Gratitude and Appreciation – Day 18


Ahh, I knew it would eventually happen. I missed posting my gratitude yesterday. I think I did pretty well though 🙂 I did have my appreciations through out the day yesterday though so all wasn’t lost.

Let’s see if I can do a nice list there, combining all the various things I was grateful for over the two days.

  • Bright blue skies
  • Sunny days
  • A nice clean car
  • Jogging (Hey!! I can jog a little!! Woohooo!)
  • Having the funds to get my grey gone for a while 🙂
  • Having my body let me know that it needed a break from all the exercise I’ve been doing in the last two weeks.
  • Appreciation for my amazing three kids and husband.
  • The wonderful neighborhood I live in.
  • The birds singing in the trees.
  • Appreciation of a good night’s sleep.
  • Appreciation that there will be no alarm clock to wake me up tomorrow!
  • Appreciation of a business that did the honorable thing.
  • Appreciation for the fact that you can never get it wrong because you can never get it done.
  • Gratitude for the new day that tomorrow brings.

Until Tommorrow!

[This is entry 18 of 365 of Operation Gratitude]

Gratitude for Change of Plans – Day 17

Today was a rainy, cold, grey day. It was also a “run the daughter to her dance class after dinner” day as well. On the way home, I was feeling really tired and didn’t feel up to spending the 2 hours trekking back and forth.

I was so very grateful that my daughter had decided that she didn’t want to go to tonight’s class. There is definitely something to be said for little blessings 🙂

Until tomorrow!

[This is entry 17 of 365 of Operation Gratitude]

Awesome Song – A Beautiful Day

A Beautiful Day by India Arie

Life is a journey,
Not a destination,
There are no mistakes,
Just chances we’ve taken
Lay down your regrets cause all we have is now

Wake up in the morning
And get out of bed
Start making a mental list in my head
Of all of the things that I am grateful for

Early in the morning
It’s the dawn of a new day
New hopes new dreams new ways
I open up my eyes and
I open up my mind and
I wonder how life will surprise me today
Early in the morning
It’s the dawn of a new day
New hopes new dreams new ways
I open up my heart and
I’m gon’ do my part and
Make this a positively beautiful day

La la la la la la la la la (x3)
It’s a Beautiful Day (x3)

Life is a challenge not a competition
You can still smell the roses and be on a mission
Just take a moment to get in touch with your heart

Sometimes you feel like you’ve got something to prove
Remind yourself that there’s only one you
Just take a moment to give thanks of who you are
Early in the morning
It’s the dawn of a new day
New hopes, new dreams, new ways
I open up my eyes and
I open up my mind and
I wonder how life will surprise me today

Early in the morning
It’s the dawn of a new day
New hopes, new dreams, new ways
I open up my heart and
I’m gon’ do my part and
Make this a positively beautiful day

La la la la la la la la la (x3)
It’s a Beautiful Day (x2)

Let’s make this a wonderful
Let’s make this a powerful
Let’s make this a Beautiful Day
It’s a Beautiful Day

Life is a journey,
Not a destination,
There are no mistakes,
Just chances we’ve taken
Lay down your regrets cause all we have is now

Gratitude for Health – Day 16

As I write this, one of my dear friends is at a hospital, far away, with her daughter. They aren’t sure what is wrong and a whole battery of tests are currently being run. Unfortunately, the medical issues seem to come one right after another with the whole family.

I am so very grateful for my health and the health of my children. I am grateful for every day that goes by and everyone remains remarkably well. Without a doubt, we all can, and do, focus in on the things in our lives that are not working as we would like. It’s a shame that it takes something like this to cause me to realize how blessed we really are.

Until tomorrow!

[This is entry 16 of 365 of Operation Gratitude]