Monday, January 30, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 62

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful

"In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths; to wait for some special day - or to celebrate each special day." - Rasheed Ogunlaru

Well, happy Monday, friends. It's been one of those perfectly relaxing weekends. How was it for you?
I'm still in a little bit of disbelief that we are going to be in February later this week, but I'll be spending the next few days preparing for the new month. Here's to a busy and productive week!

This week, I'm grateful for:
  • Sleeping in. Because who doesn't enjoy this?
  • Snow in the forecast. We've been waiting for some measurable snow this year and it appears we might be getting some later this week. Crossing my fingers...
  • Letting go of something old and supporting an organization I love. I checked something off my list this week. It's been on my list for a long time. One of those things that's "on the list" but not really because you don't want to admit it's time to let go. Last fall, I decided to close up shop on my jewelry design business and this weekend, I made it official. I packed up all my supplies and shared it with a friend who leads a Girl Scout troop. They plan to use these items for a jewelry making badge. It makes me so happy to know that it will be put to good use and I'm smiling inside thinking about how much I enjoyed making beautiful things for people I love.
  • Simplifying my life. I've been intentionally practicing minimalism the last few months and I'm finally at a place where I feel happy with the "space" I've created around myself and how calm I feel. I've come to realize that clutter and I just don't get along very well.
  • Big pots of soup. I made a giant pot of vegetable chowder and it was so good. Problem is, it's gone (thanks to some hungry family members) and I'm craving more as I write this...
What are you feeling grateful for today?

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  1. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.January 30, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    This morning, I'm grateful our county closed down our schools for a Snow Day. Though there are very few signs of snow (it barely flurried yesterday), but I guess the black ice in some areas were enough to close down schools. So I'm thankful for an extended weekend :)

  2. A long weekend is ALWAYS something to be grateful for! :)

  3. I always love to hear about things people are grateful for! I would love a sleep-in sometime soon, but until then I am grateful for a patient and loving family, good friends (particularly recently when times haven't been the easiest), a busy social schedule AND a short holiday coming up soon!

  4. Sounds like you have a lot to be grateful for too! :)

  5. Gratitude posts make me happy. Like you, I had a relaxing weekend also and actually spent the whole day in the house on Sunday! Hope it's a fantastic week.

  6. I'm glad to hear your weekend was relaxing too! Thanks for stopping by to say hello, Sheryl!

  7. Oh this is so cool idea!
    Sometimes before sleeping I like to think about what I am grateful in this day.
    And I didn't though about making post of it. Great idea!^^