I really like Laurel Reagan's idea of the weekly gratitude list and am trying to participate regularly.
When you have gratitude, it's hard to be negative. Remembering all the good things beats the heck out of dwelling on the bad, getting down on yourself and having regrets. I've been that route and it's a big waste of time and energy.
I am grateful for:
- the beautiful summer weather that we Canadians wait for so long all year. We must appreciate it while it’s here. As my dad says, “It’s a longgggggg winter.”
- the screened-in porch where I can
listen to the birds and look at the beauty of nature all around me. We only use
the porch a few months of the year so I am grateful for this room where I can
write, read, daydream, scrapbook and share meals with the family.
- supportive inlaws who just
celebrated their 60th anniversary this week. Bravo to them. Hope hubby
and I make it to 60 years. What a milestone!
- supportive online critique group
of Jocelyn, Peggy, and Sally. We met on the Institute of Children’s Literature
online board nearly seven years ago. We have grown in our writing with all the
support, encouragement and critiques. I know my writing has improved having
these women provide feedback and I am very grateful. We are also good friends as
well as critique partners which is a joy.
- a great blogging group as Write
Tribe. Everyone is so kind and supportive to one another and our blog writing.
This is very special and I feel grateful to be part of the group.
- and last but not least, I’m grateful
for living in Canada, a beautiful, abundant, diverse country where we can live
freely without fear. As Canada Day approaches on July 1st and Canada celebrates its 147th
year as a country, I am proud to be Canadian and every day I am grateful to
call Canada my home.
Happy Canada Day weekend to all my fellow Canadians! Hope you're out enjoying our short, sweet summer to the fullest!