Sunday, September 7, 2014

Gratitude List for September 7

I am participating in Laurel Reagan’s weekly Gratitude Link up. 

I do think these gratitude lists are the best thing for getting our mindset in the right place. When you think in a spirit of gratitude, there is no space for self pity, negativity, envy, jealousy, guilt, and self doubt. It’s not to say that those bad emotions never come back for a visit, but it’s easier to keep them at bay by thinking with gratitude.

I am grateful that...
  • We got through our first week of September with new school schedules and routines.
  • When I went back to Weight Watchers, my vacation didn’t make me gain too much weight.
  • I am grateful that the humidity has gone and we are finally having some of those cool golden days of fall that I love so much. Today the boys and I took the nicest bike ride on the back roads and then a lovely walk with Loup, our Malamute in the woods.

  • Choir started up again last Tuesday and I’m starting my 11th season which I can’t believe. I love choir so much. Also the concert band found a new director so that will be starting up soon and that makes me very happy as I wasn’t going to join if there wasn’t one.
  • Sharon and I have some musical gigs coming up this fall for our group Tartan and Tea which I’m looking forward to doing.
  • Being able to do all my musical endeavours make me very grateful. Music is such a wonderful gift to share with others and something you can enjoy your whole life unlike some sports and other activities.

10 comments:

  1. Great list! I love music. It always provides me comfort as well as enrichment.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great week

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    1. Thanks so much, katsby. Isn't music the best? I love the joy it brings me and the joy it brings others when I do it.

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  2. Love the name of your group! What kind of music do you do? I enjoyed reading your list, and congrats on keeping your weight down!

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    1. Thanks, Elaine! We play gentle kind of music, mostly Celtic and some popular tunes. Nothing too grating on the nerves! I appreciate the encouragement about the weight as going to see my parents is always a challenge as that's where I learned a lot of my bad eating habits. Heheh! Luckily it was Cape Breton so I ate lots of seafood.

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  3. I would love to watch you in the choir performance! Hugs! Beautiful list! :)

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Aditi. The choir is so much fun and even though it's a lot of work, it's so worth it when we sound so good. And it's great to share our music with others. Our website is www.freewebs.com/villagevoices if you're interested in seeing us and hearing us sing.

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    2. Cool! I'll check it out soon! :)

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  4. Congrats on your musical endeavors. I too joined the gratitude link and it's been a wonderful experience.

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  5. Now that the humidity is gone I think this weather is my favourite ever. I hope it lasts all the way through September!

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