.:Beauty and simplicity surround us all the time and are things that I try to embrace as often as I can slow down to see. Every Monday I will be posting…a “growing gratitude” post. Basking in our own state of gratitude as well as the gratitude of others always seems uplifting to me. Plus, I always love a good positive start to the beginning of each week. I will put a Mr. Linky at the end of each week’s post in hopes that some of you may want to join in this mindfulness journey with me. You can formulate your own posts however you want to…lots of pictures, or none; lots of thoughts, or maybe just one profound one. The main gist is to share whatever you are feeling grateful for in your life…right now; here and now; in the present. I’ve included a button as well, so if you’re interested, you can grab a button and link back to each week’s post. So let’s begin, shall we?:.
…appreciating the gift of words; reading them, hearing them, speaking and writing with them…being inspired by them.
…loving the kids’ bird house gourds that are bountifully covering their “garden mound”.
…sitting, nursing, bouncing, swaying; enjoying the newborn bliss.
…awarding Lake with the champion egg hunter award.
…thinking of winter squash storage and how much we realistically should be planning to store and how and those kind of logistics.
…agreeing it is time to put yet another bit of something into some jars.
…excited to see who has the energy and drive to carve the most jack-o-lanterns (knowing it won’t be me;).
…appreciating just how big of a help big sisters can be. With the bouncing and pacing and holding so that I can buy a minute or two of time every once in awhile.