Sunday, January 20, 2013

G r a t i t u d e * S u n d a y

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y
{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.} 
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Our gratefulness feeds one another. 
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Throughout the week I've felt grateful for: 

-Still having fresh mint growing in the garden. Many days Bracken and I visit the garden and nibble on the fresh leaves.
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-De-cluttering areas of the house. What a difference!
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-Writing some thank you cards I had been meaning to write for awhile.
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-Trying new things.
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-My sister calling with the good news saying she got the position at work she wanted. Congrats Sam!
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-Making a batch of grain-free applesauce elderberry muffins that turned out great! (I plan on sharing the recipe with you when I test out and tweak my experiment a few more times.)
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-Brand new sheets on our bed! Thankful for the gift certificate I bought them with too.
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-Happening to look out the window and seeing that a light in our car was left on so we were able to get it turned off.
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-How freeing it can be to step out of my comfort zone a little.
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-Our family getting firewood and gathering kindling outside. We had a lot of fun together. (In between Bracken helping put the sticks in piles, he sang us songs into his "hand microphone.")
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-Giving Bracken wheelbarrow rides around the front yard.
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-The smell of sap in the firewood as we brought it in the house. It made me stop everything to inhale the sweet scent.
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-The good feeling of sore muscles after exercise.
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-A rough day ending on a better note.
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-Our truck being towed out of our driveway.
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-Going outside and looking at the stars on a cold winter night. The sky was so clear and the stars were so bright.
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-Some time for me to regenerate while Bracken took a nap.
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-Butternut squash warm from the oven. Delicious, comforting food this time of year.
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-A few moments barefoot in the winter sun. So refreshing!
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-Playing with dear friends at the park, in warm gorgeous weather, and Bracken going on a swing for the first time. (He loved it!)
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-Spending time with my dad yesterday and going to the beach. The weather was simply amazing. 
You can read more about the inspiration for Gratitude Sunday here.
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What have you felt grateful for throughout your week?
Gratitude Sunday