Saturday, April 25, 2009

Catching Up And Blog Award

I have several blogs that are on my favorites. I ran across this blog on sugardoodle and really enjoyed her writing. The thing I like most is the fact that whatever Trish writes about, it always makes me smile. She just has a way of finding humor in most situations. Instead of being a blog stocker I actually commented and hence she has come to my blog. The big surprise is I received a blog award.
Here are the rules:
This is my very first blog award from Trish at redefined 2009

The Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award:
  1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
  2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude.
  3. Link to your nominees within your post.
  4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award.
  5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude.
One of my earliest posts was about a book I read by Debbie Macomber. The book, "Thursdays at Eight", tells a story about a group of women who meet Thursdays for breakfast. They are women who have come together from a journal writing class. The assignment that they were given was to come up with a word that defines their year and what they want to accomplish. As I thought about that assignment, I came up with a word. For 2008 it was ENOUGH. For 2009 I thought about a word that I wanted to focus on and it was GRATEFUL. I have been grateful for so many things. The fact that we had enough has topped the list. This has been a stressful few months. With Ric being unemployed and then starting up a new company I have watched the tender mercy’s of Heavenly Father continually. I am grateful that I have had prayers answered and friends that have been a support. When I chose GRATEFUL I put a quote in my journal that helps me focus on the things that matter most. It is by Melody Beattie.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

This pretty much sums up what I have been feeling. By writing down the things I am grateful for helps me focus on what really is important. The more gratitude I feel the less I worry about my present circumstance.

Now…I nominate the following Jennifer, Grace, Chris, Vonna, Marissa, Paula, Melissa, Sarah, Bev, and Kristi (private). These are a few blogs that I am grateful for.

Now for catching up on my Easter finishes:

For preschool I made 11 of these so Sevrine could share them with her class.

We had a busy Easter and wanted to post pictures. I enjoyed having the family over for dinner but I didn't get all the pictures taken. I did get Sevrine coloring eggs and she modeled her new dress. Hopefully when we get together for Mother's Day I will post more pictures.


Grace said...

thank you for the award!!!

Your little chicks are adorable including Sevrine, she looks so happy with the eggs!

Chris said...

Thank you Gayle for the award. I will see to it in a few days.

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

See! You totally deserved the gratitude award! You know what...I didn't even realize you found me through sugardoodle! Hope you have a great Sunday!

Vonna said...

What a lovely, sincere post Gayle...I tell you I needed to hear the Grateful story...awesome! Thank you so much for nominating me, I appreciate it and you!
Have a great week!