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the small things.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 25

I am grateful for free donuts!

I was going to tweet about the Tim Hortons lady with awful blue eye shadow… but I didn’t and then I won my first free donut on Roll Up The Rim. Karma!!

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 24

I am grateful for humbling moments.

Moments where you feel the greatness of the world around you are moments I do not take for granted. Nature tends to do it for me, but there are also quiet and small moments when life jolts you and throws it all into perspective. I’m grateful for those immense moments of grandeur and the tiny, seemingly insignificant moments that can catapult you into eating a slice of humble pie (if you’re willing to look).

I’m thankful for the moments that humble me.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 22

I am grateful for LOVELY PEOPLE.

Grateful for those who radiate goodness, who exude happiness, those who glow! It’s from the inside out that we shine. Lovely and kind people are awesome – we should all feature that about ourselves more often!!

Smile more!

I don’t even like cats and I think this is adorable!! See what smiling can do!!

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 21

Grateful for people’s understanding.

We all make mistakes. Thank you to those who understand and even those who don’t – it gives me thicker skin.


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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 20

I am grateful for quiet.

Ironically, I sit here trying to gather my thoughts as my ears are graced with the sound of my kid neighbour’s drumming. Happy Family Day to everyone! Buddy got a drum set for Christmas, and to be fair, there has been an improvement. My dream is that he soon comes to know the sweet sounds of jazz, because the solid 4 beat drumming that I’m sure sounds better with a band, is sort of becoming irritating.

Regardless, I came here to talk about stillness – not the little boy who lives behind me and his drumming career. After working 12 hours and wrapping my day up with a less than stellar staff meeting, I jumped on the bus to come home. It was cold. I was tired. The bus driver didn’t stop at my stop… The list goes on, and believe me, I was worn out without a smile in sight.

Hood up, I was trudging through the snow nearly home when all of a sudden I stopped. I looked around and noticed the stillness. I took my hood down so I could really hear the quiet. It was beautiful. I was alone and the only sound that kept me company was a quiet buzz of the street light in the distance.

I’m grateful that even when exhausted, I could stop and smile, stop and enjoy my surroundings, stop and find peace in the coldness.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 19

I’m grateful for sparkle!

A sparkly dress, a sparkly ring, sparkly shoes, a sparkly pen, even a single sparkly glove – sparkles shine, sparkles dazzle, sparkles are downright awesome.

Sometimes a girl just needs a bit of sparkle in her life.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 18

I’m grateful for being busy.

Momentum is good and if that’s a good thing, I should be doing freaking fabulous!! Life can get hectic, life can be overwhelming, and we all get stressed out but that’s the thing… We’ve all got our stuff and we all get stressed out!!

One of my favourite quotes, “a healthy mind has an easy breath” is what carries me through. Having nothing to do would be awful! It’s nice to feel needed, it’s amazing I’m working so much, it’s a gift that I can do it all. Love your busy times as much as your down time – and if you can’t, surely you will savor those quiet times that much more. The busyness makes everything that much sweeter.

I’m grateful for a full calendar and a full life.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 17

I am grateful for unexpected beauty.

The gorgeous thing about “unexpected beauty” is that you can find it anywhere! When I’m stressed, or upset, or tired, or just plain old cranky, I know it’s tough to lift yourself from these places but this is when we should all dig a little deeper and find that beauty. Shed those cranky eyes and find a fresh softness in your outlook.

The cracks on a side walk, worn material, the effect of the sun, an exchange between strangers, the laugh lines of a loved one, reoccurring colours and patterns, strange circumstances – these are all beautiful.

Soften your gaze and know that it’s beautiful to someone. Love that and find that. It takes strength and focus to constantly challenge yourself to see the beauty in unexpected places; come to expect it.

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28 Days with a Grateful Heart ♥ Day 16

I’m grateful for the yin and yang of life.

I struggle so much with my Gemini-infused ways that I often feel like I’m so wildly all over the place, that I’ll never get anywhere. Then… for a quiet moment, I realize life is wild and crazy but also precious, serene and peaceful but also agro, full of contradictions, filled with yin and yang. Suppose us Geminis have it more figured out than the rest of you??? I don’t know about that, but I do know that we are all outrageously fragmented and to learn to love all of us, to learn to embrace what is innately disconnected – that is human nature and that is where we are meant to be.

Yin and Yang – it’s there for us, so take it! Take all of it!!


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