Thursday, June 14, 2012

Feeling Grateful


I find taking time to find bits of gratitude each day a blessing which easily brings joy to my soul.  It is such a simple practice, such a simple thing to do...to look for the joys in your day, the things that made you smile, the things that made your day special, the things that warmed your heart.

So today I share with you a few of the things I am grateful for this week:


My little man’s sense of wonder


Local food - kale from the garden, eggs from our farmer with 
Swiss chard and herbs from our garden


Stepping out onto the back deck to pick fresh herbs for dinner



Wild strawberries at the end of a long, hot, humid trail run - so happy I had my eyes 
open to the abundance around me


My garden, growing well and offering so much goodness


A chicken coop made with love from reclaimed and recycled materials


Early morning rain right when we need it


A lovely find by Justin, a table with a porcelain top, perfect for rainy day meals on the front porch,
now we need to hit a few garage sales for some chairs


Lovely handmade gifts

What are you feeling grateful for this week?

22 comments:

  1. I spied some tiny strawberries on our walk but I did not have a container and I did not know if the area was sprayed or not, it was alongside the road. I love how tiny your berries are. Your garden looks great!! I hope you find some chairs.

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    1. I am always cautious with plants grown close to the road, these ones were deep in the forest, and safe :)

      Thanks, and I know we will find something, just may take a few weeks. Until then we drag the dining room chairs out :)

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  2. You have created a paradise up there. :) I'm grateful for baby clapping, homemade sourdough bread, a trip to the mountains today to cool off. Have a wonderful day my friend!

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    1. Thanks KC! All wonderful things to be grateful for.

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  3. Such a lovely list! I feel so overwhelmed with gratitude right now. I guess I'm starting to settle into a happy place and for that, I am tremendously grateful!

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  4. love all of this! especially the wild strawberries and the sense of wonder :)

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  5. Lovely list of gratitudes Kim. Your coop is beautiful. Those chicks surely love their new digs. In this moment I'm loving: that my girl is napping, the mama robin outside teaching it's young her song, the not too warm breeze blowing in, and exciting travel plans that we're anticipating in two weeks!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. The chicks are not in the coop yet, still a little work to be done on it. Reece has taken a few over so they could roam around and check it out...he wants to make sure they like it.

      Travel plans, how nice, can't wait to hear more about it.

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  6. Your raised beds are just beautiful!! I really would love to stroll around your yard and take it all in, Kim!! And your coop... awesome.
    This week I am greateful for dates alone with my husband, getting some much needed time to sort through some *stuff*, beautiful weather, answered prayers, less dishes since the kids are with grandparents, awesome clouds in the amazing sky.

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    1. Awe, thanks Kelly. You are more than welcome to come and stroll around our yard, I would even make you a cup of tea :)

      Sounds like you are enjoying your week while the kids are away.

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  7. wow kim, the coop came out awesome! i love the scroll type details! and that picture of your gardens in the early morning rain, just blissful!

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    1. Thanks Heather, still some work to be done, but the chicks should be in their new home by next weekend. Those scroll details are lovely free finds by Justin, he is always searching for stuff like that.

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  8. Your garden and chicken coop are beautiful. I loved the post you did on your house and yard a few weeks ago. It looks like such a lovely place to live.

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    1. Thanks so much Rosemarie. We have done a lot of work to create a space we love to be in and it is almost there.

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  9. Such a wonderful reminder, Kim. Our lives are so full, we need to stop, notice, and give thanks. I am completely in love with your chicken coop, by the way. :)

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    1. Yes, we do, more often than we do, I think. And thanks so much, so far so good, looking forward to sharing it once the chicks are in there :)

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  10. Love the list. It's so important to take time to be grateful. Right now I'm grateful for my daughter snoozing in my arms and the first CSA box of the season :)

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    1. It is Heather, I agree. And what wonderful things to be grateful for right now. Enjoy both of them :)

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