This week’s Gratitude Sunday post…

Quotes on Gratitude

“I have learned that happiness is not determined by circumstances. Happiness is not what happens when everything goes the way you think it should go: happiness is what happens when you decide to be happy.” — Marianne Williamson

“Gratefulness for what is there is one of the most powerful tools for creating what is not yet there. What does gratefulness mean? It means you appreciate what is. You value, you give attention to, you honor whatever is here at this moment.” — Eckhart Tolle

“The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get.” — Oprah Winfrey

Gratitude List for the week ending February 18

  1. Valentine flowers, for both me AND Em
  2. Valentine phone call
  3. Getting through all the posts piled up in my Google Reader
  4. Great meeting with a consultant who is kicking my butt helping me build a better business – online presence and all
  5. Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives – for keeping me company when I’m on the treadmill
  6. The fact that when Jay got the croup this week, he didn’t need an ER visit.
  7. EPIC sledding on the street in front of the Breckenridge house
  8. Katie Davis’ Brain Burps About Books podcast.  I always drive to Breckenridge by myself to get things ready. She keeps me company AND I learn a ton.
  9. Splurging on Alaskan King Crab legs for dinner on Saturday.  So so good!
  10. Michigan beat Ohio State in their basketball game.

What are you grateful for this week?

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  1. Hey Julie,

    This is right on time for me today. I absolutely had to stop and shift my own negative thinking by pushing myself into attitude-of-gratitude mode. It helped. On the sports note, I’m still excited about the NYGiants winning the Super Bowl, lol.

    Thanks for a timely and important post, one that begs to be shared!

  2. Reblogged this on Joanna Aislinn's Blog–Love, Life Lessons and Then Some and commented:
    I suppose this is “cheating” as a means of putting up a post, but it came when I needed it. I’m sharing it in the hopes it will reach someone else who stands to benefit from it!

  3. I echo #6. We are almost through February without a visit to the ER. I hope I don’t jinx myself! I think I have had visits to the ER 3 out of the past 4 years in February for some respiratory illness or another.

    I am thankful for my grandparents’ 65th wedding anniversary party today. Amazing that they are still so much in love after all these years.

  4. Glad your son didn’t need an ER visit – croup is so scary! And also glad to know there’s another Grey’s fan out there 🙂

  5. Loved the gratitude quotes. They were just what I needed before a Monday. Thanks for sharing them!

  6. I am grateful for your blog. I look forward to it. Thank you…..

  7. Love this, Julie 🙂

    I’m grateful for dear friends who are always there <3

  8. I am grateful to have seen that gorgeous and colorful bouquet framed by that awesome piece of art! Thanks, Julie.

  9. Grateful I made it through an effort to make a treat for church and for the local SCWBI critique group. Glad I made time to go. (Glad you didn’t have to make an ER trip)

  10. I’m grateful to have been headache free for almost 3 weeks.

  11. Your Gratitude Sunday posts are one of my favorites – I look forward to them every week! Today I’m grateful that I get to tag along on my husband’s business trip to London and get some writing done AND see a very good friend!

  12. Now I feel like I am topped up with thankfulness. I so enjoy all this gratitude each week. Those crabs sound delicious.

    I am grateful for all those amazing pitches this week… just more testimony to what is happening through 12×12, Julie!

  13. For a better outlook this week!!

  14. I love this Gratitude Sunday idea, fabulous! Congrats on the flowers and crab dinner!

  15. I’m so grateful to be a source of gratefulness!

  16. This week I’m grateful for a three day weekend and time with my mom. 🙂

  17. I can relate
    to 3, 5 and 8…
    Seriously and not just because they rhyme…that just happened 🙂

  18. Love your photograph, Julie! And grateful to be reminded to be grateful.

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