I have to admit, I didn’t feel a lot of gratitude this week. What I did feel was a lot of anxiety, frustration, grief, helplessness and impatience. The situation is hard, the Princess wanted to see her friends, I longed for our sweet family vacation time and my hero still had to go out into the world and help others. A glance at Facebook inspired new fears of the unknown and sorrow for the future of so many people. It’s a lot, and Spring decor just didn’t seem to inspire me like it usually does. But, our neighborhood is alive with color, the air filled with the sound of birds and the vegetable garden in progress. We have food in our pantry, internet for school needs and a stack of new library books I picked up the day before life changed! This week I’m practicing gratitude…I found some quotes to help bring us some balance and some pictures of a few spring touches. I hope both bring you joy.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” — Richard Bach
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