Two Teens And Their Mama: Sharing Some Gratitude Part Two

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sharing Some Gratitude Part Two


Last month, in the midst of an anxiety fit, I decided to resurrect my Gratitude Journal. Keeping track of the good things in my life makes me a more positive person, which leads to more happiness all around.   I did a pretty good job writing in my journal during June, and I'm sharing some of the things I'm grateful for this month...


--I'm grateful for this guy.  This is my Grandpa Ed, and he'll be 96 in a few months.  He still lives in his own home, drives, golfs every week, has a paint studio in his living room, and is an all around awesome, healthy person.   A few weeks ago his car was in the shop, so he got his old bike out and rode to the sandwich place a mile away.  I want to be just like him when I grow up.



--I'm grateful for strawberry season.  My hometown is surrounded by strawberry fields, and I can buy a flat of fresh picked berries for $10.  They are so sweet and delicious! Anne at Love The Here And Now shared a simple recipe for making strawberry jam on her blog.  I am a disaster in the kitchen, but I think even I can make this recipe.



--I'm grateful that my older son started school this week.  He's on a remarkable path to realize his passion.  I wrote about it yesterday, but if you missed it you can read about it here.


--I'm grateful that my husband worked on our bathroom last weekend.   A few months ago I showed this "before" picture.  


Everything isn't finished yet, but I love the color and the new mirrors!



--I'm grateful for the world that has opened up to me since I started blogging.  Never in a million years did I expect to find such a great community of supportive, kind people, and everyday I enjoy blogging more.  Through Alison's Style Me Challenge, I have met many wonderful ladies. Deena at Shoes To Shiraz, Carrie at A Lovely Little Wardrobe, and Shaunacey at Confessions Of A Frumpy Mommy are three women at different stages of life, and they all write beautiful blogs that are definitely worth a read.

I hope you find what you are grateful for!  Have a wonderful weekend.

36 comments:

  1. Just had to say your bathroom looks great! I think that before picture was the first post of yours I read! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm really happy with how it has turned out so far.

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  2. I suddenly remember my late grandpa when I saw a picture of yours. He taught me the best life lessons while fishing with him every summer when I was teeneager. He´s smart, funny and the best guy ever! :)

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    1. Aww..aren't grandpa's great? Sounds like you have great memories of your grandpa!

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  3. Aw, you so sweet-you're one of my fave new finds too! Love the story about your Grandpa, if only we could all be blessed with a life like that!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Deena. He's had a pretty wonderful life.

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  4. The 2 mirrors added so much class to your bathroom. I love the light fixture and the colors! I think I'd also like to be just like Grandpa Ed!

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    1. Thank Susan. Now we're thinking of painting the cabinets, but who knows when we'll have time!

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  5. What a great reminder that we all have lots to be grateful for. Your grandpa looks awesome and what a great inspiration for your whole family. May your next week be filled with as many great things to remember.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I hope you have a great week too!

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  6. My grandpa lived to be 99 years and 9 months old, he had been married for 75 years. I'm so grateful to have had him so long so I understand exactly how blessed you feel to have yours.

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    1. My grandpa & grandma had been married for 65 years when she passed. I don't know what we'll all do when Grandpa is gone.

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  7. Great reminder to count your blessings. Thank you.

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    1. Glad to meet you Tricia. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I want to be like your grandpa, too! Biking at 96 - how awesome!

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    1. I asked him if he wore a helmet, and he giggled and said he forgot - just like a little kid!

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  9. Grandpa Ed looks like a rock star! Both of my grand fathers passed away before I was born and my father died when I was a teenager so I've always been a little envious of grandfather relationship both for me and my daughter who also didn't have grandfathers. I bet he was terrific! Looks like a fun guy!

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    1. My husband never knew either of his grandfathers, so he has always enjoyed Grandpa Ed. I am sorry that you missed out on that relationship.

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    1. Why thank you - we're enjoying it!

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  11. I love the colors and mirrors in your new bathroom. I, too, hope to be just like your Grandpa Ed when I grow up - how cool that he hopped on his bike to get a sandwich!

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    1. He really is pretty amazing. He has 11 grandkids and 10 great grandkids, and we all love him so much!

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  12. Your Grandpa is someone everyone should strive to be like when they get older! Your bathroom remodel looks great! The paint color is so soothing!

    Jill
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    1. Thank you - I'm in love with my bathroom! Grandpa Ed is pretty great.

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  13. Isn't it true that it's the simple things that bring the most joy?!

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  14. We just picked strawberries yesterday! And they were good! Your grandpa is pretty awesome--it's a very good and rather rare thing to reach that age with good health!

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    1. It's definitely rare! We really enjoyed the strawberries this weekend.

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