Saturday, November 29, 2014

Gratitude Post Day # 30 This Assignment

November 30th, 2014
Today I am grateful for this assignment. It is such a grate focus every November and helps me in my journey for mindfulness. I love that several friends do the same assignment as it really helps me see how much there is to be grateful for in this world. I hope that this assignment carries it's momentum throughout the year and helps keep me focused on what we have to be grateful for.

Gratitude Post Day # 29 Husbands Family

November 29th, 2014
I haven't seen my husbands family for almost a month but I am so grateful for them and our relationship. I'm so grateful to have a family who accepts me fully, as I am, and sometimes even likes me better than  their own 😄
There is no family tension, no family guilt trips and no resentment.  They are truly wonderful people and so grateful to have them be my children's aunts and uncles and grandparents. I am under no disillusions how rare this is.

Gratitude Post Day # 28 Colorado

November 28th, 2014
Today I am grateful for the beautiful state that we live in. I feel so blessed to be a Colorado native. We were able to go for a drive today in the mountains, a place I feel so at peace in, and am amazed at the grateness of nature. We have wonderful weather, no real bugs, minimal natural disasters and a constantly changing landscape. So beautiful to see everyday.

Gratitude Post Day # 27 Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2014
Today I am thankful for THANKSGIVING! It is my single favorite holiday. Filled with the spirit of being grateful for the blessings in your life! There is no pressure to do anything other than be with loved ones and EAT! So thankful to have such a fabulous family and be able to spend the day with them!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gratitude Post Day # 26 House Full

November 26th, 2014
Today I'm grateful for a full house. We have every bed filled and the feeling of love is pouring out the windows. We have never had this house this full and it is such an amazing feeling. So blessed!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gratitude Post Day # 25 Essential Oils

November 25th, 2014
Today I am grateful for essential oils. I have gotten turned onto them in the past year and find so many uses for them. My new favorite use I found was to block the smell of some vomit and help with the resulting nausea while cleaning it up. Love the 1001 uses for essential oils.

Gratitude Post Day # 24 Means

November 24th, 2014
Today I am grateful to have means. We are not rich in the monetary sense but we are rich in all the ways that really count. We have means to support ourselves and have a full life. Someday hopefully we can afford all of the renovations for our home and all of the vacations we want to enjoy and all the giving we want to do, but for right now I am grateful for the means we have!

Gratitude Post Day # 23 Longmont

November 23rd, 2014
Today I am grateful for the city of Longmont. We became residents on accident but have grown to love this town and all it has to offer. I wrote a whole blog post on it and all the things I love about it. I feel so blessed to live and work in this community.

Gratitude Post Day # 22 Our House

November 22nd, 2014
Today I am grateful for our home. It's not perfect, it's not all fixed up like we would like bit is comfortable, safe and ours. We were lead to this house and it has blessed us fully. I love this house and feel truly at home here.

Gratitude Post Day # 21 Meditation

November 21st, 2014
I have had a fairly successful mediation practice for the past couple of years and am so grateful for this outlet. It has taught me so much and helped me with my scattered brain and anxiety. The days I don't get the opportunity to meditate are much different than the days that start with some time in quiet contemplation.  Grateful for this gift.

Gratitude Post Day # 20 No Commute

November 20th, 2014
For many years I had a 30+ minute commute to and from work. On top of a 12 hour shift,  many of those nights,  made for long days. Today I can get to and from work in 5 minutes. I am so grateful for this amazing gift. I do miss some aspects of my commute, but all in all am so grateful I live and work in the same community.

Gratitude Post Day # 19 Modern Medicine

November 19th, 2014
I had a doctors appointment today to discuss some temporary fixes for some long term health conditions and am just so grateful for modern medicine. I'm a true believer that health is found somewhere between east and western medicine and there is validity in all options. I am grateful that I have choices of how to approach and options of how to handel chronic conditions.

Gratitude Post Day # 17 My Dad

November 17th, 2014
Today I grateful for my father. My father has grown and changed so much in the pay few years that he seems to surprise me often. He is always so willing to give me some time and help me out with childcare. Today he allowed me to do some much needed shopping and stayed with the kids while I was gone.  It is so special to see his relationship with my kids. Whatever feelings of lack I feel from my childhood are more than made up for when I see how special his grandkids are to him.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gratitude Post Day # 16 My Sister

November 16th, 2014
My sister and I never grew up being very close but have learned how to appreciate each other in the past few years.  She has grown into one of my closest friends and I am so excited to have her and her family in our home for Thanksgiving this year. I am so grateful that God put her in my life.

Gratitude Post Day #15 Logan

November 15th, 2014
Today I am so grateful to have Logan in my life. I knew he was different and a boy from the minute we found out we were pregnant. He is so full of love and wants to share it with everyone. He is hilarious and is growing into the family comedian. He adds such levity to our world. He's only two but so full of life that I just can't imagine life without him.

Gratitude Post Day # 14 Annabelle

November 14th, 2014
Today I am grateful for my sweet little girl Annabelle. The minute I became pregnant with her I knew she was special. She has such a wonderful soul. Kind, funny, thoughtful and bright. She makes me proud to be her mom everyday and I am looking forward to watching her grow into a beautiful young lady.

Gratitude Post Day # 13 Grace

November 13th, 2014
Today I am grateful for grace. I'm learning how to have grace with myself and others.  Grace to accept myself as I am, grace to accept where I am in life, grace to give myself some slack.  We hold ourselves and others to such unbelievable standards at times, I am learning the power of having some breathing room. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Gratitude Post Day # 18 Lisa

November 18th, 2014
Over a year ago a wonderful woman named Lisa was placed in my life and she has been such a gift every week since.  Lisa thoughtfully and carefully cleanse my house each week. It is such a luxury that I reveal in. It will not be a forever expense in our budget but for now it seems necessary. The kids get so excited when she comes over and she could probably get done in half the time but she spends so much time playing with the kids it takes longer. She is such a thoughtful person and I am so thankful God placed her in my life.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gratitude Post Day #12 Be a Mom

November 12th, 2014
I'm thankful to be a Mom. It is hard, thankless and exhausting but these kids surprise and amaze me everyday. They are incredibly bright, hilarious and unique individuals that make me proud. So grateful I get to be part of their world.

Gratitude Post Day #11 Veterans

November 11th, 2014
I'm thankful to be an American today.   I'm thankful to all of those who have gone before me to ensure those freedomes remain. I'm thankful to all those who currently serve in a very grey world. I'm thankful to all of those brave enough to be veterans.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Gratitude Post Day #10 Husband

November 10th, 2014
Today I am thankful for my amazing husband. He is the biggest rock in my life and keeps me forever grounded. We are a great team and I am so grateful to have him by my side in this crazy life. He is everything I dreamed a husband to be and more and shows me the depths of his love everyday. I love you and hope I make you u special as I feel each and every day!

Gratitude Post Day #9 Church

November 9th, 2014
It has been many years since I was involved in a church in an way other than holidays. My parents found and in turn introduced me to a wonderful church here in Longmont, and it has been a truly wonderful experience. I feel welcomed a encouraged every time I go. The music is wonderful and the pastor always gives me a nugget for me to think about all week. The kids are enjoying Sunday school and it gives me such a positive note to start my week on.

Gratitude Post Day #8 God's Favor

November 8th, 2014
Today  I'm grateful for God's Favor.  I was drawn to a estate sale today where I found the perfect item I have been looking to buy for the last 11 months. Instead of $70 brand new this item was $10 and in near perfect shape. God doesn't always spare me from the huge discomforts in our lives but shows me his love in answering some of the day to day prayers and desires. He is interested in and loves all aspects of me.  Wow.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gratitude Post Day #7 Nights

November 7th, 2014 

Today I am thankful for the blessing of being able to work nights.  What other job do you get this view every morning? 

I really enjoy all of the amazing things working this shift provides . I get to have breakfast and  dinner with my family every night of the week. I make extra money just because of the hours I work and I get blessed by gorgeous sunrises.   Not to bad in my opinion.  

Gratitude Post Day #6 MOPS

November 6th, 2014
Today I am grateful for MOPS.  I sought out this organization to meet some more Longmont moms and it has been such a blessing in my life. It is something I look forward to being a part of for the next several years.

Gratitude Post Day #5 Lucky's

November 5th, 2014
Today I am thankful for my local natural grocery store Lucky's.  I have really enjoyed shopping here for well over a year and plan my weeks around double ad Wednesday.  It is a fun place to shop, all the employees are so kind and helpful, nice layout, variety of interesting products and hand down the best deals on produce and meat! This week I picked up 40# of a variety of pork, beef and chicken for under $100!  I am so thankful for this access to great prices and great groceries!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Gratitude Post Day #4 Mom

November 4th, 2014
Today I am grateful for my mom. She is probably the most unselfish person I know and is a pillar in my village. She gives so much of herself to my family that most of the time thank you doesn't seem like enough. Thank you for everything today mom. You're the best!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Gratitude Post Day #3 Girlfriends

November 3rd, 2014
Today I am thankful for girlfriends. I have recently met some really awesome local Longmont moms and am really enjoying starting and nurturing these new friendships. It's fun to have others that you can commensurate with and share our weird little world.  Thank you ladies!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Gratitude Post Day #2 Family Days

November 2nd, 2014
Today I am grateful for family days. We very rarely have days and times we all get to spend together as a family. Today was one of those magical days that we got some time to be together. Annabelle was very cuddly today and filled my cuddle bank. Because we have so few of them it makes me so grateful when we do have days like this.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Gratitude Post Day #1 Health

November 1st, 2014
I am grateful for my health. I am grateful I am able to get up each day and move on my own, go shopping, exercise and walk without assistance. There are so many out there that even the slightest activity takes a lot of effort and I am just so grateful that I am able bodied.