Friday, February 23, 2007

Gratitude




I started this list of some of the things, that really stood out this week, that I am really thankful for or moments that stuck out. I think I need to make a list, before bed , every night so that feeling of gratitude is fresh in my mind when I wake up in the morning. These are just a few of the things that I thought of, as my list would be miles long if I wrote everything down. It is amazing how much you find to be thankful for when that is your focus - oh, how I need to take my focus off the things that bring me down. So here goes.................

*COFFEE

*the heat coming from the wood stove while the temps outside are hovering close to 0 degrees.

*the smell of woodsmoke.

*homemade guacamole and organic blue corn chips.

*"Mom, I love you! You are the best!"

*"Simon says act like a mom."............................."Oooo, gross, I'm not going to do that!" (That would mean that moms give too many hugs and kisses!! lol)

*sunshine, bright blue skies, and white -magnificent mountains.

*puppy snuggles.

*a clean house.

*a messy house.

*a visit from two very DEAR friends..........thank you Sheli! And Maija!! We love you!!

*a husband who works on over-drive to assure that his kids will always have a mom that is available.

*the beautiful Christmas lights on the banister that I am never taking down.
*The Four Agreements.

*courage.

5 comments:

tribalmama said...

My list would look just like this one: it would be the beginning of a very long list, because I, too, am grateful for much. Gratitude--it's where it's at! ;)
Blessings abound...

Heather said...

What a great list Heidi...I think it is a great idea to keep a grateful journal...I used to keep one when the boys were really little. It helps put things into perspective.

Stay warm....

Steffi said...

Very good list!

Ren said...

I think I need to start a list.....it's so good to remember all the beauty we're surrounded by every day.:)

Sheli Hajdukovich said...

Heidi,
I'm so VERY thankful for the gift of friendship that you and I share!!! I believe God blessed our friendship with "little mini me's" that are all their own stuff!!! I'm thankful for the same beautiful blue Alaskan sky, the mountains that I see far away and you see much closer, a husband with the same desire to provide financial stability so that our children can be guarenteed US, "Mom, I love you! You're the best mommy in the whole world!", dogs on the bed, clean house, The Four Agreements!!!, Mass everyday, our wonderful visit in February and the anticipation of our next!!! You are always in my thoughts! Love you, sheli...smile