Another week, another Gratitude Sunday…

Quotes on Gratitude

“Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise–then you will discover the fullness of your life.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast

“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play and to look up at the stars.” — Henry Van Dyke

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” — John Ruskin

Gratitude List for the week ending October 16


    Shanahan Ridge Trail


    Losing my iPhone on a hike, but then finding it again when I took the hike the second day.

  2. Thus, getting to hike on two gorgeous fall days in Boulder
  3. Joining the Margareaders for another great meeting after missing last month.
  4. Homemade tomato, white bean, sausage and spinach soup made with garden tomatoes
  5. Homemade chicken noodle soup (I’m on a soup kick) made with garden carrots
  6. Phil’s parents arrived safely for a nice long visit.
  7. Em, though sick, got to take a nap with her grandmother in a patch of sun by the back patio.
  8. Helping out as Em’s school’s liaison to the The Lunch Box, an organization I am very passionate about
  9. Lots of great comments on the blog this week – thanks to you all!
  10. Re-reading the Harry Potter series.  I’d forgotten how delightful the beginning two are – it’s been years since I read them.
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  1. I love that you were able to find your iPhone the next day while still enjoying the gorgeous weather and hiking!!!

    I adore Harry Potter! Looking forward to seeing PT1 for HP7!!!

    I’m a new follower! It’s nice to meet you!

    • Hi Jen! So glad to have you! I can’t wait for Part I of HP7 either – that’s why I’m re-reading all of the books. I read Deathly Hallows so fast I swear I hardly remember any of it.

      I’m now following you too. 🙂

  2. Great list, Julie.

    It’s been ages since I’ve read the Harry Potter series . . . but I read and enjoyed them all.

    Yay for hiking, and soup, and finding missing stuff. 🙂

  3. I can’t believe you found your phone!! And 2 wonderful hikes? Double score.

    Love Harry Potter, and keep thinking I will re-read someday.

  4. Hi Jen –

    Love your spot on the internet here! And I love it even more that you found your iPhone when you went back! How awesome is that? Just curious – did you use the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature? or did you really just want to get out and hike 2 days in a row? 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the quotes and your list!

    Be Well.

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