Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 23

YOU are on my gratitude list every day, but today you're featured in the top spot... because if it wasn't for YOU, I would never have bothered with a blog and would have instead kept my writing to myself. Yet, because of YOU, I have had the joy of discovering how creatively challenging, empowering, fulfilling, and just plain fun writing for an audience can be. ...more

Life Swap

I overheard a couple of managers at the supermarket talking while I was picking out bread. One was suggesting to the other that instead of “Wife Swap,” there ought to be a show called “Life Swap” where people have to switch jobs and circumstances and bills.I couldn’t help but interject, “That is such a good idea!”“I know, right?” one of the guys said.“Yeah, it could be really interesting.”“And it might not,” the other guy replied....more

Today I am thankful for: 3-2-1

Today I am thankful for:Three crazy funny loving demanding obstinate adorable kids.Two parents who have graciously let Steve and me stay in their home while we're figuring out this mess, and have provided support in all means possible.One loyal loving hardworking tired husband....more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 22

The first item on today's gratitude list is a rather silly one, I'll admit - but I'm going to share it anyway. I'm grateful that I was able to leave the house yesterday in my Converse - instead of boots - for the first time in, quite literally, MONTHS! (I'm not sure I can clearly convey just how sick and tired I am of my boots, and of the necessity of wearing them every single time I want to go out... ...more
melanie jean juneau LOL, love it!more

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Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 21

The snow! It appeared again in the form of a big dump this past Wednesday, making us all wonder if Mother Nature had truly lost the plot and forgotten that Spring is supposed to be arriving this coming week. But I'm happy to say that she came through for us in the end and provided me with the first item on my gratitude list for today. ...more
melanie jean juneau Love it!more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 20

The Gratitude Linkup has now left its teens! Thank you so much to everyone who participates in the linkup by sharing your gratitude posts and comments - I love that you're with me on this, and look forward each week to being uplifted anew by your words. Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

Being Truly Grateful: The Time I Compared Gratitude to Eggs and Found the Reasons I'm Grateful

There are so many different ways to make eggs: sunny side up, scrambled, deviled, hard boiled, poached, omeleted, quiche-ed, nogged. The same goes for gratitude. You could cook gratitude up for small wonders, big ideas, everyday happenings, once in a life time experiences, people you love, people you don't like. You could make eggs in whatever different way you choose but one thing will always be the same... you've got it crack it open to get to the good stuff. No one wants to eat the shell. ...more


 When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. --Gilbert K. Chesterson ...more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 3/2/14

Wow, this year is going by already! One way to stay present and enjoy life, as the days pass, is by remaining grateful for even the smallest of things. One way I do this is by participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad and sharing some of the things I'm thankful for. Participating is also something I'm grateful for, as it's a reminder of the friendships I'm building with those I've never even met....more