Gratitude improves every day

Silver lining
Find the sil­ver lining

Grat­i­tude has become a cor­ner­stone of my days. I don’t get to this post every week (though I think it would ben­e­fit me greatly if I did), but I have daily reminders of how blessed my life is.

Today I am grateful…

  • For hav­ing the resources to improve my life.  I am smart, learn quickly and have a pas­sion for help­ing other peo­ple.  It’s pay­ing off.
  • I am grate­ful for the con­stant improve­ments in tech­nol­ogy that make work­ing from home with my kids possible.
  • Tech­nol­ogy has allowed me to make some won­der­ful friends.  We have never met but they help be get through every day and take my blog­ging to the next level.
  • My chil­dren are healthy and grow­ing.  They are strong kids, with quick minds who love to learn and explore their world.
  • I have love in my life.  I meet every per­son with a sense of lov­ing them as they are and hop­ing our inter­ac­tion leaves them with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.
  • I love my home.  It may not be the clean­est home, the neat­est home or the most fash­ion­able home.  But it is ours, and we have enough space to wel­come guests to come visit and connect.

Grat­i­tude keeps me get­ting up in the morn­ing and helps me to find the sil­ver lin­ing in any sit­u­a­tion.  What is your sil­ver lin­ing for today?

So much gratitude today…

Our fam­ily had such a won­der­ful break through this week it’s hard to know where to begin with my grat­i­tude for today.  I am grateful…

  • We were able to improve our family’s cir­cum­stances by real­iz­ing how blessed we have been in our lives.
  • The power of believ­ing the solu­tion to a daunt­ing prob­lem will come does work.  Ask for what you need, believe it will come and find things to be grate­ful for.  Worked for us.
  • My son took a rare nap yes­ter­day.  It afforded me the chance to cook with my daugh­ter and really con­nect with her.  (Cook­ing with 3 year old twins takes a spe­cial kind of patience).  I can han­dle one at a time though.
  • I don’t have to get a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke)
  • I get to keep blog­ging and doing what I love and still sup­port my family.
  • My kids are excited to start preschool and I will get a much needed respite from the daily strug­gles for inde­pen­dence.  My daugh­ter gets her speech ther­apy, my son gets to make new friends and I get some breath­ing room.  It’s a win-win-win.  My favorite kind.
  • I have the oppor­tu­nity to go to the Nat­ural Prod­ucts Expo East 2011 for the first time this year.  I have wanted to attend this expo for years and I finally get to go.

Yes­ter­day was one of the best days of my life and it only gets bet­ter from here.


Things I’m grateful for…

…I can plan our life to fit what we want to do because I work from home.  This is great for me because I never know what I want to do from one day to the next.

…all my mar­ket­ing efforts are start­ing to pay off and June is look­ing to be a GREAT month for business.

…my kids are start­ing to use the potty…FINALLY!  The end of dia­pers is in sight.

…I got an early birth­day present and am work­ing with a per­sonal trainer on reach­ing my fit­ness goal of get­ting back to my pre-pregnancy size and shape.  My body will never be the same but there is lots of room for improvement.

…I have so much love in my life I wake up with a light feel­ing in my soul.

I would love to know what you are grate­ful for today.  Leave a com­ment and share your gratitude.