Attitude of Gratitude

I first came across this idea as Project Gratitude through a fellow blogger, Writing Ruth. I had looked for a way to cherish and acknowledge some things in each day that I appreciate. So much of what I feel in a day rushes through me and I am often left overwhelmed. This list is my daily reminder of what those little aspects are, and how each day has worth.  I am thankful for what I have and where I am, but it’s easy to be complacent or to feel ‘not good enough.’ By being more focused on the little bits that make up my bigger picture, I hope to share more peace with my day. I will archive my daily reminders and post them at month’s end.  


September 2014

 1. a Labour day at home — going out for another group trail run — assessing where I am, not where I would wish/hope to be — my son’s help with snipping and raking up garden brush — clean sheets — going to bed early.

2. green lights in traffic — my daughter’s care and consideration when making a burial plot for our departed hamster — that kids soccer starts this week — remembering to do what I’d forgotten to do (in a timely way).

3. first soccer practice for my son — sunshine — white wine.

4.  my son for watering the garden — fresh tomatoes from the garden — yummy greens and kale salad — decadent coffee.

5. sleep.

6. my mom coming to visit — that she is so self sufficient — that traffic was light on my drive out to the airport — taking the day off from running.

7. managing to make it through another long(er) run — feeling good after my run — ice bath for my foot — chocolate/pumpkin seed bark.

8. burgers —  that the restaurant texted us when our table was ready — a burger place that has fresh salad and delicious burgers — finally buying a new broom. 

9. my mom taking care of the kids this week.

10. my mom cleaning up after me (and the rest of my family) — getting to the gym — that we managed to make it to the beach — that my son and mom went for a swim — that we did manage to get home and get to soccer practice.

11. finishing a good book (The signature of all things)

12. starting a new book —  having a meal together — seeing that little things are important.

13. helping out with the aid station at the race — enjoying the sunshine — dressing up — going out for a quick bite with my Sweet — easy parking for the music festival.

14. taking care of my foot instead of running — learning that I am not the only injured runner in the world — that pain means something — drinking extra coffee — taking a nap.

15. that summer is still hanging around — reading other bloggers (you guys are good!) –


19 thoughts on “Attitude of Gratitude

  1. Oh my goodness! I’m just now seeing this. I’m so honored to see the idea catching on at other sites! I can’t wait to hear about how it goes for you. Happy Gratitude to you! And *thank you*!

  2. I keep a Gratitude Journal by my bedside but I love your idea about keeping track via your blog and sharing with the world. I think I may just nick your idea for my blog. Congrats again on being Freshly Pressed!

    • Nice!
      At months’s end I will write a summary gratitude post and also include the daily gratitudes on the A of G page. I like it; it’s good to be mindful and present in one’s day. :)
      Go ahead and nick!

      • Thanks! I just nicked it. I named the category: G is for Gratitude baby! :-)

        My blog is still in noob phase and as a result is a work in progress… I am fairly new to blogging so I’m learning as I go. :-/

      • Hey GiRRL….
        Keep going with the blogging. I really enjoy it and find you can meet a whole slew of crazy cats out there. (Did you like my reference to cats?)
        I find you learn by doing, reading, commenting and copying. (not literally copying, but using as an example).
        I like the G is for Gratitude…

  3. This is a great idea. I just finished Rhonda Byrne’s Magic, so I have a list of 280 things to be grateful for–10/day for 28 days. I wanted to continue the practice, and now you have given me the solution. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

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