Thursday, September 30, 2010

"The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy" - Henri J. M. Nouwen

I am grateful for the beauty of art and the enjoyment I get from looking at gorgeous artwork. I also am blessed to have so many artists in the immediate family that I can go and enjoy their work.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Some complain that roses have thorns… others rejoice that thorns have roses!" -

I am grateful when our community pulls together and supports a cause. Chris and I went to a community meeting tonight that was organized by Rowland Heights. We are fighting a proposed 775 apartment complex that was originally zoned for a few homes. Everyone in the community does not want the extra traffic and congestion that will certainly come if it is built. I was amazed when I entered the banquet room (where the meeting was to be) and saw over 500 people there, my neighbors, standing up for something that they feel strongly about : )

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"This is the finest measure of thanksgiving: a thankfulness that springs from love." - William C. Skeath

I am grateful for my computer : ) I have been scanning old pictures onto my photo program as well as typing recipes into my work program. I have a lot less junk in my house since I can put it on my computer.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?" - George Canning

I am grateful for all of my friends who share my faith! We are united in a common belief and strengthen each other as we try to make it through this life. Many thanks to all of them : )

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I am grateful for patriotism. I love our country!!! I feel so blessed to live here and appreciate what privileges and responsibilities go with that.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." - William Faulkner

I am grateful that I like to cook. I enjoy trying new recipes, but I also like to make my tried and true ones. I also appreciate that I like most foods and am willing to try almost anything once : )

Saturday, September 18, 2010

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." - G.K. Chesterson

I am grateful for my fathers service as a captain in the 461st Bombardment Squad in the Army Air Corps (now the Air Force)during World War II. I just rediscovered a written account of my fathers missions from one of his crew and it is amazing, he was truly a real hero! How blessed I am to be his daughter : )

Thursday, September 16, 2010

"For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude." - Clarence Hodges

I am grateful for home grown fruits and vegetables! I just stopped at our local farm stand to pick up some of the last of the season produce. I will certainly miss it until it comes back in January. We are blessed her in California to have a longer growing season so the produce stands stay open longer in the season and reopens earlier too.
So good!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from." - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

I am slacking off! So many things going on the past week and I didn't keep up with the gratitude : ) Trying again....
I am grateful when a difficult task is completed. It feels so good especially after all the work and time put into it. Not only can you check it off your list but you feel a great sense of accomplishment!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

"The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." -
John Southard

I am grateful for my daughter Shannon whose birthday is today! She is a wonderful daughter who always thinks about my welfare and is concerned about me. I love her!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

"On the recollection of so many and great favors and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver." - William Bartrand

I am grateful when I have no aches and pains. Now that I am getting older I seem to get them often especially after I have worked hard. Wish it wasn't the case but at least I am still here regardless of the shape my body is in : )

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude." - Clarence E. Hodges

I am grateful for my wonderful husband Chris! He always supports me in whatever I do and gets so excited when I achieve my goals. He stands by me whatever happens and cares deeply about me. I love him so much!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." -
John Sothard

I am grateful for the use of my legs and also grateful that I don't have any disabilities. I really admire those who have to deal with this every day, they are the greatest!