Friday, September 12, 2014

Gratitude


~ for the shift in seasons

~ for the quiet in our home in the dark, early hours of the morning


~ for making time to be creative

~ for choosing slow, and simple


~ for the freedom to choose the path I travel

~ for the connections I am making along that path


~ for my little man who continues to amaze me every single day

~ for the sweet whisper of "I love you" in my ear

What are you most grateful for today?

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  1. What a beautiful list! Truly all things to be most grateful for.
    Today, I'm grateful for my family's resilience during conflict resolution and for new mornings that wipe the slate clean. Oh, and I'm grateful for coffee this morning. LOL! It was a rough night with a teething little man!

    Have a wonderful week-end friend. xo

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    1. Thanks Yanic. So happy that things are better this morning, and that you have all bounced back. Hope the teeth come through soon. xo

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  2. great list, as always. I'm grateful for the shift in the air, the crisp breeze, the falling acorns and leaves. Both of my kids are happy and that makes me happy!!

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    1. Lovely list from you too Karen. xo

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  3. Has it turned cold there? I keep hearing about this cold front coming down from Canada, we will be 85 next week, not cold by some standards [me] but it's a move in the right direction.
    These young men we are raising are pretty great aren't they?
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. It is cold here this morning, only 7 degrees. The fire is on, and we are staying warm inside at the moment. The sun is shining though, and by this afternoon it will be a lovely 16 degrees, perfect autumn weather.

      They are Tracey. He has/is teaching me so much, and to walk alongside him on his journey is pretty darn amazing.

      Happy weekend to you too. xo

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  4. 7 Degrees?!!! I really do live in the wrong part of the world. Please enjoy a little of the cold for me.

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    1. Haha!! I do think you would love it up here Tracey. I think the four distinct seasons would be something you would totally soak up and enjoy.

      Most definitely, Reece and I are headed out for a hike shortly, and will enjoy some of the fresh air just for you. xo

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  5. I need to make my mornings more peaceful. My four year old started pre-school this week and she has to be there by 8:30. She's used to sleeping until 8:30 - 9:00. Needless to say, it's been an interesting first week. I'm learning each day what needs to be done and what doesn't. : ) Have a beautiful weekend, Kim!!

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. That would be a hard shift for sure, and make for a very interesting week. Hope it gets easier as you move along.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. I'm grateful for waking up before my kids finally! For the 4 pumpkins growing in my garden, for the effort my family is making to eat all the pumpkin things I am cooking to get rid of last years stock frozen pumpkin puree. for cool nights.

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    1. Isn't is wonderful KC! It has been happening here for about 5 or 6 months now, a little earlier each day, and I am loving it. I have found my sweet spot, a 5:30am wake up seems to allow me enough time to exercise, do a few things for me, prepare for the day, and check in on email. And getting all of that done makes for such an amazing day!

      Such a great list my friend. Hope you have the very best weekend. xo

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  7. today... i'm grateful for it being friday and the fact that ian will be finished early from work.... where does the week go? have a great weekend...xoxo

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    1. Oh Friday's are always something to be grateful for :) xo

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  8. so sweet, kim! today I am grateful that i am nearly done painting the house.... it has commandeered all of my free time as of late, and I am ready to be finished so that I can relax and enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks Taryn! Now that is something to be grateful for, such a big job, but I bet it looks great. Hope you get some time to relax and enjoy it this weekend. xo

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  9. Always beautiful Kim. What is that pink flower? It's lovely.. Today I am grateful for the quiet and still moments. Time to think and time to just be. Shine on.

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    1. Thank you my friend. That is Impatiens glandulifera (Himalaya touch-me-not, also known as ornamental jewelweed). It is an invasive species, and is blooming on all the trails we have been visiting lately.

      A lovely list from you. Enjoy your weekend. xo

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    1. Herbal tea is always something to be grateful for :) Happy weekend.

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  11. Today I am grateful for you Kim.
    Thank you.
    XO
    C

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    1. Awe, thank you Cory. You are much too sweet my friend. Happy to help. xo

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  12. Beautiful list. I am grateful for new opportunities and a coming season of change.
    Happy weekend, Kim!

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    1. Thank you. New opportunities, that is always exciting. And yes the seasonal shift, definitely grateful for that around here too. Happy weekend to you too!

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  13. knitting time. plain and simple. moments of quiet with my stitches... it was just what the doctor ordered.

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  14. There is so much to be grateful for, but one of the things I am most grateful for is the chance to know you! :) xo

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    1. Shel you just made my day. Thank you. I hope you know the same is true for me. I am happy to call you friend, and feel so blessed to know you. xo

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  15. Grateful for some lovely, sunshine still and family - we've just had my Uncle and Aunt visiting from Canada and it was so lovely to see them again.

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    1. Oh how wonderful! Where about in Canada are your aunt and uncle from? Overseas visits are always so lovely.

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  16. I so enjoy your gratitude lists. They are like little whispers and reminders of all the good things in our lives. I also like the reminder that slow and simple are choices that have to be made.
    Love it. xx

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    1. Thank you Chrisy, that is so lovely to hear. Yes, they are choices, but not always easy ones to make in our world today. xo

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