always much to be thankful for. I really took in the warmth and coziness of your photos…
I love sharing this week with your bursting heart. that corner of your home with the elephants is really darling. And the mess, the beautiful kid mess. I love that. So much creativity in that little bit.
this is the best time of the year and for that I am grateful. The leaves dropping or dropped, the chill, the warm cups of tea, and walks with my husband and dog. Oh yay!
I love this challenge and will be participating all week. I also re-blogged your post on my site. Please check out my entry for today: http://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/gratitude-week-2014-day-1-laughter/
A load of dry firewood, delivered and stacked
A soft, long sleeve tee shirt in my favorite color
My list with half of my chores already crossed off
Dinner cooking in the crock pot, the smell making
Clear, cloudless blue skies and a cool breeze
It’s a great start to the week.
Reblogged this on Rebirth of Lisa and commented:
This is a great idea and I will be participating all week! Please join in the fun,
just saw you reblogged…thank you so much for sharing, and glad you’ll be joining us…
I agree with others comments, so much already in these few hours to be grateful for. Walking this morning with gratitude in my awareness and seeing how much I have and am grateful for. My “thank you” , today, is for you, Michelle, your lovely spirit and presence in my life. xo
oh, marmee. i’m so touched by your comment…thank you.
i’m so glad we’ve crossed paths. xo
Hi Michelle, love it! Here is my link:
I have already gotten so much just from this first day. Thank you for the reminder to stop and be grateful for the little moments, the little pieces of life that make up my days, the beauty that surrounds me in the every day. And to share it in community? That is a true blessing. Thank you for the opportunity.
My day 1 post is here: http://ihappyree.blogspot.com/2014/11/weekendinggratitudes.html
jen, i’m glad you’re getting so much out of the practice already.
thank you for this splendid idea! Celebrating our blessings and gratitude in community… oh, we’re in for a treat this week!!
I’m going to savor this beautiful post of yours again and again today. Thank you for something to reflect upon.
My post is up here:
Each fall, I look forward to this space, this opportunity to stop and think and thank. Fall is my best season, the time when the weather better reflects my personality, moving from extroverted sunshine to a more modest and introverted shadowing of color and light. But this fall, this “now,” the shadows for me feel dark and dangerous. A friend, a good friend, has left, turned, given up on me, and I grieve. So today, I assert a tender thankfulness for A. I know that her criticism is the occasion of self-reflection, not self-defense. Today, I am thankful that as I touchdown in the stuff of everyday life, I can be wide open to criticism, and like the season whose nature I embrace, I too can learn, transform, change, and yield.