“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)
At the end of each week, Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a meme called Friday's Fave Five. In the past, I've been pretty sporadic in my participation, mostly because I tend to be disorganized in planning my blog posts. (Actually, I have no plan, can you tell?)
However, Susanne's meme is something that I always enjoy doing, because I always find something to be grateful for, even after the most trying of weeks. Finding joy in the simple things makes life so much fuller and perpetuates more joy. At one time, I kept a gratitude journal and the results were that, without even realizing it, I would go through my day with a new awareness of things to be grateful for, so that I would have something to write in my journal that night.
I'm thankful to Susanne for encouraging me to be intentional about gratitude each week and to take the time to write about it.
Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. (Gladys Browyn Stern)
Here are some things that filled my heart with gratitude this week.
1. Timmy. We've grown quite attached to this little guy (rescued by Lilly), and his brother. They come out from under the deck to nibble the grass, as long as the dogs aren't outside.
2. Evenings on the deck with Dan, going over our day.
4. Finding some extra time to organize my desk and file cabinet. I'm not super tidy by nature, so it is a struggle for me to stay organized. But I think better and feel better when things are in order. I'm grateful for the few hours I had this morning to put things in place.
5. My morning routine. Getting up early for coffee, reading and journaling.
For more links to posts about Friday's Fave Five, head on over to Susanne's.