Gratitude. It’s a thing.

Sometimes I forget to be grateful for all the blessings that have come into my life.  Research shows that having a grateful heart improves many aspects of your life.  Practicing gratitude is on my ‘to do’ list nearly every day, but sometimes I let that slip.

Here is this space, where I’m documenting my life and money, I thought I would add in something just as important, if not more.  My weekly gratitude.

Here’s what comes to mind for this week (not in any order).

I’m grateful for….

  • The sunshine that streams in my kitchen each morning.
  • The hot coffee that warms me up.
  • The warm bed that I awake from each morning.
  • The soft sheets that I straighten out to make my bed.
  • Friends who meet me for my morning walk, and of course, the ability to walk.  I never want to take that for granted.
  • My husband, who leaves before the crack of dawn to go to work to support me.
  • My sweet boy Ben, a dog who is as loyal as they come.
  • My children and their children.
  • My parents.
  • My siblings.
  • Crisp fall weather.
  • Another trip to get excited over.

Your turn.  What are you grateful for this week?  Please share.


2 thoughts on “Gratitude. It’s a thing.”

  1. There’s a prayer I made up when I was going through a rough patch, that I still say to myself every night when my head hits the pillow:

    Thank you Lord for this comfy bed
    And the roof above my head.
    Every day a hot shower and 3 meals I’m fed
    Thank you Lord for this homestead.

    If your life has all of the above, trust me, you have MUCH to be grateful for!

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