24 September 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:

Cool Air: Ahhh. Finally, some cooler weather. I'm loving it, though I'm quickly realizing how few fall/winter clothes I have for Heidi. Luckily, I found a lovely consignment shop near me that I already perused and found a lot of great items. I'll be seeing them again soon.

My Exes: Yes, this might be strange, but hear me out. I am grateful for and appreciate the role that each of my exes played in my life. If it weren't for them, my life would not be exactly the way it is and I certainly would not have had many of the amazing experiences I was privileged to have. In particular, if it wasn't for one of them, I never would have gotten to Australia. So, thanks guys. It meant a lot.

Fall Festivities: This is my favorite season of decorating. I love decorating for fall and then decorating for Christmas. I also love everything that goes with the changing of these seasons like baking, the smells of apples and cinnamon, pumpkins, falling leaves, warm sweaters and playing in the snow! I am so grateful to live in a place where I can see all of this happen.

Classes at Church: I've been attending a class at church on Wednesday nights from 7-9 pm and also attended the special Saturday edition of said class and I must say...I love being out of the house by myself! It is amazing! Yes, the class is extremely good, insightful and definitely what I need once a week, but the simple task of driving alone at night is a beautiful thing. I might just have to take more classes every month for the foreseeable future....

Honest Tea: I drink water 24/7. Or close to it. And though I truly don't mind it (I used to when I was younger), every so often I just want to taste something different. Enter Honest Tea, Half Tea/Half Lemonade. Just one of those babies shifts my palate to fun land and I'm good to go for another few days. I'm glad we usually have it in stock, even if Steve tends to drink 4 or 5 in the span of 5 seconds.


  1. I'm glad you are enjoying the cooler weather. I like Autumn but need to be in tropical climes for the winter ahead!! Know what you mean about gratitude for exes - they have all been a perfect part of my life in order for me to be where I am now...like everyone I have ever met - thanks EVERYONE!! :-) Onelove Amanda.

  2. LOL yes exactly! Thank you to every person who has ever crossed my path. The end.

    I like Autumn too. She's pretty cool :) And hopefully she will be joining in this week like she said....... :)