This is such an amazing time of year. 

Gratitude swirls all around us. 

 The challenge for me is to keep the color of gratitude alive in my all-day, everyday thinking. 

 

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We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.  Cynthia Odic 

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Thank you God for the

messes of toddlerhood, childhood and the teenage years.

Thank you for

crayons on the table, floor & bed, 

sticky faces and dirty toes,

smiles that greet me each morning,

and even permant sharpie on the couch.

Thank You for every part of this life. 

 

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Anywhere is paradise.  It’s up to you.   Unknown

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Re-framing plays a huge roll in my daily graditude— 

Kid screams uncontrollably in the store = “Thank you God for his healthy lungs that function and his stong will!”

Lunch that ended up on the floor, wall and table =  “Thank you God for all this food that nurishes their little bodies.”

6AM, tired, need sleep, kids AWAKE =  “What a way to wake up!  Thanks God for these morning hugs and all the energy and enthusiasmthis morning.”

Mounds of never ending laundry on the couch = “Thank You for all these clothes for my children!” 

 

The excursion is the same when I go looking for

 graditude and joy

 or

complaints and misery. 

 

My prayer for this Thanksgiving week and always is gratitude, NO EXCEPTIONS!

I hope you are finding gratitude and joy EVERYWHERE!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo