14 January 2012

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:

H & P's artwork: My mother has been an art teacher for a very long time and now she has the opportunity to work with her grandchildren on an almost daily basis with various medium. I love seeing the progress they are making in their use of color and complex lines they're drawing and I love the pride emanating from them after they finish a piece.

Heat: As it gets colder, I grow more and more thankful for shelter and for heat. I grow especially thankful when I think of all the people out there who do not have warm homes to retreat to every night. Thank you so much, heat, for keeping me warm.

My freezer: It may be small, but I have a ton of food stuff in there. A few dozen muffins, a couple of soups, veggie stock, quinoa and even some blackberries from the farmers market! I'm so happy that I have a spacious freezer in which to put these things that patiently lie in wait for me to consume them.

Gloves: I like gloves when it's cold because they help my hands to actually work. Yes, it's true: when it's cold outside, my hands get cold too. It's often quite difficult to uninstall/reinstall car seats in the frigid weather and I'm glad that I have gloves to take the chill out of the air, so to speak.

Scarves: I also like scarves to keep away the cold air, especially ones that were handmade. I've one handmade scarf for at least 15 years (give or take) and I will absolutely treasure it forever. It's long, thick and awesomely protective in harsh environments.

(Do you like my cold winter theme this week?? :) )


  1. It sounds like it must be especially cold there right now! I have been chilly, too, but still enough to warrant a scarf or gloves, unfortunately. I love that H&P get to do artwork with your mom. Hands-on grandmothers are the best, and having a creative one to boot...those are some lucky girls! :)

    1. This morning it was a whopping 9 degrees! That cold enough? :)

      Yes! Having a grandmother who was an art teacher for 30 + years is an exceptional bonus! :)