From the Ridiculous to the Sublime, A Year of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving my beautiful friends!Β 

Back in November of last year there were loads of posts from my blogging friends about what they were thankful for, and a handful of them suggested we should be thankful all year, not just on one day.

Well, yeah, that totally makes sense. There is so much in our lives to be grateful for that it should spread out to a whole year.

At the time, my sister Karla was posting a pic a day on Facebook and something in my squirmy brain went, ‘Aha!'. A picture AND gratitude everyday.

And that's when the Attitude of Gratitude 366 began. Since starting my AoG366 on January 1st of this year, I've only missed a few days of pics, not because I wasn't grateful, but due to simple reasons like ~ I work at home and sometimes I don't change out of my jammies to see what the world is doing. Or, I was sick and you really don't want a picture of Β what I was staring at most of the day. Sometimes I took a picture and forgot to put it up because I'm easily distracted by sparkly things.

Like the title of this blog post suggests, some of the pictures were quite ridiculous, like this one of a random goat that lives in the front yard of this house. I live in a city, people. Not the country where this might be more common.

Others were more sublime, like this pic of the sky I snapped on the way home from the market. The clouds were almost close enough to touch.

Many of the pictures were of family or friends. As I scroll through looking at my year in review, I realize what an awesome life I have.

Just looking at this picture of Michael and a friend jumping on the trampoline gives me chills of happiness. Seeing kids being kids is one of life's greatest joys.

So is enjoying a cup of tea with my daughter on one of her visits home.

And the friends?

Oh my! This year was filled with good times from hanging out at Disneyland or a horse show with Gayle Carline, to meeting tons of new friends at various conferences.

These women rocked my world this year, not just in writing, but in life. They are giving of their time, their wisdom, and when needed, a shoulder to cry upon. I just wish I had pictures of ALL the fabulous ladies I have the honor of calling my friends. That's my new goal for next year.

Here are just a few…

Melinda VanLone, Kate Wood, and Debra Kristi
Angela Wallace, Ali Dent, and Kate Wood
Jessica Therrien, Sheri Fink, Debra Kristi, and Bethany Lopez
Gayle and Snoopy
Jenny Hansen












Tomorrow when I'm sitting at the table with friends and family, I'll know exactly what I'm thankful for. The large moments, as well as the small, the beauty of a rose, to the quiet magnificence of a setting sun's last rays.

I'm thankful for this life I have and all the wonderful, crazy, quirky, kind, mysterious, gorgeous people who make every day worth living.

To you, I say thank you.

Have a wonderful holiday tomorrow and if you're not in the States, Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

May your year be filled with gratitude.

Much love and hugs to you all.


There is far too much goodness in my year to put into this one blog, so if you'd like to see the rest of my pictures, check out the Attitude of Gratitude 366 Pinterest board I made.


27 thoughts on “From the Ridiculous to the Sublime, A Year of Gratitude”

  1. gingercalemgingercalem

    I loved this post, Tameri. I always look forward to your AoG pics on Facebook and it’s inspired me to try next year. Have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family.

    November 21, 2012
  2. Gayle CarlineGayle Carline

    I’m so thankful that we’ve been able to spend time together this year, from the San Diego conference to seeing Kathy Griffin to going to Disneyland… We should totes try to get together before Christmas. Think your foot and my eye can manage it somehow?

    Hugs, and Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 21, 2012
  3. EmmaEmma

    Beautiful pics, Tameri. We do have lots to be grateful for. Enjoy today.

    November 21, 2012
  4. susielindaususielindau

    Much love and Happy Thanksgiving to you too Tameri!

    November 21, 2012
  5. katewoodauthorkatewoodauthor

    YAY! I was finally able to “like” one of your posts.

    I am SO SO SO thankful for you, Tameri. You’ve been a light at the end of a dark tunnel. I truly appreciate you as a person, a writer and my very good friend. I hope you and yours have a fabulous holiday =)


    November 21, 2012
  6. jansenschmidtjansenschmidt

    How lovely! It’s always the simplest things that people take for granted, and yet they bring so much joy. I love your pictures, even the goat. How silly is that? A goat in the city?

    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    November 21, 2012
  7. patriciasandspatriciasands

    Tameri, you are such a thoughtful woman and always so quick to help, support and share.Your quick wit always guarantees plenty of laugh out loud moments. I’ve really enjoyed your Attitude of Gratitude photos and I’m going to hop right on over to Pinterest to see what you’ve done. Sending you and yours warm wishes for a very happy day. I hope that 2013 brings us the opportunity to finally meet in person … Atlanta …?

    November 21, 2012
  8. Louise BehielLouise Behiel

    we all have so much to be grateful for. thanks for the reminder

    November 21, 2012
  9. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    Such a beautiful post, Tameri! Thank you for sharing your gratitude with us all year long. It’s been such a treat, as has getting to know you. πŸ™‚ HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    November 22, 2012
  10. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, LaughingKristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing

    Loved that you had all of them available when I clicked on the bowl of chicken noodle soup. I wish I were disciplined enough to do something like this every day, but because you…and others that are…I get to enjoy lots of of cool pictures. πŸ™‚

    November 23, 2012
  11. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    I love the gratitude posts too! Hope you’re having an awesome holiday weekend!

    November 25, 2012

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