12 November 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:

1. Friends: You can't go wrong having real friends. I have a few (real life) real friends that always come through for me no matter what. I am so grateful to them, yet feel I've never expressed that gratitude enough. I hope to do that effectively in the future.

2. Rocking Chairs: The other night, Piper was upset to the point where it was keeping her from sleep, despite having all other needs met. Since I haven't utilized the rocking chair in a while, I decided to rock her in it to see if she'd fall asleep. Sure enough, the magic still worked. If you have a child, you MUST have a rocking chair. Period.

3. A full fridge: My mother came to visit this week and brought a ton of food with her. This was after I had gone shopping a few days prior, so my fridge was awesomely full. I just love a full fridge.

4. Christmas stuff: Sure, it's early, but Heidi and Piper love looking at the Christmas stuff in the store! I love watching them look at everything because they are just now starting to actually care about it (as opposed to previous years). I hope I can make their childhood as magical as mine was.

5. The playground: I have mentioned before that we have a small, fenced-in playground very close to our townhouse that I take H & P to frequently. Since the weather has been unusually nice, I've been taking them almost every day so they can take advantage of the time outside. I am incredibly grateful to have this playground so close and even more grateful that it's surrounded by a tall fence!


  1. Thank you again for this weekly practice. I almost didn't join in because I'm trying to rack up my 100. But, then I realized I need to do some serious reevaluating of my perspective if I can't find 100 things over the course of a month!

    I 100% agree on the rocking chair. We also have a birthing ball that gets so many uses, it's a must for us. I've bounced and rocked many a night on it.

  2. Ah, full fridges are fantastic - especially when much of their bounty is gifted! I hope you're able to enjoy some delicious meals from it. A good playground is a wonderful thing, too, and I'm glad to hear you've had nice weather to enjoy one in. Lovely, lovely :)

  3. I love this list!!!
    I made sure to have a rocking chair, but with my daughter we had to use the really big bouncy ball to sit on and bounce the heck out of her. It put her right to sleep every time.
    I'm absolutely with you on all your other items too!

  4. Thank you!!!

    I am so thankful for all of your support every week :)