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Attitude of Gratitude

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I am trying my hand at a new habit. Some days it is very difficult, others it is easy-peasy.  I am working on keeping a grateful heart. I am looking, deliberately, for things to be grateful for. Every day.  Grateful everyday...whodathunkit? I think its a brilliant plan.

I have accountability too.  My three farm chickie friends are joining in. Cara, Miriam and Lexie are seeking out their grateful heart as well. Together we will cultivate an attitude of gratitude. For, a cord of many strands is not easily broken. Sounds cheesy, I know, but I like cheese.

Trying to be grateful without being contrived is hard, hard with a capital H. Purposefully documenting a grateful thought is hard. Some days just being grateful is hard.

Today I struggled with my gratefulness. Today, nothing seemed to be right. I was a huge grump yesterday and I think that grump bled over into my Tuesday.  Who needs Mondays anyway?  Mondays make my brain hurt. And fall off and roll around in the dirt.

While I wrestle with my grump, my brain and my want of gratefulness I will leave you with a question.

What are you grateful for today?


  1. I'm grateful that we have the weekly cycle to remind us of God and all his Sevens. What a divine plan he has for us and that Monday is always there to remind that after the Holy Day of rest the next Day will Dawn and a new Era will begin. Praise God for new beginnings and this wonderful Promise of a Blessed time for this Earth

  2. I am grateful for the cute little picture of the speckled eggs on your header.
    It made me smile from ear to ear and I needed that today.

  3. I am grateful for you mom who helped you to become the wonderful young lady you are...and for her letting you be involved in our lives when we lived in Vale. And I am grateful for your blog ! among a lot of other things in my life ! ! !

  4. Every word said here made me cry.

    Mom who taught me so well, I love you and I am so grateful for you.

    Lenore, you are my second mom, I love you and I am thankful you let me be a part of your life.

    Paula, I a so grateful to have the opportunity to share my chicken habit with a fellow farm chick. Thank you.

  5. i keep saying you need to read One Thousand Gifts... It is slowly chiseling away at my hardened, ungrateful heart...

    I adore you. Always bring me inspiration!

    I am so grateful for you, my beautiful friend. you bring so much joy to my every day life. you have no idea.

    Grateful for release from a migraine.

    Grateful that God is a faithful bridge builder.

    Grateful for my beautiful kids, who shouldn't even be mine.

  6. I'm grateful for YOU! You've stuck right by me like dirt ever since we learned that we could make each other wet our pants from laughing too hard. Distance might separated us, and time might go by between talks, but you're as steadfast as they come. You've been right there to watch me cry, watch me rejoice, watch me fall, and help pick me back up again. You're an angel sent from above and I'm so SO grateful God blessed me with you!

  7. What Lexi said for sure! You are a treasure in a nest.

  8. *sniff*

    Again with the crying. Thank you girls for being who you are and for being my friends and cohorts.

    I love you all dearly! I am so grateful for you all.

  9. I'm chiming in to be grateful! For you, friend, with your kindness and generosity and mad gardening & sewing skilz. I love you!

  10. I'm grateful that you make me laugh! I bust out laughing at the weirdest times because of you. Thanks for that.

  11. This will go down in blogging history as Katie's favourite blog post of all time!

    Thank you's just don't seem to scratch the surface.


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