Friday, March 25, 2011

What are you thankful for today?

We have so much to be grateful for.

I’ve been following the lovely Maxabella for a little while now, and I love her Grateful Saturdays – it always makes me reflect on all the wonderful things in my own life, and helps me to see how I can be a greater blessing in the lives of others.

And because it’s always nicer to focus on the best and brightest bits of our lives, I thought we’d start playing along too.

So today, I’m grateful for:

1. Yellow Roses. They were my darling grandmothers’ favourite flower, and I can’t help but think and remember her whenever I see them. She was truly one of the most beautiful, kind-hearted, gentle-spirited people I’ve ever known, and seeing fresh cut yellow roses in my home reminds me of her, and the things she held dearest – faith, family and love.

2. Lists. I’m a compulsive list maker. I love the orderly-ness of a long list, and the feeling of accomplishment when lots of small things are consistently crossed off. Because I often agree to do too many things and love to procrastinate, lists help me stay organised, focused and on-task. And, if I manage to get through a whole list in one day, there’s always a delicious reward!

3.  A quiet cup of tea. With two very active, loud toddlers constantly on the go, I love the stillness of nap-time, a dainty cup of strong loose-leaf tea, and an opportunity to collect my thoughts.

What are you grateful for today?

Ps. Want to join in too? Grateful is being hosted today by the wonderful MultipleMum at And then there were four (Or you can leave your grateful list below in the comments section).



Kim H said...

I am sooo grateful for those things too. We are sooo alike! Love your blog. Can I be the first follower??

ForeverRhonda said...

Yellow roses, I haven't seen one in quite awhile. They remind me of my grandmother, she loved her roses. Great post!

Miss Mandy said...

Oh I love a good list too, my life would be nothing without a list or two. lol.

MultipleMum said...

Your list is fab! I too love to write lists (although I am not great at crossing things off on them, but the task of putting things on the list reminds me of what I need to do and keeps me on track. Does that make sense? Probably not!). Thanks for linking up with Grateful Saturday with Maxabella! x

BOB & MABEL said...

I love your list too and can completely relate to it. However, I tend to get a little side tracked with my list of things to do! Have a lovely weekend.

Kelly said...

Beautiful yellow roses - great list of things to be grateful for ☼

Quill and Ink Handmade said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments - I was so excited to see so many, and three brand new followers! Hurrah!