First full week of summer Gratitude Sunday.

Quotes on Gratitude:

“Reflect each day on all you have to be grateful for and you will receive more to be grateful for.” — Chuck Danes

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” — Margaret Cousins

“For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gratitude List for the week ending June 6

This, the first week of the kids’ summer vacation, I focused on letting the days unfold without excessive planning or expectation.  I was pleasantly surprised by how good it feels to eschew schedules and just go with the flow.  Most of this week’s list is comprised of serendipitous events that arose as a result of slowing down.  All in all, a good first week of summer.

  1. Getting the garden planted.  My mouth is already watering for spring peas, beans and spinach, and of course tomatoes.
  2. Having an impromptu and excellent al fresco dinner out with Phil
  3. Meeting new neighbors, and in the process, scoring a huge pile of free firewood
  4. Discovering a sprinkler at the playground next to the dog park – now I can exercise the kids and the dog at the same time!
  5. Building sand castles
  6. A night to myself – Phil’s out of town and Mom took the kids
  7. Taking the kids to the movie – Shrek 4
  8. Em reading!  She’s read 3 1/2 chapter books this week alone for the summer reading program.
  9. Our first trip to the brand new pool at the YMCA.  Finally, we belong to a gym with a pool.
  10. Seeing the cutest puppies ever at the Humane Society’s Petmobile during the Taste of Louisville festival.

What are you grateful for this week?

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Julie,

    I love that you do this every Sunday. There is so much to be grateful for in life (pardon the bad grammar), and I think it’s great that you share it with everyone.

    I’m grateful to my family for helping me pull off a terrific birthday party for my oldest son, for gorgeous weather, and for a great critique group (just to name a few). 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the highlights in your life.

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