Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday's Letter


Comfort

Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant - a seed - this plants the giant miracle
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts


Dear Gratitude,

Thank you for making such a difference in my life.

Sometimes when I used to read gratitude posts I used to sneer and find it all a bit....much.  But since I've taken you on board and written down 5 things I'm grateful for every day, I finally realise that it's true.  Gratitude is the way to joy.

I have also come to realise that it is the small things that would otherwise have been overlooked that I am most thankful for and which, in reality, bring me the most joy.  So my list today is this:

I am grateful for the warmth of my home.
I am grateful for the cosiness of my blankets and books and tea.
I am grateful it is Friday with the anticipation of the weekend ahead of us.
I am grateful for the time and space to be able to write this post.
I am grateful for the family time we will have this evening.
I am grateful for this space in which I can share my creative meanderings.
I am grateful for this beautiful online, international community I've found.

And today, dear Gratitude, I am grateful that I found you and that you are everything that you are.

Love, Me


Linking up with Kim at Friday Finds.



13 comments:

  1. I love your gratitude list, and your simple, elegant photo to go with it.

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  2. This is my first year to do a daily gratitude photo or post, and for me I have definitely noticed a difference…it is so worth it. Your post perfectly describes what I feel. Thank you for sharing from your heart!

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  3. When we "get it", it makes such a difference doesn't it? I'm glad that you have discovered the truth of gratitude and that it brings joy into your life. xo

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  4. Love your words I too used to be a non believer as far as gratitude journals go but I love thinking about what sort a day I have had, and counting my blessings.

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  5. I love your gratitude list and can sign it, just as it is, for myself! I've also learnt to be grateful for the small things, like enjoying an apple and also a warm and cosy blanket.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Becs!

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  6. Oh, what a beautiful letter, Becs !
    And a wonderful photo, lovely capture and tones !

    I always upload my header image from my computer ... thanks for the tip :-)
    Nice weekend,
    Sylvia

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  7. How beautiful - your gratitude list. A timely reminder of what a difference gratitude can make in our daily lives! Wonderful image.

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  8. Ann's book and blog continues to make a profound impact on my life...thanks for the reminders!

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  9. Great post Becs. I still struggle with the gratitude thing, something to keep working on.

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  10. Lovely image and great post. Your gratitude list...certainly is timely with Christmas just around the corner....lots to think on. Thank you. Enjoy your week.

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  11. Your post is a gift--a reminder to be thankful for what we have rather than wishing/hoping/working for the "next big thing."

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