Celebrating Life: Gratitude

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust

We’re a week into 2021. That means it’s Friday again, and the British Hubby and I are celebrating life. With each passing week, finding reasons to celebrate seem more and more important. This week we’re celebrating by taking a moment to honor the power of gratitude. Gratitude can come in all shapes and sizes. 2020 provided us with so many different things to complain about. A life spent complaining is a life wasted. I recently started reading The Gratitude Diaries: How a year looking on the bright side can transform your life.

Earlier in the week I had a surprise visitor bearing a small gift for the start of 2021. A fellow co-worker and her daughter baked and iced these amazing cookies above. They even look like knitted mittens! I was so touched. Not only was it a fantastic treat with my evening cuppa, it was so special. I’ve never been given knitting themed baked goods before. With the violence and hate that was shown in this nation’s capital earlier this week, these random moments of kindness are even more meaningful. I am so grateful for co-workers I consider friends. I am even more grateful for their amazing talents and thoughtfulness. There is so much love and joy that goes into baking and decorating. To receive an item created especially for me, is more meaningful than I can truly express in words here. If you’re local, you can order cookies on Facebook and Instagram @karahs.cookies

This week I caught a close up of Ernie sleeping. Isn’t he adorable?

How would your life change if you wrote down one item you are grateful for every day? How would you life change if you started doing one random act of kindness every week?

7 thoughts on “Celebrating Life: Gratitude

  1. Good to have gratitude. I am sure on darkest days we can all think of something to be grateful for. I saw a tip last year that said write something on a piece of paper every day and put it in a jar – do one a day for a whole year – you’d be amazed how good life was when you look back inside the jar. I didn’t do it myself – but liked the idea in theory. So today, I admit to a rather bizarre thing to be grateful for. Between my husband and I we have one parent still living – of course we are grateful to have her (my mother in law, in her late 80’s). I am grateful that during this pandemic we do not have more elderly relatives having to suffer the isolation and trauma the country /world is going through. Yes, we are very very sad not to have all four parents, but we can focus on the one and not stress about the stress the others could be going through. We don’t have to fly around the country by the seat of our pants making sure everyone is safe and healthy and we don’t feel guilty that we can’t look after everyone and take their stress away. So, as I said, it’s a slightly weird thing to be grateful for.

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