autumn days

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Overflowing with Appreciations

Every day I feel such appreciation for the blessings in my life.  This doesn't come easily, though I notice the more I consistently make deposits (thought and intention) into my life, the more withdrawals (of joy) I am able to access.  I appreciate a bath every couple weeks.  Before each bath, I list my appreciations in my journal.  Today is one such fortunate day.  Here's my list.  What's on your list today?

  • helping Grandma clean her cupboards.
  • helping her run errands.
  • flying home alone.
  • my Spirit community.
  • singing within my heart.
  • my congestion clearing.
  • finishing so many small tasks.
  • dancing to cheesy songs.
  • seeing a musical with my daughter.
  • a pile of yet-to-be-read books.
  • cuddling my family.
  • time with my family.
  • a future massage.
  • seeing an out-of-state friend soon.
  • ice cream.
  • leftovers.
  • cottage cheese.
  • my friend helping me with projects.
  • journaling.
  • saying no once in a while.
  • saying yes.
  • writing songs through journals.
  • indoor plumbing.
  • privacy to journal alone.
  • bath time today.
  • my children loving their nanny time.
  • using what we have and making crafts with what is already here.
  • my children who love crafting, painting, creating, exploring, cuddling.
  • my husband who openly loves me.
  • sunshine.
  • rain.
  • laughter.
  • smiles.
  • singing in the car.
  • a love note from a friend.
  • sending birthday love notes.
  • airplanes.
  • traveling.
  • paper products.
  • wood.
  • dirt.
  • compost.
  • worms.
  • trees.
  • 13 colors of green in my bathroom plants.
  • endless greens outside.
  • blue sky and fluffy clouds.
  • dogs.
  • birds singing.
  • wind.
  • color.
  • kombucha.
  • books.
  • letters.
  • my parents.
  • my grandmothers.
  • time with my mother's mother, her siblings, their children and grandchildren.
  • embracing the opportunity to walk through my great great great grandfather's house.
  • mountains.
  • rainbows.
  • cars.
  • stars.
What joy!

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