gratitude week :: day seven

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness for the sweet light which shines through the windows of our home.  for the quiet spaces within our home.  for fresh flowers and the daughter who requested that we buy them.  for the way the petals open and curl and [...]

gratitude week :: day six

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness fresh food on our table every day...and the farmers who grow our food...and the grocery stores who stock that food...and the car which enabled us to get to the store...and my husband's job which pays the grocery bill...and the table on [...]

gratitude week :: day five

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness our yard backs up to a farm with lots of cows...it gives me never-ending pleasure when i catch glimpses of them through our summer trees...and when the leaves drop in autumn, i see their sweet forms dotting the green hill [...]

gratitude week :: day four

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness sitting with friends beneath an autumn sky...a breeze blowing leaves to the ground seeing my slippers first thing as i walk through the door at the end of the day...and sliding my feet in playing games that don't involve electricity [...]

gratitude week :: day three

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness cooking dinner {grateful for the food, yes} on monday and the mail arrived...inside the pile of {basically} junk was a handwritten letter...inside was this beautiful wax-coated leaf...the gift of words exchanged, the gift of nature in my home, the gift of [...]

gratitude week :: day two

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness tossled hair and early morning light a day that was quiet and slow {and needed, with two kids coughing and sniffing}...the smells and tastes of cinnamon rolls and sourdough bread...feeling nourished on so many levels reading to the kids...bodies leaning [...]

gratitude week :: day one

gratitude... 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 [...]