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Monday, June 13, 2011

I am Grateful for...
Sunshine and Rain!

This week I am linking up with Leigh Ann of Genie in a Blog to share what I am grateful for this week. I have been keeping a (mostly) daily gratitude journal for quite a while now. I find life's challenges to be a whole lot easier to deal with when I take the time to remember the good things that are also going on at the same time.

This week I am grateful for:
My son's optimism. He is always so happy (except when he's frustrated - but those times are, thankfully, short-lived).
My husband's dependability. He just as steadfast as they come, and I can't thank him enough!
Avocados. I love Avocados.
Blog Hops! I have met some really great people this week and have some really fun new blogs to follow!
Sunshine! It's finally looking like spring around here. Flowers are blooming, the air is sweet, birds are singing. Sure, I could complain about the rain (we have had a TON!), but without the rain there would be none of these other things. I guess then I'm grateful for both sunshine AND rain!
Good friends. I was fortunate to have visits with several of my favourite people last week. It did my soul good!
The strength I somehow found to workout, despite being bone-tired. Yay, me!
The Barista at my favourite coffee shop for appealing to my high-maintenance nature by making me 'special' teas.
This blog. Oh, where would I be without you, keeper of my sanity?
And so many other things...
How was your week? What are you grateful for?


  1. Great list! We do have so many things to be thankful for. I am also very grateful for my blog :-)

  2. Thanks for helping to inspire this post, Alison!

  3. This is a wonderful list! Thanks so much for linking up! I'm kind of jealous that you're getting spring. It's full blown summer here in Texas now. I'll just come to your site and stare are your lovely background when I need to cool off. :)

  4. Leigh Ann, you're welcome here anytime! Funny, we've all been longing for summer. As they say, "The grass is always greener on the other side."

  5. I am greatful for my Sister and being able to keep up to date via her blog. Go Sue!

  6. I am grateful for the chance to connect with other moms online! It does get lonely at home sometimes :)

    Janie from http://hoogoeswhere.blogspot.com/

  7. What a great idea. We should all take the time to look for the good things - especially the little things.

  8. Thanks B. Ditto! ♥

    Janie, that's just how I feel too. We have such a great community of mom bloggers who support each other.

    Momster, thanks. Funny, it seems harder to really slow down and notice the good (the bad is just so much more emotionally-charged and memorable at times), but it does so much more good for us then all the whining and complaining (don't get me wrong - venting is a wonderful thing too - in moderation).