I’ll be posting just once as we begin our week together. I’m sending out Gratitude Notes each day and I’ll be posting daily on Instagram, but, here, I’ll post just once. I encourage you to leave comments and/or links to your own blog posts and/or links to Flickr shots or share on Instagram with #GratitudeWeek2018 on any day of the week! If you share your thoughts and links, we can visit and share your gratitudes with you. xo
There are many, many things to put on a gratitude list. I find myself, as I sit to write this, wondering where to begin. And when I find myself wondering such a thing, I know that I need to begin with right now, then flow from there. And so here I go…
For the wind that gusts outside. For the rustling leaves. For it being just warm enough to crack the windows so that I can hear the leaves. For the birch trees, whose leaves are the ones falling and rustling. For trees and sky and earth.
For the freshly-mopped hardwood floor and the way the late afternoon sun makes it glow. For the pup who’s stretched out upon the floor. For the comfy couch on which I’ll sit later this evening, and for the people I love who will sit close by. For the roof over our heads. For the flannel sheets on our beds. For comfort and softness and warmth.
For my desk where I sit to write this. For my cameras close by. For my journals and notebooks, filled. For my planner, nearly filled as we move toward the close of this calendar year. For pens and pencils and erasers. For memory and dreams and love.
For the avocado I ate earlier. For the glasses of clean, fresh water I’ve drunk all day. For the comforting dinner we’ll eat in a bit. For the time to prepare meals and tuck in a little love. For nourishment and contentment and convenience.
For the luxury to share in a space like this, with people like you. For the privilege of living in a country filled with freedoms. For the relative ease in which I live my life, knowing this isn’t the case for everyone. For hope and tenderness and understanding.
For the things I’ve listed here. For all the things (and people) not mentioned, but resting in my heart. For all of that and them and more.
Sending so much love today and this week, m
And you? What are the gratitudes in your heart right now?
Here’s how you can play along with Gratitude Week:
- Share your gratitudes with #GratitudeWeek2018 on Instagram.
- Leave a comment below and/or link to your own blog post. You can share in this post any or all days.
- Send me an email…I love them, I read them, I respond to them.
- Reflect privately at home.