Monthly Archives: June 2011

Love for Gratitude

1. The Red Tent is hands-down one of the best books I’ve ever read. (Hat tip to Goddess Leonie for the recommendation!)
2. It talks about sacred circles of women, which have become so important in my life
3. Connecting with my aunt, who is a blessing in every sense of the word
4. Sharing stories, laughter, tears, love
5. Actually feeling loved (I’m blessed to not be able to take this for granted)
6. Connecting deeply
7. Compassion
8. One of the most beautiful quotes I’ve read in a long time
9. Swimming in gratitude
10. Honoring our outrageousness

On Reunions

Today I am grateful for:

  1. A nice long conversation with Donna, a childhood friend
  2. Finding out that after a twenty-year separation she and the man she loves  have reunited
  3. Her happy plans for a wedding on the beach
  4. Seeing in pictures how her eyes soften and how she leans in to him, trusting
  5. True Love
  6. Being invited to a party called “50 is the new 30”
  7. The consistency of Kimberley and Randy to keep our classmates together after all these years
  8. a new idea for a series of blog posts
  9. James Taylor, started thinking about him after an email from Garrett…(so excited for you, Garrett!)
     “It is healthier to see the good points of others than to analyze our own bad ones.” ~Françoise Safan

Happy voices of children

1. God

2. Cassie for taking Hannah and David to lunch

3. Maurizia for telling David to look at her when she talks to him

4. Good neighbors

5. Hannah’s success on her tests

6.  Charming children

7. Elm Park

8. Many places to explore

9. Going rambling without a destination

10. Understanding not only do I need to hear things again and again I need to do them again and again, oh wait, it’s called practice

Love “The Reading Mother”

1. More purging

2. Donating

3. Giving info to people about the Food Share program

4. Loving my coffee table purchased at the craft festival!

5. Window washing

6. Deck painting

7. Our “such a nice” neighbor who received “iffy” health news…praying for him

8. Thankful for our daughter’s safe journey

9. Precious babies

10. Stanza from poem “The Reading Mother” -Strickland Gillian

“You may have tangible wealth untold, Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.  Richer than I you can never be…I had a Mother who read to me.”

Gifts abounding

1. God

2. Belle’s courageous blog post, humbling and inspiring.

3. Andrea reinforcing for me a lesson, her example shows the more she does the more time she has, time comes alive for her and I can learn from this.

4. Christa comfortable in her own skin – the result of hard hard work and letting go and richly deserved!

5. Helen

6. Compelled to give generously

7. Lauren’s grateful smile

8. The post office in Holden, some of the nicest postal workers I’ve met

9. The water wheel

10.  The meeting at Bill G’s beautiful apartment, a gathering of men, being welcomed and benefiting from their honesty

11. Sights and sounds of summer





1. Figuring things out

2. Not giving in to fear…

3. Letting go of my need for perfection…again. That one comes back to haunt me from time to time.

4. The way gratitude changes everything for the better

5. Smiling eyes

6. Netflix

7. Quiet nights

8. Feeling ready for anything

9. The way my husband makes me laugh

10. Leaps of faith