From the Ridiculous to the Sublime, A Year of Gratitude
Happy Thanksgiving my beautiful friends!
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 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.
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.
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…
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! 🙂
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.