06 August 2011

The Gratitude Post

I'm writing a weekly post to express gratitude for everything I have been blessed with in my life. Will you join me in sharing just five things you are grateful for this week?

This week I'm grateful for:

My mini wet bag: I picked this up about a year ago on a whim, knowing that I would need it in the months to come. It was made by a WAHM (Work At Home Mom) somewhere out there and she is amazing. At the church picnic this past Sunday, I neglected to presume that water would be involved in multiple forms of the children's play and only brought one change of clothes for each child and two changes of diapers. I used everything. Needless to say, I had a lot of wet stuff. This little wet bag held two outfits, two pocket diapers, two microfiber inserts, one prefold, two fitted diapers, a cover and three cloth wipes. Thank you for existing, my dear wet bag.

My car: I love my car. It's awesome. I've had it since 2002 and it has kept me safe all that time. When I drove home last weekend, we had some challenges, but we made it there and back in one piece. Thanks, car.

My GPS: Yet another device in my life that annoys the crap out of me, I am thankful for its existence because it still helps me get to places I haven't been before. Additionally, it reminds me how to get places I may have been before but am not quite sure of. I can overlook the fact that it occasionally wants me to go down roads that don't exist as long as I get where I'm going.

My phone: In the absence of my GPS device, I have the ability to use my phone. I can use it to cross-reference the route my GPS wants to take me and to look up all sorts of great information. Although it is slightly addicting, I am grateful to have it because it keeps me connected to the outside world. (And I can check the weather every five seconds.)

Heidi: She has become so helpful lately it's astounding. And no, I'm not exactly eliciting it any more than I have been, she's just growing up. I love watching it and I am so, so grateful that I am able to watch her grow every day.


  1. I love your comment about your GPS. Ours, too, often annoys the heck out of us, but it also allows us to race to the ER vet hospital in the middle of the night, knowing we'll be able to find it, rather than waste time on the phone, writing down directions. It's easy to forget how much even our faulty GPS has improved our life.

  2. Oh, goodness, wet bags really are the most wonderful things! They're so versatile. Thanks for spreading this sense of gratitude once again, lady!

  3. Whenever I'm employed again I want to save up for a GPS, maybe in the future I'll be writing how grateful I am for that device! ;)

  4. Fab list and idea to do weekly gratitude. I hear you on the wet bag - what a dream.

  5. Such truth in this one. We call her "The NavBitch," which the kids have morphed (thank goodness!) into "The NavVetch." I can't live with her, can't live without her. She has gotten me places so many times, but has directed me to drive over several bike paths and pedestrian-only bridges, too.

    I am hoping against hope to have time to join you in Gratitude later tonight, but planning on it for next week. Keep up the Goodness. Putting all this gratitude out into the universe is sooooo yummy!

  6. Thanks Terri and Love it! Zoie! :)

  7. I love my car too. I've had mine since 2001 and its still running great and keeping me safe (although it looks a bit worse for the wear!)

  8. Good to know I'm not the only one with car longevity :)

  9. This is such a great idea!! My list for the past week would include:

    1. My phone
    2. My job
    3. My health
    4. My car
    5. Friends

    Come to think of it, it would be pretty much the same list *every* week, plus or minus a few variations! ;)