Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 44

What's on your gratitude list as we bid farewell to August and look ahead to fall? I'm grateful for the ever-nearing opportunity I'll have to see my family and some old friends when I visit Victoria in October - now that September is practically here, it seems like my trip is that much closer, and I'm getting more and more excited about it! Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 43

It's been a fairly quiet week for me. Peter and I have put ourselves on a rather strict budget for the next while, and haven't really been going out much (apart from our weekly trivia evening) or doing anything particularly exciting... so right now my gratitude is pretty much focused on my home and all the things in it. Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

Happiness Depends on Perception

Even on bleak days, there are certain facts that I stand on. I am alive, healthy, not living on the street but in a large old, quirky house, with acres of gardens, trees and meadows. I am still married after almost 35 years with 9 healthy, successful adult kids and 5 grandkids.  I am loved by my family and God, even if I drive them crazy with my eccentricity. I have a computer, two hands with all my fingers to type...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 42

This has been quite a week, hasn't it? Though my own personal corner of the world is fine at the moment, it sure does seem as though the news has been exceptionally full of sadness and strife over the past little while. Perhaps that's all the more reason to take a few minutes to stop and focus on gratitude... even, in some cases, for the blessings that come in spite of the bad. ...more

Hiatus

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

Humbling

This morning I got going a little earlier than usual, as I was expecting a delivery and wanted to be sure I was awake and dressed and didn't miss hearing the doorbell. I'd stayed up the night before just as late as I normally do, so was somewhat tired and bleary-eyed as I went through my usual morning routine. Still, once I'd made a coffee and settled down in front of my computer I realized that in spite of my sleepiness it was rather nice to have some extra, unexpected quiet time of my own - time to think, to prepare myself for the day, to catch up on odds and ends. ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 41

So... Number One on my gratitude list today is my employer. Why, you ask? Well, I'm always grateful to them for several reasons - giving me a job in the first place, keeping me around even when times were tough, generosity with salary and bonuses, agreeing to allow me to work from home when I moved across the country... the list goes on! ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 40

I feel as though I should probably warn you in advance - just in case you happened to think it would be otherwise - my gratitude list today is going to be rather BlogHer '14-centric! Because the whole trip was an amazing experience from start to finish, and left me feeling grateful in all sorts of ways - and this seems like the perfect place to share it. So please bear with me! :) ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 39 (BlogHer '14 Edition!)

Welcome to the BlogHer '14 edition of the Gratitude Linkup! While normally our linkups are open for just one week, this special "accommodate Laurel's travel schedule" edition will run for two full weeks of gratitude sharing goodness... so keep checking back for new links! ...more

A REASON AND A SEASON

I love weeding after a good rain.  Everything looks so green and luscious.  I feel I'm working in the garden of our Lord.  The soil is soft.  You can easily pull the weeds out. There is so much satisfaction in seeing your work coming into its own.  How can I not stand back and admire it all?...more