A day late, but here it is…

Quotes on Gratitude

“Let’s give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” — Native American proverb

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” — Dalai Lama

“Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself.” — Rumi

Gratitude list for the week ending April 23

  1. Em ROCKED her presentation on Pompeii. Every second grader in her class had to do a personal presentation this year, and last Friday was her turn. She decided on Pompeii because we will visit during our trip to Italy. The class sat enthralled, and her teacher told me that Em’s presentation was fifth-grade level.  Plus, the whole family got involved (Jay helped make the clay volcano) and we all learned a lot along the way.
  2. We took the kids to see Rio (VERY cute movie), and we were the only ones in the theater.  At the end of the movie, the kids got up and danced to the infectious music.
  3. After two days of clouds and rain, the sun came out just in time to film the virtual tour of our house that will be included in its listing.
  4. The yard looks amazing thanks to getting all of the weeding done and picking up all the twigs and debris leftover from winter.
  5. My mother made it successfully through her knee surgery on Monday and is recovering nicely.
  6. Phil was home all week – a rarity these days.
  7. The doggie Easter Egg hunt at Rocky’s day care
  8. Coloring eggs with the kids
  9. Black cows grazing on golden hills
  10. Tulips blooming in Boulder

What are you grateful for this week?

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  1. What a great project for Em (and the family).

    Your visit to Pompeii will be even more memorable this summer because of it.

    Glad that the sun shone for your Virtual Tour. It makes a difference in how the house shows.

  2. Great that Em is getting practise of presentations, they can be scary.

    You’ve got a lot on with moving and holidaying in Italy. It makes my parents coming next week sound boring. Can’t wait though!

  3. kay and Bob Hedlund

    Molly’s presentation was beyond anything we could imagine a second grader could do. I learned a lot and was kept interested the entire twenty minutes. She knew her subject thoroughly and answered all the questions. The other children in the class listened attentively and seemed inspired by Molly’s subject for her presentation. The visuals (poster board, Vesuvius model and pumice) aided the talk and engaged everyone…Molly referred to them with advantage for everyone. Her Boppy (Paternal Grandfather) was amazed at her postural dexterity — commenting one time when she had her left foot facing forward and her right foot facing left at a right angle. She had poise and naturalness. Altogether, an extraordinary job! We’re so proud and awed by her.

    Love, Grandma Kay and Boppy

  4. Julie… While I have been blogging for a few months now, I have been too busy writing for work to spend time on other people’s blogs. Until this weekend… I was reading through several posts on your blog and really enjoying it. I love your gratitude days. When I pray at night, which is not as often as I should, I often begin by expressing gratitude for the blessings in my life … Living in a safe county, the health of my children, clean water, etc. I will be back. Kp

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