spending a moment with gratitude


Every day, I receive a short, lovely email from Peaceful Daily, an online resource with the mantra “Think Good. Eat Whole. Walk Far.”

One of their emails this weeks simply asked “What are you grateful for?”

Nothing fancy, just that.

What are you grateful for?

this gorgeous day
Thursday yoga class
amazing friends
my nephew
good work
angel messages
two new books to read
found feathers
roast chicken
awesome blog readers

I could go on and on.

How about you?

Gratitude x 10


“What are you grateful for today?” asked a recent Peaceful Daily blog post by Sandy Corso.

These were her musings on the subject: “Today I am grateful for…the woods, fast moving water, watermelon, my rebounder, my family, hydrangeas, Wheatie (our cat), dancing in the rain, hot yoga, my new Prius, string beans in the garden, Bosco (our dog), kindness, laughter, green juice, the sun, technology, Dr Bronner’s soap, fresh mountain air, my hair, synchronically, my eyes, big waves, my fearlessness, generosity and compassion!”

It’s easy to forget, isn’t it, the great many things we have to be grateful for every day? From the small gifts, like veggies in the garden, to the larger ones we take for granted: the air we breathe, the sun!

It’s especially easy to forget our blessings when complaints are right at our fingertips: it’s too hot, I’m tired, things didn’t go the way I wanted.

So, let’s do this together. Right now. Let’s think of 10 things we each have to be grateful for! I’ll start  – please add yours to the comments!

  1. this morning’s rainstorm
  2. Peter, Paul and Mary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no2s8SG6uv4)
  3. Lola let me pick her up for the first time
  4. celebrating my nephew’s second birthday
  5. discovering iced coffee
  6. a collection of birthday cards from loved ones
  7. living room yoga when it’s too hot to walk
  8. books, books, and more books
  9. beautiful places to walk
  10. you!

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©2013, Jen Payne