Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gratitude


~ for the trust of little feathered friends

~ for the peace and calm being in nature brings to our days


~ for sunshine on a winter day

~ for nature adventures with friends


~ for our home in the early morning hours when I have the house to myself to journal, write, exercise, meditate and read 

~ for the warmth of our home aglow with twinkle lights and candles


~ for our little family, working together to craft the life that is right for us

~ for my little man, he stretches me like no other person ever has, he teaches me, guides me, and forgives me when I falter, he is a blessing and it is a joy to be his mom

What are you most grateful for today?

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  1. I love reading what you are grateful for and I have to agree that those are indeed wonderful things! I was just writing my list for today of ten things I am grateful for. It's a wonderful start to a day! xx

    And those chickadees! Love them!

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    1. The chickadees are the best, and we love feeding them.

      You know I always do my gratitude lists in the evening, but this morning while I was journaling I decided to write a little gratitude list, and it was quite different doing it in the morning. I think I will do it more often. It really is a great way to start the day. xo

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  2. Today I'm grateful for life- I have been delving in and enjoying these days so much. I will say the sunshine helps- we hadn't seen it in what felt like forever and it's return really gave me a boost!

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    1. That sounds wonderful. We have had some sunshine here too, and I agree, it does help.

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  3. The photos with the birds are fabulous! Love all the pictures as usual. Today I am grateful for coffee...going on less than 4hrs of sleep.Also grateful for our health, food in our bellies and clothes on our backs.

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    1. Thanks Darcel. The birds are pretty amazing at this spot. It never gets old having them eat from your hand.

      Oh no, hope you are able to get some sleep tonight. And yes, definitely grateful for those things here too.

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  4. for tiny snowflakes, walks with frodo and husband, coffee, prayers, knitting, and phone calls from the kids.

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  5. Wonderful list. Such a sweet little chickadee you have found!!

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    1. Thanks Taryn. Those chickadees are my friends forever :)

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  6. Goodness, those first two pictures are wonderful!

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    1. Thanks! We feel pretty lucky to be able to have them eat from our hands :)

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  7. Oh, my gosh, the birds eat from your hand! You are a wonder. I'm feeling grateful that it is so much warmer today (20s instead of negative teens!) and that my car started this morning.

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    1. They do! This is a special spot where the birds are very friendly. I have had not only chickadees, but nuthatches and woodpeckers eat from our hands. Having the woodpecker come down was pretty darn amazing!

      We have managed over the winter to get the chickadees and nuthatches in the backyard to eat from our hands too.

      Yay for your car starting, I can imagine that would be a pain if it didn't.

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  8. Love the picture of the bird in the hand, beautiful. A lovely list of things to be grateful for, and me? I am grateful that I can be at home with my children, that I can be there to support them through their journey to adulthood, a warm fire and a cosy house.

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    1. Thank you! Beautiful list from you too.

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  9. I am grateful for a break in the rain, it's getting a little old
    for a fire in my wood stove,
    for fresh greens to nourish my body
    and knitting to nourish my soul :)

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  10. It amazes me to see those little darlings come to you so fearlessly, knowing you are there to help not hurt. They are so sweet!

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    1. They are pretty sweet. You know this conservation area is a short hop, skip and a jump from you. If you guys ever want to meet up let us know, we would love to show you around there...hint, hint :)

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  11. How can you do it with the birds??????

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    1. Pretty cool, eh? This is a very special spot, and the birds are quite friendly. We have this winter though been working on the birds in our backyard, and have successfully had both chickadees and nuthatches eating from our hands. It is a joy every single time they land to feed.

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    2. oh we need to try it! it makes me dream, I need to show that to issa!

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    3. Yes you do! If you can make it happen it is magical. And if not you just need to plan a trip to Canada :)

      We received mail from you and Issa yesterday. Little man was very excited to see mail addressed to him, and thank you for your card. It was a special part of our day. Reece will work on a letter to send back this weekend :)

      Have a wonderful weekend my friend. xo

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  12. Your pictures are stunning ! I love the one with the bird, such a nice moment you had...
    Today I'm grateful for a really great time reading stories with my kids, time for myself before my little ones wake up (where I was able to do some crafting), and the beautiful home we found to buy... I can't wait to live in... :)

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    1. Thank you!

      How exciting, a new home! Congratulations.

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  13. I am grateful the sun being out after many days of cloud cover and that there was a wee bit of snow on top of the mountain this morning to crunch around in.

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    1. Yay for the sun, we have seen her a little bit this week too, and it has been wonderful. And how wonderful to have some snow to stomp around in. I am sure you all enjoyed it.

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  14. Such a beautiful list. I can't believe how little snow you guys have. We are getting 15 cm this week-end, you? I hope you guys get to snow shoe soon.

    I'm grateful for some many things today... Happy mail, warmer days and my daughter starting part-time preschool this weeks. Which means I get to home school her 2 days a week.

    Thank you again for the lovely book... I plan on carving out very intentional bubbles of reading time to fully enjoy it.

    xo

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    1. Thanks Yanic. Oh, we have been snowshoeing, this spot is about 30 minutes south of where we live, right along Lake Ontario, they don't have much snow down there. We live north, along the ridge, and have quite a bit more. I don't think we are expecting snow this weekend, I but have heard it is suppose to be warmer...which could mean snow :)

      How wonderful, and exciting to have your little miss home a few days with you. Have fun!

      You are most welcome, I hope you enjoy it.

      xo

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  15. What a beautiful post so inspiring. And the photos, just stunning!
    Always a pleasure :)

    Have a nice weekend!

    Lluisa xoxo

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    1. Thank you. It was a beautiful day when we hit the trails for this hike, and I felt inspired, so I am happy the photos do the same for you :)

      Wishing you a lovely weekend too. xo

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  16. Kim, this is so touching...I shed a happy tear in solidarity with appreciating all these beautiful things we get to witness every special day. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much. Wishing you a lovely weekend too.

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  17. so much to be grateful for...especially for the contentment i'm feeling lately !!!
    have a great weekend Kim.

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    1. Oh that feeling of contentment is one I know well, it feels so good. Enjoy my friend, and happy weekend.

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  18. What an amazing view of the chickadee! Happy Friday, Kim!

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    1. Thanks, catching it flying away is never easy, but I got it this time :) Thanks, happy Friday to you too Mia!

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  19. oh, i love this. i need to make a gratitude list. i've just discovered your blog & love it. :-) have a great weekend!

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  20. I typed a comment, but it disappeared! Sorry if this is a second one to show up. I love the bird on Reece's hand. It is so, so sweet! And he lost a tooth! That's huge. I loved all the photos in your post "Celebrating the Everyday." It made me happy to see all of those normal, wonderful things to celebrate. I have enjoyed catching up on your posts and reflections. Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Oh no, sorry about that. Thanks, but that is my hand :) Reece was busy playing.

      Yes, he did, two now actually. Really huge, and lots of big changes in him too, so exciting to be witness to it all.

      Thank you Rachel, so nice to "see" you here again. Enjoy your weekend. xo

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  21. Oh wow what a stunning shot - that must be just so incredible to have something so tiny and fragile land on your hand!

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    1. Thanks Carie. It is pretty incredible, magical really, and never gets old :)

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  22. aw that little bird!!! what a treat.
    i can almost hear the snow crunching underfoot in those photos. i love winter days with sunshine. we had one here today as well, although zero snow :)
    have a lovely weekend.

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    1. A treat indeed, every single time :) So glad you guys had some sunshine, we had grey skies again today, but I have my fingers crossed for more sun on the weekend.

      Thank you, you too!

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  23. That is so special that you can feed your little birds like that. It's amazing what being grateful for your life and what you share in does...I feel the same. I am grateful for my health and my family.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    xo

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    1. I agree Camilla, when you make a point of being grateful, of recognizing the blessings in your, it has an amazing effect on your life.

      Hope you have a lovely weekend to my friend. xo

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  24. Inspiring as always Kim.
    Love the hand feeding of wild birds, so special. xx

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  25. A beautiful list, and I always love your bird photos. Struggling a little with gratitude at the moment, my Mum is very ill, but I am grateful, for her sake and my Dad's, that she's at home with us and not in any pain, rather than distressed and confused in hospital.

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    1. Thanks Sally. I am so sorry to hear about your mom, but glad to hear she is at home with those she loves, and resting comfortably. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. xo

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