November 4, 2012

~ Gratitude Sunday ~


{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.} 
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If you would like to join us, see below. 
Our gratefulness feeds one another. 
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This Sunday, I am Grateful that I find myself here, doing a grateful post...  
Its easy to forget what is so very right in the world. 

*  First of all, I am grateful for my darling, Steve.   He's been going thru a very intensive transistion which is having a joyously positive effect on our household!

*  I'm grateful for the freezer full of beef and deer meat.  Beef given from my dad and deer brought in by my darling. 

*  Also grateful for Garden goodness:  the jars of tomatoes, salsa, pickles...  Stored Squash, pumpkins, potatoes and carrots that are squirreled away away downstairs for us to enjoy this winter. 

*  We are fed even when times are tough.
* Perhaps it sounds cliche, but I am ever grateful for our safety and feel for those who live in war or hurricane torn areas on this earth.  

I am grateful for the snow!  We've been waiting for the white stuff to play in.  I love how the crisp air feels in my lungs  :0)

*  I'm grateful to be so close to my family - 5 hours drive is far better than a 4 day drive how it used to be when we lived in the Yukon!  

* For the communities getting together today in Lake Alma for a good old trade show!  Visits with friends and meeting new people.  

* People (at trade shows)  who like to do tradesies with me and my soaps, Salves and Teas!  I'd prefer home made perogies, fresh garden salsa and lefse to money any day!!

* I'm grateful to the skilled woman down at the local newspaper for making all my labels - and especially for staying late on a Friday night, to do some last minute work...  My printer and everything else was working against me and I just could NOT print the simplest label. 

* So grateful and proud of my Attie for finally peein and pooing on the potty almost all the time!!

* glad that the sweet baby found her thumb so she can sooth herself some of the time.

*And that she smiles at us a lot!  It melts my heart.

* grateful as I remember last year at this time, when I lost my dearest girl, Freedom (my dog and traveling partner of 7 years).  The caring and kind help I received from friends.  Escorting us to a beautyful spot in the hills for her final napping place...  
Bless you dear Freedom. You're always at my side.
* I'm SO grateful for my neighbor next door who was cleaning out her wonderful sewing basement and gave me so much fabric, including a whole bunch of felted sweaters (!!!)  so I might make mitts for my family and to earn some income!!

* I am grateful as I pay the bills - that my house is warm, that I have light - even in the night time when the world is dark, that we have water flowing from the tap, shower and washing machine to make life easy, internet to keep connected with the world, phones to be connected with eachother...

* I'm grateful for Taryn for reminding me how awesome I have it!!


Gratitude Sunday

3 comments:

momto5 said...

i, too, remind myself of the blessings of bills. they mean i have lights, water, heat, etc. happy week ahead.

Tara said...

What a wonderful list, Erin. Made me tear up a little.

You're a beautiful lady!

xo

Taryn Kae Wilson said...

Erin,
All that food sounds soo good! :)

And trades are so fun.

Beautiful list.

Love,
Taryn

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