Gratitude Linkup - Week of 6/1/14

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I'm grateful for. There have been times when I've gotten stuck in negativity that I've done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to remember what's beautiful and to remain present in my life.Each week, Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad is a way for me to share a few of the things I'm grateful for with others....more

Today’s Gratitude List – Linkup No. 32

Welcome to June! Not meaning to be repetitive or anything, but once again our back yard is at the top of my gratitude list for the week. ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 31

Today our back yard is at the top of my gratitude list! Peter and I headed out there this weekend and started doing some cleanup - taking care of the lawn, pulling some weeds, and planning for flower boxes and baskets. We still have quite a bit more to do, but I'm glad that we made a start. I'm grateful for all the work the previous homeowners did to make it nice, and for being able to look forward to having a lovely and relaxing space to enjoy throughout the summer. ...more

A Letter to My Son's Punk "Friends" (You Might Need A Little Perspective On What Poverty Is)

 Dear So-Called "Friends" of My Younger Son, I am disgusted with you.  I mean really, REALLY disgusted.  (You can ask my family about the tirade they had to endure when I discovered the little piece of information that I'm getting ready to share with you.  It wasn't pretty.)  ...more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 5/18/14

I really do enjoy participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad and sharing some of the things I'm thankful for.Every day, every week, I will continue to say thanks wherever my Higher Power might be lovingly watching and caring for me and my family.A few of the things I'm grateful for today are:...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 30

It's been a rough week full of frustrations, unexpected bad news, and expensive vet visits. And yet, even amidst the chaos and sadness, there is gratitude... and continually, quietly, thoughtfully drawing myself back to that focus has helped to pull me through and keep me going. Never underestimate the power of gratitude. ...more
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Mother's Day is not for mothers

Moms are awesome ...more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 5/11/14

I'm really do enjoy participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad and sharing some of the things I'm thankful for.Every day, every week, I will continue to say thanks wherever my Higher Power might be lovingly watching and caring for me and my family.A few of the things I'm grateful for today are:...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 29

Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful, talented, loving Mom! You are at the top of my gratitude list today for uncountable reasons... thank you for bringing me into this world, for raising me to be a good person, and for your unconditional love (even during the times when I wasn't particularly easy to love). I am grateful to be able to call you Mom. ...more

Gratitude List - Week of 5/4/14

I'm glad to be back to participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad and sharing some of the things I'm thankful for.Every day, every week, I will continue to say thanks wherever my Higher Power might be lovingly watching and caring for me and my family.A few of the things I'm grateful for today are:...more