I'm grateful for the huge rocks in my backyard that not only look pretty but keep the hillside from sliding. I'm grateful for continued progress on the deck despite the winter temperatures. I'm grateful for peach jam that tastes delicious on my toast. I'm grateful for my dog's crazy hair when she is un-groomed because it fits her personality. I'm grateful for multiple ways to "groom" my own hair while it is long like this. I'm grateful for my fuzzy sweater that keeps me warm. I'm grateful for the sound of the furnace running. I'm grateful the ceiling in the pantry has dried from it's mystery leak. I'm grateful for my fiancé working from home yesterday to make sure I got out ok on the ice and give the dogs some company. I'm grateful for unfinished furniture stores that can take my idea and drawings and create it. I'm grateful for felt leaf coasters that bring a bit of the woods out back inside for me during these cold months. I'm grateful for water bottles that allow me to travel with my water so I make sure I get plenty throughout the day. I'm grateful for programs at the school district that let people volunteer over their lunch and give kids someone to talk to. I'm grateful for the little white snowman that I still display in my house every winter that was a gift from one of my students over 5 years ago. I'm grateful for all the jobs I have had in the past that have taught me so much. I'm grateful for my jobs today that help pay the bills and allow me to live my passion. I'm grateful for dog tongues licking my foot for attention even though it tickles so much! I'm grateful to have a later start today so I can spend some time with my dogs. I'm grateful my Pillsbury metal sign in the kitchen that says "Nothing says login' like something from the oven" because it makes me laugh. I'm grateful for coconut oil and all it's many purposes. And I'm grateful for any of you that take this challenge or any gratitude challenge and begin shifting your life in a positive way.
How can you keep today positive? What twenty things are you grateful for? Or if that is too hard today, what are your grateful four? May today bless you with seeing the positive. May you recognized how truly blessed you are no matter what the situation may be. And if you would like help in getting the gratitude ball rolling, feel free to contact me at ReyofGratitude@gmail.com. Have a beautiful day!