Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward


So, I will take this quote to heart…


With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, my mind wanders to all things good and giving! I’ve been thinking this week (especially) about what I am grateful for.  Some things are big, some are small, no judgment in their order… all are tied together in my heart with gratitude.


  1. my Mom’s better health
  2. my loving, giving boyfriend
  3. my interesting LDW career
  4. my wonderful LDW clients
  5. roaring fires in our fireplace
  6. a warm hand to hold
  7. delicious, healthy food
  8. our cozy, warm bed
  9. my special, supportive friends
  10. feeling loved
  11. feeling appreciated
  12. feeling respected
  13. feeling adored
  14. feeling liked
  15. feeling that I make a difference
  16. my health
  17. my senses
  18. our cuddly kitty
  19. being compassionate
  20. a new sense of community


And here are two more quotes that I especially like…


Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~American Indian saying

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie


So, tell me…what are YOU grateful for? Perhaps there is something or somethings on my gratitude list that you would put on yours?