// “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”  

William Arthur Ward

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One of the practices I have begun, though not consistently enough, is to keep a thankful journal. A pretty little notebook where I fill each line on each page with something I am thankful for. Gratitude seems to center my heart. This practice has been life-giving, and something I have enjoyed continuing (without the notebook) with my children, most nights before they fall asleep.

This past week I gave thanks for:


blooming flowers

good health

extra nuggets in each boys’ Chic-fil-A meal

flowers from my husband

red wine

my mom

a husband who washes dishes

essential oils

dirty boys that have played hard

Happy Monday, friends!