Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y
{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.} 

This week I am joining Taryn at Wooly Moss Roots  to share some of the things that I have been grateful for this week.

I love the idea of gratitude, and think it is very important to remember the things that we are grateful for in our lives.  When I was young, and feeling down, my mother would always remind me to count my blessings.  After listing off the things I was grateful for I would always feel better.

I have had a wonderful week and have a lot to be grateful for, so here is my list.

  • This week we took a mid-week trip to the coast, I am always grateful to spend time with my family, and our two labs.
  • I am grateful for history- we explored old buildings and historical locations- it was interesting imagining what the places where like when they were originally in use.
  • I am grateful for the feeling of the ocean waves splashing on my legs and feet- so relaxing.
  • I am grateful for sharing good meals and fun movies with my family.
  • I am grateful for being silly with my family, it is so fun to laugh and play, and make fun memories together.  
  • I am grateful for flavors- this week I enjoyed some good flavorful food- from the buckwheat pancakes I had for breakfast, to the molasses salt water taffy I found at the candy store.
  • I am thankful for all of the tall beautiful Douglas Fir Trees we saw on our way through the Coastal Range.
  • I am thankful for all the rain we have been having- my garden loves it!
  • I am thankful for my van "Penny" as we lovingly call her, she is a very comfortable and a good running vehicle.
  • I am grateful to come home after a vacation- even though I loved our vacation, and could live very happily at the beach, I am grateful to have a nice home, in a nice little town, with my garden growing, and my kitchen with everything I need to cook. 
  • I am grateful for my wonderful hubby and my precious daughter and son- there is no one quite like family! 
  • And I am always grateful for my faith in my wonderful savior Jesus.  I am grateful for one of my favorite verses- Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Gratitude lists always make me happy, I enjoyed thinking through my week. :)


  1. Hello April!
    Thanks for joining Gratitude Sunday! What a wonderful list. I really enjoyed reading it. :)
    The beach sounds really nice, our family wants to go there soon.

    Love, Taryn

  2. All wonderful things to be grateful for! Glad you made some happy memories with your family!

  3. Hi! I just hopped over from Jane's blog. The name Astoria rang a son was stationed there last summer (he is in the coast guard). Glad you had such a good trip! love,andrea

  4. Thank you Taryn, Jane and Andrea for stopping by and for your nice comments. I love beach trips, very fun memories for sure!

    Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!

  5. Hi April, I'm visiting from my blog MontanaSolarCreations- such a lovely list of gratitudes! Since we live in Montana we rarely get to take a trip to the ocean but reading about your visit there made me reminisce....
    thank you for sharing :)

  6. Gratitude can fill a heart. Are those foxgloves yours?

    With All That I Am
    Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"


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