An Attitude of Gratitude: Day 6

On Facebook I had a memory from 3 years ago that we had our home leased-to-own and were practically homeless waiting on the bank to approve our offer on a short-sale home that was closer to my work and my husband’s schooling.  After 3 years we are still “homeless” in a manner of speaking.  Our family was uprooted, we didn’t get the approval of our offer after 18 months of waiting and adding real estate addendum’s to our original offer. After 18 months of waiting we found out we were not approved to purchase the home we had grown to love, we were forced to make a few big decisions about what we wanted to do and where we were going to live.  That was the point when we decided to build a new home and move back to the community we had left and our hearts longed for.

good things fall apart for better things

The past few years have been a huge learning adjustment, a faith builder and adventure. Although they have not been “easy” years they have been wonderful in many, many little ways. Count your blessings, take a day at a time, have faith, be patient and be grateful.

Today I am so thankful for memories and opportunities to learn and grow.  I am thankful for opportunities that don’t turn out as we planned so we can open new doors of opportunity and growth.

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An Attitude of Gratitude: Day 4 and 5

Sunday at our home is a day set aside for family and faith.  I recently implemented a practice of no social media or personal electronic games on Sunday at our home.  We have enjoyed focusing on family and reading.

So, with that said I didn’t post my gratitude for Sunday to stick with my practice.  So, today you get two.

Sunday, I spend some time with my oldest daughter and my son teaching them how to make Banana bread.  My son, who is 4 loves to smash the bananas and my daughter, who is 9 is learning fractions so it was a good opportunity to teach her how to add fractions by doubling the batch.  I am so grateful for my children and the fun and challenges that they bring to my life.  Things aren’t always easy or fun and we have frustrations; however, we take each day and use it for learning and growth

Today, I woke up to snow.  I absolutely LOVE the snow and the excitement of winter and the holidays.  I love it when the world is white and the trees are frosty.  So, today I am thankful for the snow.

I hope you have a wonderful day! 


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An Attitdue of Gratitude: Day 3

Saturday is a busy day at our place. We are building a home and doing the work ourselves. So, on top of regular Saturday activities we have that challenge as well. 

So, as I have been working today, I couldn’t help but think of what I am grateful for today.  Today it is knowledge. The ability to open our minds to new understanding and new opportunities.  

I hope today is a great day and you can be thankful for something you have learned or make it a goal to learn something new.  


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An Attitude of Gratitude Challenge: Day 2

Happiness is

I think too often, we think that things will make us happy.  We live in a society where bigger, better, greater, faster is the competition of the day.  We often lose sight of the little things that bring us the greatest joy.

I really like this quote that living with love, grace and gratitude is what will bring us the greatest happiness.  I have spent several months dealing with feelings of doubt, insecurity, and just not feeling good enough for anything or anyone.  Once I realized that I was filling my world with things and not filling my heart with love and appreciation I realized why I felt the way I did.

I encourage you today to find once thing that you truly Love about life and be thankful for it.   It may be something simple, or something grand. It may be something new or something that has been there all along.  Whatever it is, I hope you find a reason to be grateful for life today.

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An Attitude Of Gratitude Challenge

Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away! It is such a great time to appreciate the things and the people we have in our lives. There is always something to be thankful for.

Always Thankful

From now until Thanksgiving I challenge you to find something in each day to be thankful for. Send someone a note to say Thanks for all you do, or show your appreciation in little ways. Please feel free to share in the comments something you are thankful for.

Today, I am thankful for my children who woke up with smiles on their faces and a cheery attitude.

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Inspirations and Quotes


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Wild Roses

Just a little Saturday morning hello. 

When I was a child growing up there was a ditch that ran behind our home. Bunches of wild roses grew along it and I love to pick them. 

My girls and I were out walking last night and along the ditch across the street from our new home I found wild roses. 

  I love finding the simple joys of life. I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day and enjoy a simple joy. 

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Crop Dusters

For What I Love Wednesday I wanted to share this photo.  My Son and I watched this helicopter crop dusting this morning.  cropdusterw_watermark

It was a nice reminder that I love where I live, and I love nature and I enjoy being outdoors.  It was a nice reminder on a busy morning that sometimes it is the simplest things in life that bring us the greatest joys.  We loved watching him swoop through the fields and turn around.  My son especially loved that it was right by our house.

I hope that you love your Wednesday and find a simple joy in your day.

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Wordless Wednesday Link Party

I cannot believe that May is almost over.  It has been a good month for me and I have made some goals for myself and my blogging.  Having the opportunity to co-host with Oh My Heartsie Girl and the fabulous other bloggers has given me a new perspective on blogging and helped me to find some direction that I was looking for.  I am excited to share this Link Party with you today.  Enjoy the party!

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Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of reverence for me.  I grew up in a house where my father, grandfathers and several uncles served in the military.  I was taught to honor our flag and respect those that defend our freedoms.  I hope you take the time this weekend to appreciate those who have sacrificed so much on our behalf for our country and find fond memories of those who have gone ahead.

Memorial Day

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