It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
Hello all, going a little light on the blogging to spend time with family and friends. As Jessie says, "It not puper (computer) day it Thanksgiving Day!" Or at least Thanksgiving weekend! I hope my post finds you well and enjoying some of your own family and friend time.
Rob, Jessie and I have been enjoying some extended time together for which I am very grateful. Rob has been working some very long hours so it has been a treat to hang around for extended snuggles in the morning and leisurely afternoons doing things around the new house. Yep, it is the simple things that prove the most rewarding.
I have had mixed results with my pledge to use "Thank You"s as a cue for being grateful. Amazingly we say it a lot around here. So much in fact that it becomes really easy for it to lose meaning. When Jessie says it, "Thank you Mommy, you taking good care of me." it is easier for me to interrupt my usual flow an actually take a second to be grateful. Somehow, however when Rob says it, "Thank you Sweetie." I haven't paused as much... Today I'm going to work on that!
Meanwhile, here are a few Gratitude tidbits I found interesting that may inspire.
49 Gratitude Quotes and a Poem Of Thankfulness
Living Gratitude Blog
Create a Gratitude Journal
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
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