Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 10 (Holiday Edition!)

Welcome to the holiday edition of the Gratitude Linkup, which will be open for three full weeks of gratitude sharing goodness! Though the festive season is a busy time for many of us, we have so much for which to be thankful... so I encourage you to find a few quiet moments during the holidays to write and share your gratitude lists. ...more

Teaching Our Children Gratitude

As parents, teaching our children to be thankful is not always an easy task to do.  This time of year, especially, when there is often an expectation of gifts and over-indulgence it can be even more difficult....more

Day 9: Less Whining. More Perspective.

Some days I have to admit that I have a definite toddler side. It isn’t attractive, and I would prefer to keep it to myself, but as I so often say, if it goes without saying I will almost certainly say it someday....more
I enjoy your style and the content made me laugh.  So there are others out there that feel ...more

Finding Gratitude in Cold Places

These things make for a raw start to the day. Going to bed wondering if the puddle forming beneath the boiler in the basement might turn out to be more troublesome than we think. ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 9

Today is one of those days... one of those days where it's utterly natural and EASY to express gratitude, because my life is crammed full to bursting with blessings. In fact, it's SO full that it's spilling over the top and making a huge mess! A lovely, delightful, joyful mess. Perfect timing for the Gratitude Linkup! I hope you'll join me! ...more

Christmas Cards As Meditation

Yup, it's that time of year again. Did I buy enough cards? Do I have current addresses for everyone? Can I get enough holiday theme stamps? ...more
Celeste Conner There is something really satisfying about slowing down and doing the work, isn't ...more

These are my glasses, this is my book...

3:45 am Really? My daughter, the girl twin, started proclaiming that she had already done her business in her diaper and, in the process or insisting that her diaper got changed, woke up her brother. And so began my morning. With a high in the lower teens, a snow storm in the forecast, and not so friendly road conditions, I had been hoping for just a tad bit more sleep. Was hoping to wake up some time AFTER 4 or 4:30 am, not before. Too bad. ...more

Being thankful

This season, next year, and the time looking forward, I desire to spend more time being thankful. Thankful for everyone in my life and thankful for everything I have. I am not one of those persons who are sugary sweet and happy-go-lucky, all the time. Awhile ago, a process that would change my life as I knew it - sometimes making me seriously doubt the trustworthiness of men, my ability to get along with others on a more intimate level, question the safety of the world - at times distracted me from thinking more on the the blessings I have in my life....more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 8

Thanksgiving is past, December is here, and, for those who observe it, today is the first Sunday of Advent. This is bound to be a busy month for many of us, full of holiday parties, shopping, travel, time with family and friends, celebration... ...more

Gratitude Shopping with Kids

Gratitude Shopping with KidsNovember 26, 2013 by Zoie at TouchstoneZ...more