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This week’s Gratitude Sunday…

Quotes on Gratitude

“Enough is a feast.” — Buddhist Proverb

“Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart – a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water – I accept with joy.” — Bhagavad Gita

“He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.” — Lao Tzu

Gratitude List for the week ending September 24th

  1. While we were driving in the car, Em said to me for no specific reason, “Mommy, I just feel so grateful for you right now.”Β  I almost cried.
  2. Em had a great time on her first extended overnight camp out without mom and dad.
  3. We got to spend some extra time with Jay this weekend.Β  He seldom gets to be the only child, and it was fun focusing on him.
  4. GORGEOUS fall weather, and we get to look forward to another full week of the same.
  5. Spectacular sunsets over the mountains
  6. I attended a very informative travel writing workshop at the Boulder Bookstore.
  7. The Boulder Bookstore – they always put on wonderful events and the staff is knowledgeable.Β  They even read books!
  8. A friend who went over and above to help me with a project I’m working on
  9. Exercising outdoors in this perfect weather
  10. The fact that I am loving every minute of my work.Β  You know the phrase, “Do what you love and the money will follow”? Well, I’m ready…

What are you grateful for this week?

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  1. The Boulder Bookstore is beautiful! πŸ™‚ I may have to add that to my “Places I Must Go” list.

    I love #10 . . . just the other day I told my students the old adage: If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. It’s a joy a I wish for everyone. πŸ™‚

  2. Wow, I was almost in tears at what Em said too πŸ™‚

    I am grateful for an Indian summer and constructive critique partners.

    Have a great week, Julie.

  3. I think my family needs to make a trip to Boulder to visit this bookstore. I’m grateful for fall. My son and I attended a church retreat near Westcliffe, CO. Very pretty.

  4. What a beautiful post, and congratulations on #1 but also on #10. Of course, your approach to life not only contributes to attracting work you love but helping you find something to love in your work.

    I loved this: β€œHe who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.” β€” Lao Tzu

  5. Love your gratitude Sunday post.
    I’m grateful I registered for museonlineconference in time but forgot to spread the word and now I think registration is closed. I did talk it up this summer at my writers group so I hope everyone is registered. If you might like this try the link here: //
    I’m also happy for the fall weather we have. But the stink bugs are back! yuck.
    I’m not so good at gratitude as you, Julie. I have a but in all of them.. Will work on that.

  6. I am grateful for dog walks in this wonderful weather. Great list as usual Julie. Your ‘project’ sounds intriguing, good luck!

  7. Catherine,

    Walking the dog is infinitely more enjoyable in this weather. Will be revealing some deets about the project soon…. *coy smile*

  8. OMG, I can’t believe your daughter said that to you. No wonder you wanted to cry! That is a moment you’ll remember forever. Wow.

    I’m grateful for time to work, and I’m grateful for progress…even if it’s a tiny amount!

  9. Going by the theory that it is not the next day until the sun comes up…

    I am grateful for my husband, who is truly the yang to my yin.
    I am grateful for DS (dear son) 1, age 14, who questions just about everything, takes things apart to see how they work, and demonstrably cares for his younger siblings.
    I am grateful for DS2, age 13, who despite being touch-averse, gives numerous hugs each day (by placing his arm around my back and touching his head to my shoulder.
    I am grateful for DD, age 8, whose giggle makes me feel like a kid again myself.

  10. Well Em may have only ALMOST made YOU cry, but she DID make me cry, so there’s that… (yes, I’m a sap). I love the gratitude and do what you love stuff. I wish so much the writing would pay enough to quit my day job, but I love it enough I will do it anyway.

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