Barefoot by the Sea: I Am Grateful

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I Am Grateful


grate·ful/ˈgrātfəl/
Adjective:
Feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.
Synonyms:thankful - appreciative - beholden
At our house, we've kept a Grateful Log every year since our first daughter was born. During the month of November and at random times during the year, we've made a point to write down what things we are most grateful for in our lives.  It's so much fun to reminisce and see what each of us have said over the years.  It's so important to teach our children and remind ourselves of the things that mean the most to us in life.  Keeping a journal or a log really makes me think and appreciate those things.  I certainly have seen a lot of these posts on Facebook and throughout the social media atmosphere so I know I am not alone.  But, I do think it's a great reminder to take joy in all the wonderful things that you have in your life.  Sometimes the simple, purposeful act of writing it on paper makes it clearer and reminds us to take a minute in our busy lives to really think about these important things.  They can be the really big or things that just bring you simple joy.


Sydney says, "Today I am most grateful for my beautiful artwork and my glitter glue." 
What are you grateful for today?  

6 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea! I too have seen many people posting their daily gratefuls! I think we may need to try this at home. I love the idea of it all being kept in a journal, to look back on. So many things we take for granted because we spend so much time wishing things were different. Thank you my friend. Today, and always, I'm grateful to have such a wonderful friend in you! ox

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    1. I feel the same way my friend! :) I think you will love doing this. We also pick our fav to read at Thanksgiving....last year I think mine was a Starbucks Grande Latte, just saying.

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  2. I keep a gratitude journal, and I like to look back when I am having a rough day. I think that it is important to keep track of all the small things :-) And glitter glue, who wouldn't be grateful for glitter glue!?

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    1. I know I am most happy for that well - I owe it all to you girl!

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  3. Fabulous idea! I bet it is a lot of fun to see what kids say over the years. So much fun to look back on :)

    Today I am thankful for the pumpkin spice cappuccino I picked up at the gas station because it was surprisingly yummy!

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    1. Surprises are THE BEST! That sounds really yummy and I bet without the pricetag of some of my fav chain!

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