August 25, 2009 · 8:35 am
This little post is a freebie, in between my regular posts stemming from The Observation Deck. I woke up thinking of how grateful I am for my family and friends, my sweet dog Charlie, my home, my job, and the last few days of summer. I stumbled upon this gratitude dance while reading a blog and immediately decided to do the dance and pass it on. If we all woke up and did a gratitude dance before starting our day, wouldn’t we have a happy world? Well, at least we could have a happy workplace and a happy home. I am all about the positive having just purchased two new books for my kindergarteners: Fill A Bucket-A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children, and The Crayon Box That Talked, a book about tolerance and the importance of everyone’s contributions.
I am off to take sweet Charlie to get his teeth cleaned (yes, they do this for dogs to promote good health) and then to bake two cakes in preparation for tomorrow’s cake class. Tonight is the Hollywood Bowl with my Aunt June. See what I mean? I have so much to be grateful for! Look closely, you will find your own. Start a Gratitude List and create a new one each day.
2 responses to “Gratitude”
Sounds like a lovely summer day – have fun at the Hollywood Bowl!
You are blessed to have such a wonderful attitude. Like you, I wake each day marveling at how beautiful our world is, especially the natural world. It is so easy to take it for granted, but explaining to our son (who loves space) that the Earth turns toward the sun (although we still often say the sun rises:) makes me think about that, too, and how remarkable everything is. We are blessed to have you.