Two Teens And Their Mama: Sharing Some Gratitude Part Four

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sharing Some Gratitude Part Four


It's time again to share some gratitude.  Writing in a gratitude journal every day has been so helpful for my anxiety.  I'm able to focus on the positive instead of worrying about the negative.  August was a wonderful month and I can't believe it's almost over!


--I'm thankful for our family vacation to Manzanita, Oregon.  We had beautiful weather, tons of fun, and most importantly, relaxation.  Grandpa Ed was there for a few days, and on Wednesday two of my cousins and their sons drove over from Portland for some beach time.  It wasn't easy to get the great grandkids to sit still for a picture, but we finally managed it - sort of.




--I'm so grateful for blogging friends.  When Deena from Shoes to Shiraz emailed me that she would be in Seattle for vacation and hoped to meet for coffee, I was so excited! It means a lot that she would take time out of her busy week for me.  Deena was so delightful, and the kind of friend we would all like to have.  If you haven't been over to her blog, don't wait - she has amazing style and a beautiful home - and she shares it with us!


--I'm grateful that my mom finally went home to Arizona.  Am I allowed to say that?  I love her so much, and I wish she lived closer....BUT, she was visiting for the whole month, which is a long time to have a house guest.  However, I won't see her again until Christmas, so I already miss her.  It's feast or famine with our relationship.  Back to the gratitude - I'm grateful my mom is so beautiful inside and out.





--I'm grateful that my friend Todd is coming home from the hospital this weekend!  If you've been following along with Todd's story, you know that he was paralyzed in July while body surfing in Hawaii.  He has made amazing progress and we're so proud of him.  There is still a very long road ahead, but his positive attitude has enriched all our lives.  Go to his facebook page if you want to be inspired - his amazing video messages will make you grateful to be alive!



--I'm grateful for this sunflower growing in my neighbor's yard.  Sunflowers make me happy!



I hope you find what you are grateful for!  Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

21 comments:

  1. Sunflowers are amazing!
    And wow - a month is a really long time for a visitor.. for sure. Feast or famine!
    Happy your friend Todd is coming home too!

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    1. Aren't sunflowers beautiful? So sunny - ha ha! Thank you!

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  2. What a wonderful, positive post! Hope you enjoy your long weekend!

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  3. Sunflowers make me happy too! Your gratitude posts are such a good reminder to look at what you have and not take it for granted! Enjoy the holiday weekend!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jill. Hope you have a good weekend too!

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  4. I love this post! Your family is beautiful and you are so blessed!

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    1. What a nice compliment! I feel very blessed.

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  5. Wonderful post! My guess is that your mom probably is glad to be home - but is missing you too! I'm glad that Todd will soon be home, and I hope he continues to improve daily. Did you take the sunflower photo - it is gorgeous!

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    1. I took the photo with my iphone when I went to get the mail - I thought it turned out pretty good too! Thanks Susan.

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  6. I LOVE the whole gratitude concept. Good for you! Thanks for sharing

    Suzanne

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    1. The gratitude journal has been so good for me. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Good to hear Todd is going home! Sounds like you had a great August with lots of family. Love your picture of your mom!

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    1. I love that picture of my mom too! Todd went home today - very exciting!

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  8. Nice things to be grateful for. And pretty sunflower! Enjoy your long weekend.

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  9. What a beautiful post Lana, I love that your are doing a graditude journal. Even though I dont personally know you, you come across as a very warm and loving person and your family seems the same. Keep on doing what you are doing.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. What a lovely compliment Nora - thank you so much. I feel like we would be friends if we met in person! Except for the fact that you're a gorgeous designer, and I am not :), we have a lot in common!

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  10. Great list Lana! I thought I would let uou know you're sort of off the hook for the #plungeforalzheimers. I was told to go big so I'm going to challenge the whole group! It's a secret until I post my video Sunday evening!

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    1. I won't spill the beans. I'm excited to see your video.

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