Sunday, July 4, 2010

Today I am grateful for...


Have you made your gratitude list yet today? It takes just a moment, somewhere between the family stuff and the household tasks. Go ahead, take out a fresh white piece of paper and write down everything for which you are grateful today. And a quick tip: rather than say "For my this or my that..." write about what you have given yourself. Perhaps you had the courage to stand up for yourself today. That is worthy of gratitude! Rejoice in the little things for these are what count the most.

Today I am grateful for...
  1. A wonderful visit with my family, brought together from different parts of the area and from across Canada, for brunch.
  2. My creativity--I wrote over 2000 words today!
  3. The quiet time in sitting with my mother-in-law who has Alzheimer's and reading her my poetry. She's a delightful audience!
  4. Current life challenges that are making me stronger.
  5. Another sunny warm day spilling vitamin D onto my skin

When we take the time to appreciate what we have, we get more of it. Such is the law of the universe. What are you grateful for today?

7 comments:

  1. Nice blogpost, Kelly. I am grateful every day! I do thank the Creator every single morning when I get up and for all the blessings received (whether in disguise or not). I think being grateful creates a postive aura around me.

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  2. I love reading other people's gratitude lists. They always spur my imagination in compiling my own list. We have so much to be thankful for, don't we?

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  3. Thank you, Claudia and K.M...yes, we do have so much to be thankful for and just acknowledging that in itself is a wonderful start to a gratitude list. I like what you said Claudia about the positive aura. And K.M., so true about reading other people's gratitude lists as spurring our own.

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  4. Lovely post. It's such a beautiful image thinking of you sharing your poetry with your mother-in-law. It must have been such a quiet and fulfilling moment of intimacy and hopefully connection.

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  5. Your positive personality exudes in this post. Thanks for the reminder to list what we are grateful for. It is a good exercise, especially when life throws us a curve ball.

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  6. Thank you Septembermom and Laura for your kind words! Setpembermom, I have been so fortunate to have a wonderful mother in law, so yes, it was a beautiful connecting moment! And Laura, just yesterday during a particularly good reflexology session with my naturopath, she reminded me of just that: how we forget to breathe when stressed. Similarly, we forget to express gratitude even in the hard times as you say. Your comment validates that.

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  7. Hi Kelly,
    I am part of a group whose purpose is to send out gratitude to the world. So rather than WHAT are you greatful for WHO are you greatful for and send them a gratitude card in the mail to tell them so. Everyone gets email and most are not even opened much less read but a real card with an envelope and stamp makes you different.

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