Every year or so around this time it seems I write a post on Gratitude. So this year as you see is no different. πŸ™‚ Being grateful for all of the things that I have…all of the blessings and beauty that surrounds me, is where I always strive to be. πŸ™‚


I forget exactly when or how it started…but John and I share gratitude’s almost every night as we sit down together for dinner. Before we begin to eat, we go back and forth sharing all of the moments that filled us with gratitude on that day. It’s such an important and wonderful ritual now for us. I honestly miss it when we’re away from home or with others and we don’t share what has been so wonderful in our day. It often feels like something is missing. πŸ™‚


I really love this poem I found on Gratitude. It was written by a BU Alum named Rebecca Sparks.


I think I need to tend the garden,

oh, can I call it mine?

I offer care, water, earth

the rest is Sun and time


A life to live is no small thing,

though small things are treasures, too

to wonder, breathe, and hold, and sing.

to wake up facing you


So what am I grateful for?!? So many things!!! Here are just a few:

a partner who loves me fully, freely, and unconditionally

a huge stack of seasoned firewood that keeps us warm and smiling on those cold days and nights

our beautiful, kind, and loving friends

feeling loved, supported, and respected where I work

loving what I do and feeling good about it almost every day

being able to give to organizations that give me so much

living in a region (town) that aligns with my morals and values


So what about YOU?? What are YOU grateful for?? I would love it if you’d share some of your gratitude’s here with me!! I so love hearing what others are grateful for in their lives!! πŸ™‚


Happy, Healthy, & Yummy Thanksgiving!!!!



Joy & Love,

Goddess Mandy πŸ™‚ XO