Bits of Gratitude {and Gratitude Week}

This morning, it's the second cup of tea and the roasting peaches in the oven and the patched jeans.  It's the birch trees out my window that blow in the breeze and show hints of autumnal yellow.  It's the shuffling of my kids in the other room, the clearing of her throat.  It's the whir [...]

gratitude week :: day 5

november 15, 2013 i am grateful. ::  sometimes remembering to appreciate that we even have laundry to fold ::  a dose of self-care as i get words onto paper each day…even if it's just one sentence ::  the space on my bathroom sink which holds flowers or random treasures ::  a brisk walk with the best kids [...]

gratitude week :: day 4

november 14, 2013 i am grateful.::  fresh views of the sky through skeletal branches::  clean, fresh water {my heart goes out to those suffering without}::  the way our pup plops herself down next to me on the sofa, resting her paw in my lap::  beginning the day quietly - and deliciously - with thesewhat is [...]

gratitude week :: day 2

november 12, 2013 i am grateful. ::  the sweet illumination of a candle…the ritual, the peace ::  oh, how i love our flannel sheets…every night, upon climbing into bed, i appreciate the soft warmth ::  the fantastic light which streams into our bathroom…even on cloudy days, the light there is still present, still amazing :: [...]

gratitude week :: day 1

november 11, 2013 i am grateful. :: flowers...which speak to me of freshness and beauty and cycles and joy :: my husband's passion for running and his sharing of this passion with our children :: tender explorations...the kids gathering seeds of all kinds lately, planting a few in pots, hoping to grow bonsai plants…loving that [...]