Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Practicing Gratitude.

Today I'm practicing gratitude.
If I don't I'll go back to bed and put the covers over my head.
And stay there for a very long time.

Here goes:
I'm grateful for a day in the art room.

I'm grateful to be able to express emotion through art.

I'm grateful I don't have to have a root canal, nor do I have a cold, and neither does Brenna.

I'm grateful for quiet.
I'm grateful for blogging friends.
I'm grateful for the girl scout cookies in my freezer.

I'm grateful for friends that are also lawyers and realtors.
I'm grateful for my sisters.

I'm grateful I can send gift cards to our friends whose son is awaiting a 5-organ transplant. I'm grateful for the ability to pray.

I'm even grateful for Miss Party, who has been accompanying me in the car when I make the drive to my Mom's house during the week. She puts her head on my shoulder when I drive, or curls up in the front passenger seat and lets me pet her for the hour-long drive if I need to.

Life is blessed.
How about you? Do you have anything to add?


  1. I grateful for you reminding me to be grateful. And I'm grateful for God's grace because I need it.

    <3 Lori

  2. Beautiful post, Lynn. Every day there are more blessings than I can name. Gratitude is the secret to happiness.

  3. So lovely Lynn. I'm grateful for you in my life. Grateful Everyday is one of my mantras. And I am...grateful everyday.

  4. I'm grateful to have you for my sister.

  5. Beautiful post. I'm grateful for meeting you!! I hope we get to see more of each other soon.

  6. i'm going to agree with Lori, I'm grateful for you and for the reminder to be grateful. life is blessed.

  7. A sweet dog makes anything better...that and a cup of coffee. Sending a smile your way...XO

  8. Beautiful! Standing in gratitude is always the best place to be:)


  9. Hi Lynn! I'm dropping by from Amy's blog. I got to meet Amy the last time she was visiting the OC. I just missed her this time when she dropped by Country Roads Antiques.
    How awesome that you got to spend time with her and hit it off so well!

    I love your blog and am now your newest follower. Irma

    BTW: I was having a difficult day and had my spirits lifted when I read your post on the Colo...you know. lol

  10. What a wonderful post my friend.. I might just steel your idea and put down what I am grateful for also.
    I am thankful for you as my blogfriend..

    Hugs, Linda

  11. I'm grateful to be able to have a family I love, a job that I can complain about, be able to afford food to eat and have a bed to sleep in. Simple, simple stuff that I sometimes take for granted more often than I can to say:) THANKS for the reminder to be grateful. xo FranT

  12. I love how you look at the glass half full in every situation
    It really rubs off on others.
    I am grateful for our friendship and the ability to be completely open and honest with a friend.
    I am also grateful for you sharing this post and making me realize to look outside the book. I am down to 2 day deadline for my exhibit entry and.
    I love what you are working with and on here. Can't wait to see your finished product.
    NO HIDING UNDER COVERS, show the world you are not scared to face it everyday...and win!
    PS I saw a lady the other day (in Cali) driving with her white furry dog around her neck...I seriously had to to a double take to see if she was wearing a fur stole, lol

  13. My gratitude is for those same kind of simple things that make every day an ordinary one, but I'm also grateful for the big things as well, and a simple awareness of how very lucky I am.
    how sweet that your dog comforts you on the long drive - they are wonderfully aware!