Gratitude Week 2019

for the morning cup of tea.  or coffee. whichever it is, for the ritual of making, of holding, of sipping.  for the quiet beginning. for the succulents by the window.  for their quirky beauty.  for their being hardy enough to survive my non-green thumb. for the nasturtiums that are still blooming.  for the reminder to honor [...]

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 [...]

Delight at the Kitchen Sink

So many of us appreciate the little things.  I know this is true of me, and if you’re here in this space, I know it’s true of you.  Sometimes I forget though.  I get busy and weighed down by All That Needs Doing. I get lost in the flurry.   But then something will surprise me, [...]

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 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 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 [...]