by Garrett on July 24, 2014

1. God

2. The horizon  and what lies beyond it  continually unfolding

3. Two helpful and well behaved children

4. Sylvia, my aunt, determined as ever

5. Cooler temps

6. Ratatouille

7. Crystal writing in the midst of a busy household with the addition of Hannah, get plenty of rest when you can, Crystal :)

8. A license plate that reads HELLO

9. Cassie gives another family party and now she can rest



Choosing Gratitude

by Sally on July 23, 2014

  1. Luscious, misty green day
  2. Doe and fawn
  3. Birds and squirrels
  4. Creativity
  5. Looking through treasures
  6. Finding rare books
  7. Wholeness
  8. Holiness
  9. Peace in my heart
  10. Holding space for peace in the world

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by Crystal Pirri on July 22, 2014

  1. My mother-in-law is over for a few days to help out
  2. My husband’s good advice, though it tastes sour going down
  3. My daughters (!!)
  4. working out
  5. Raspberry leaf tea
  6. Quiet
  7. Just…allowing
  8. Learning and growing
  9. Healing
  10. This


Grateful for…

by Sally on July 22, 2014

  1. This summer night
  2. My hubby
  3. My cats and dog
  4. My health
  5. My friends
  6. My mind
  7. My heart
  8. My awakening
  9. My gifts
  10. All of you


by Garrett on July 22, 2014

1, God

2. Reminders of gratitude

3. giving until the giving feels like receiving

4. Storytellers

5. Mail delivery :) whether it be in packets of ones and zeroes or packages across zones of five (or sometimes nine) digits

6. Crystal and Ava’s enjoyment of the book and Crystal sending me a picture (to confirm receipt)  It is I’ll Be You and You Be Me, which I learned about from Brain Pickings, a wonderful web site

7. Flexibility

8. Sunshine

9. Teachers everywhere

10. Rebus


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by Crystal Pirri on July 21, 2014

  1. My husband sacrificing sleep so I could have an extra hour
  2. Which made all the difference in my day
  3. Sleepy infant sounds
  4. Heavenly infant smells
  5. Sleep smiles
  6. A surprise package from Garrett today, with an absolutely perfect book (of course!) and two darling plushies
  7. I told my husband that Garrett was the only one to point out the palindromes and he said, “well he is one of the smartest people we know”
  8. Reading about gardening that actually makes sense and seems doable
  9. A little walk down the road
  10. This

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the magic wand of gratitude

by Helen on July 21, 2014

Very Grateful for:
God’s myriads


Time to read a book that I chose, (as in not chosen by a professor because of the profusion of 5-syllable words)

Thinking about the idea and gift of wonder

This song by Susan Enan

the basil, rosemary, oregano, spearmint, parsley in the little potted herb garden

Crystal’s FB picture of angelic Hannah

The redolent scent of pine enveloping my walking detour through the small pine grove.

The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words “thank you”, I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything. ~ Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov


by Garrett on July 21, 2014

1. God

2. Kate and Josh hosting us over the weekend

3. Bringing vegetables from our garden for the feast

4. Pool garden

5. Jazz on the internet radio

6. Cassie and I trimmed the lilac bushes

7. Peeling shrimp

8. Dirty back roads

9. Exchanging pictures

10. Forgot to put money in the parking meter and did not receive a ticket so I put in coins for the next person



by Crystal Pirri on July 20, 2014

  1. Flowers
  2. My hardworking husband
  3. Spending time with my eldest
  4. Waldorf ways of doing things
  5. Heart connections
  6. Offer of clothes for my youngest, hooray
  7. The breathing of sleeping sisters
  8. The way things are
  9. Listening
  10. This



by Crystal Pirri on July 19, 2014

  1. Helen’s caps :)
  2. Experience
  3. Patience
  4. Slings
  5. Pillows
  6. Comfort
  7. Loving my babies
  8. Figuring it out as I go
  9. A great team
  10. This