11 June 2011

The Gratitude Post

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

I've come to a point in my life where being thankful is not simply a habit, it is a need. It is because of this demand, I have decided to hold myself accountable to being grateful via a weekly, public post detailing what I was thinking about that week. I hope that this will help me become more thankful in my daily activities and I hope to inspire others to feel the same. If you would like to join me, think of a mere five things for the week (or more!), write them up, post them and add to the link-up below. Thank you for helping me bring back genuine gratitude.

This week I am thankful for:

  • The health of my children and their amazing immune systems always at work.

  • All of the men and women who work to bring natural gas and electric into my townhouse so that I might have central air conditioning and the means to feed my family.

  • Steve's job and his willingness to go to work every day to support our family.

  • My garden, because though it may be small and confined to containers, it has still brought me food. 

  • Every ounce of food I have eaten. I know countless man hours, labor and dedication went into its production and the process of bringing it into my home.


  1. Without a blog, I have no link...but much gratitude. I am so thankful for a partner who cares about my happiness, who looks for ways to be kind and thoughtful, and who inspires those same feelings and actions in me. I love him and I love our life together, and that is a treasure.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  2. That is absolutely beautiful, Beth and a true blessing in your life that not many other people have. Wonderful.