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 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 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 [...]

the meeting of home and gratitude

home is where the heart is. layer upon layer of meaning and story.  a collection of embraces and a swirling of emotions. some days leave me spinning and unsure about where and how to divide my attention.  at the end of the day, however, it's pretty clear.  my feet stand firmly here, in our home. [...]

curating

i went upstairs to get something and ended up coming back downstairs for my camera. because look at this light, these planets, this sweet bit of little boy hanging from the ceiling of my newly-teenage boy.  heart tug. i'm forever grateful for the life that i live right now.  we have our share of ups [...]