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We Cannot Be Grateful Without Being Thoughtful

“We cannot be grateful without being thoughtful. We cannot shift our mental gears into neutral and maintain a grateful lifestyle. This is why gratitude requires contemplation and reflection.” Robert Emmons:  Author, Scientist Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier

My focus determines who I am. Today I choose to focus on being grateful for what I have instead of being accusatory about what I’ve experienced and/or what I don’t have.

Today I’ll focus on what I can count on . . .

  1. My basic needs of food, water, safety and shelter will be met.
  2. My Father God will listen to my every prayer and thought.
  3. My father God has a plan for me today. I don’t have to be over-whelmed or stressed out.
  4. Nice weather.
  5. My circle of supportive family and friends is a phone call or tweet away.
  6. The Bible really does have a message for me today.
  7. My car is in working order.
  8. My colleagues are godly, inquisitive, loving, fun people. They even like me and encourage me.
  9. My to-do list. I can use it as a guide and NOT as a bludgeon.
  10. Snuggling with Chip and visiting with my daughter.

What can you count on today? Can you name 10 things?

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27 Posts are on Today’s Gratitude List

The Internet is filled with great information that makes my life easier, better and/or prettier. I’m going to list 27 posts (I’ve tagged on my Google reader) that I am grateful for. . . .

Blog Related

  1. Blog help for your About Page
  2. Ideas for Unique Articles
  3. 22 Things You Should Do and
  4. How to Create a Comment Policy (1-4 above are from Performancing: Helping Bloggers Succeed).
  5. Do what ONE Thing & You’ll Beat 96% of WordPress Bloggers (Inspired Money Maker).
  6. How about Adding Your Signature or Personalizing Comments? (Chocolate on my Cranium)


  1. The Tea Book to Buy if Your Ancestry is Scottish, Irish, Welsh or Cornish (The Tea Party Girl) In case you want to know, I’m of a Scottish ancestry. No, I don’t own this book yet.


  1. Want to make postcards? Go here from Craftzine.
  2. Go here for photo post cards from Keep it Cheap.
  3. Make a Googly Eye Choker (Craftzine)


  1. Short History of 13 Cross Styles (Got Bible?)


  1. 101 Ways to Save Money This Summer (Tip Nut) How many of these have you done?
  2. Go here for over 800 Money Saving Ideas (Free Money Finance).
  3. Estate Planning Information (The Simple Dollar)
  4. Brita Replacement Filter for 50 Cents (Instructables)
    10 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money (Manage Life)
  5. Possible Gas Saving Ideas (Free Money Finance) Hey, at this point I’m ready to try anything.

Health Related

  1. Zellies mints and gum and other teeth care ideas (Tammy’s Recipes)
  2. Green Smoothie Recipes (Dr. Ben Kim). Here’s another Smoothie Recipe by Dr. Nicole’s Kitchen Table Medicine.
  3. Diet for Asthmatics (Dr. Nicole’s Kitchen Table Medicine)

Personal Growth

  1. 7 Ways to Defeat Procrastination (Life Optimizer)
  2. 3 Ways to Motivate Yourself to do the Hated Things (Pick the Brain)
  3. Resources for How to Memorize (Productivity 501)
  4. 10 Things to Change in Order to Get What You Want (Life Optimizer)
  5. Wanna make the lesson stick? Go here. (Improved Lives)
  6. 10 Recommendations, Based on Positive Psychology Research, to Help you Overcome the Challenge of Not Exercising (Positive Psychology News Daily)


  1. Turning a towel into a stylish bathing suit cover up. (Wardrobe Refashion) Great Summer project.
  2. 88 Summer ideas sorted into the categories of Crafts, Cooking, Field Trips, Education, Patriotic, Boutique, Outdoor Activities and Indoor Activities (Chocolate on my Cranium) Some great ideas here for my Ladies Summer Camp idea!!!

Share some of your favorite posts.

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16 – That’s a Sweet Number for Gratitude

thanks youHere are 16 sweet things I’m thankful for . . . .

  1. Blondies – made this up last night to eat while watching Army Wives. (HT to Tea Party Girl)
  2. Army Wives – a TV show on Lifetime about the “challenges [of] trying to fit in, stay connected to their soldier spouses and abide by strict military traditions.” Dealing with death and grief, making hard choices, the strain of “what if,” and fear are all things I can relate to. While not many answers are presented on the show, it is clear that a support system is needed. And this is perhaps a major part of the answer. I can relate to that too.
  3. My own support team – you know who you are – thanks!
  4. Low expectationsRead here for how this (and my friendships) contribute to my gratitude. What do you think?
  5. Cool breeze snaking its way through my home this a.m.
  6. Successful showing of my dd’s art work.
  7. All kitchen cabinedoors and drawer faces are now degreased.
  8. Kitchen floor is CLEAN! I know I listed that for yesterday, but I’m still grateful.
  9. Books – they give me knowledge which can help me grow, stop procrastinating, and keep me/others alive.
  10. To-Do Lists or currently Bingo These help keep me organized, help me accomplish what needs doing, and remind me of my priorities.
  11. My neighborhood – even while it scored a dismal 38/100 as far as walkablility goes, I love: my home, nearness to work and sister (and family), the nature that surrounds me, and knowing I’m where I should be.
  12. Just because kisses from Chip – He really is feeling so healthy and pain-free.
  13. Walks – Not only is it good for the obvious health reasons, it is good for other reasons. When walking I can brain dump my worries, burdens, and concerns in prayer.
  14. Prayers from my friends and family for me and mine for them.
  15. CouponsGo here for a free $10 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse. Let me know when you receive your coupon, maybe we can all meet up at Outback. (HT to imommies)
  16. My Day – I have the whole day ahead of me to accomplish my schooling and work goals.

What’s on your sweet list?

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60 Acts of Kindness, Intentional & Random to do my 60th year

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