Cultivating gratitude.

Cultivating gratitide. [Clean.]

I know. I know. I'm stepping back. I really am.

But first…

I believe that cultivating
gratitude can transform not only how we view our (beautiful yet deeply
imperfect) lives, but transforms our lives themselves.

Each week I will share with you seven things that I am thankful for.

I'd love to have you join me in your own post or simply here in the comments.

Because taking just a moment to appreciate what we have can change everything.

Cultivating gratitide. [Clean.]

Cultivating gratitide. [Clean.]

Today I'm thankful for…

1. children mustering the courage to face their fears;

2. lots of projects going on – then coming off – my needles;

3. a favorite season unfolding, (or as Sage put it when he was 2, "all the autumn on those trees"),

4. the blessings of new and old friends;

5. my recent discovery – and now shared obsession with my kids – of Steampunk (my kid-friendly Steampunk Pinterest board is here if you're family is hooked, too);

6. that familiar feeling in my core of feeling so happy – so blessed – that I might burst;

and 7. feeling heard.

Link up to a post of your own in the comments, or simply leave your
list there. I look forward to seeing what ordinary, extraordinary
blessings you're counting today.


16 thoughts on “Cultivating gratitude.

  1. Marie says:

    Grateful for…

    The chance to sing my little one awake this early morning.

    The time with watercolor and brushes and a cup of tea in the pre-dawn.

    A Waldorf nursery program that understands our views on vaccination.

    The presence of my sweet husband in his sleepy flannel-ness taking his usual place at the morning parenting reins.

    Dear soul-sister/friends infiltrating the grayness of my corporate world.

    The tang of home-roasted ratatouille in a sleek thermos to transport me from my beige cube to the garden.

    The beautiful gypsy-crazy summer kitchen on wheels that my husband is constructing in our yard, complete with re-purposed kitchy pink “marble” formica counter tops and a kitchen sink!

  2. amy fry says:

    Rachel~You are too dear~Post here when you “Feel” like it~and don’t~when you don’t! Do not let the guilt of either force you away from this spot~Those of us who read your blog~are much like you~We are very much like you~That is why we come to this space….So~we would rather have you on your own terms than not at all:) Having said that… ~I read Ann Voskamp a while back and am up to close to 6,000 thank you’s…..This practice has not only made me aware each evening when I write them in one of my journals but also has spilled over into my….all day ~I catch myself giving thanks throughout the day…Like when I recall why I actually went into another room in the house for….Eureka!….I remember what it was!!! Thank you~God! …..and Thank you~Rachel for being you and teaching me how to make awesome yogurt without my old tried and true oven….and chai…That is out of this world….and your bug spray….Thank you:)

  3. Karen C says:

    From my Gratitude Journal this morning…

    I am grateful for…

    A good night’s sleep.

    My internet friends.

    My growing business.

    Fabric scraps.

    All the wonderful people in my life.

    My beekeeping mentor and all the help she has given me.

    Beautiful running weather.

    My new iPad.

    To be in the Friends’ Craft Show this weekend.

    Hexagon quilts.

    Thank you, Rachel, for reminding us to be grateful. I think it goes without saying that we are all grateful for you!

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