by Garrett on August 22, 2014

1. God

2. Opening the heart

3. picking up David at the airport and thinking this is no longer a little boy but an emerging young man

4. That a friend picked up Hannah in Scranton, Pa., so she won’t have to start a new life there though I supposed she could have worked for Dunder Mifflin

5. Whatever I thought was wrong

6. Getting another perspective

7. Going about my day with a generally good will

8. The theme


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by Crystal Pirri on August 21, 2014

  1. Phone call with a creative, incredible soul who’s re-inventing herself as her cells have always longed to do
  2. Friend who lent a hand this eve & brought out a dresser
  3. Walk to the water and its beauty- I wanted a boat to row out in
  4. package in the mail
  5. Prayers
  6. Changing myself one cringe-worthy moment at a time
  7. Intense inner work
  8. for the sake of my babies
  9. Deep breaths
  10. This


by Garrett on August 21, 2014

1. God

2. Reminders and again

(in case I didn’t get it the first time or the other)

3. Lightening sky, like Jean’s description of it :)

4. Phone message from Helen

5. Coffee with Steve and his calm perspective

6. The village green

7. The lady at Hot Dog Annie’s with the apron that read “O Happy Day”

8. Hannah with her multicolored hat signed by all her campers

9. An affectionate cat


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setting things straight :)

by JeanG. on August 19, 2014

  • Watching the awesome sunrise…first the slight orange peeking over the eastern mountains and then the bright light as it appears over the mountains
  • Seeing more vehicles from states we rarely see: New Hampshire! wow! …  PA …  Kansas  …  New York  …  Arkansas
  • Observing a third convertible this summer…a cutzie bright yellow Mustang…fun!
  • GSon and family vacationing at Cannon Beach, OR…nice!
  • Barbara’s friend from Dudley, England, who visits each year
  • Paper dolls
  • Osprey nest on a cell tower…they arrive in April to raise new chicks and return south for the winter :)
  • Son and dil loving their airplane…flying to a small town early in a.m. for breakfast…fun!
  • Daughter taking road trip to northwestern MT…another fun!
  • “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”  -P. Diller



by Crystal Pirri on August 18, 2014

  1. Watching the owl hunt in the back at dusk (he looks smaller, maybe he’s a baby hunting where his parents did?)
  2. Realizing a mistake early
  3. Staying with frustration/discomfort
  4. A text at the perfect time
  5. Fireflies
  6. Patience (oh please fill up my well and expand my stores)
  7. Love
  8. Moments of joy
  9. Growth
  10. This


Good work

by Sally on August 18, 2014

  1. Shampooed carpet
  2. Lake breeze through open windows
  3. High energy
  4. Clean laundry
  5. Teeny Monarch caterpillars
  6. A butterfly ready to emerge from its chrysalis
  7. Yard work
  8. Good exercise
  9. So many flowers :)
  10. Feeling tired in a good way



by Crystal Pirri on August 17, 2014

  1. Smoothies with lemon balm and echinacea from our garden
  2. Visit from a dear friend who I don’t get to see very often
  3. Cradle for my toddler- she loves putting her babies to sleep like mommy does
  4. Paying attention
  5. Less of this (online)
  6. Saying what’s on my heart
  7. Peace
  8. Still stretching to do more of what’s right
  9. this


by Garrett on August 17, 2014

1. God

2. The life of Jay Grateful, which is not his name  but how I have always thought of him.

3. And to Rob for telling us of the celebration of his life.

4. Visitors

5. Examples of gratitude

6. Imagination

7. In all languages

8. Sight

9. Water dogs

10. Harmony rhythm and melody



emissaries and constant gardeners

by Helen on August 17, 2014

Very grateful for:

God’s emissaries

The constant gardeners of Proust’s reference






Mike, in his way



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So Much Gratitude!

by CarolBailey Floyd on August 16, 2014

1.  time spent on the patio next to my memorial fairy rock garden — outstanding!

2.  gratitude to my patient husband who drove me all over town tonight — what a guy!

3.  Zentangle beginning lesson today — a Grandma and her granddaughter in matching Zentangle tennis shoes — fabulous!!

4.  Zentangle Club — making an exploding Zentangle box — way fun!

5.  dark red cherries — oh yes!

6.  counting point for Weight Watchers — then I know when to STOP!  lol

7.  my daughter-in-law, Dyan — what a remarkable woman!

8. watering the garden — love to visit!

9.  heaven blue morning glories — truly heavenly!

10.  making happy bracelets — all kinds of wild and colorful beads!