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.

This Grandmother’s Garden pattern quilt makes me smile

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

Ironstone with beautiful silk flowers

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

Waiting for real peonies…these are lovely in the meantime.

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

Spring is in the air

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” — Richard Bach

The Princess creates beauty for our neighbors

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12 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Hi, I thought I personally was doing well—during all this, but last week when I went to the doctor, my bp was up 50 pts…the doc/nurse actually didn’t even address that, it must be so common during our crisis. So, being mindful of what might trigger more internal stress, we’ve kept busy—turned the tv off—and projected our brains out.


  2. I love (trying to practice) gratitude. One of my favorite quotes is something like, “We need to be humbly grateful, not hatefully grumbly.” Thinking of that usually grabs me by the back of my shirt collar and adjusts my attitude–real fast! Love Princess’ doing something for others!


  3. Hang in there friend! Change is hard—especially when there are children involved who don’t quite understand what is going on. Thank you for sharing photos of your gorgeous home with us!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

    (Stop by my Homemaking Party and link up, if you’d like!)


  4. Gratitude…what a wonderful concept. I am trying to remain grateful as well. It isn’t so easy during this time but it is necessary to get through this time. Thank you for sharing the quotes with #omhgww.


  5. Thanks for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays – loved this post!
    Your post will be featured at my site for this week’s FFT’s – be sure to stop by to see your feature and say hi!
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead


  6. WOW, pretty bottles! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 11, open April 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. I’d like to invite you to check out my other current link parties!


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