2014 52 Week Photo Challenge…3/52: Gratitude


It’s easy to get caught up in all of the negativity that surrounds us everyday…all it takes is for one person to start complaining about the weather or the boss or the paint color on the wall and more than likely the person standing next to them will join in…It’s easier to go with the flow even if we know it’s going to take us down a dark hole…negativity breeds negativity.  It’s time to swim up-stream…choose to live a grateful life.

Choose to focus on what you have in life instead of what you don’t have.  Start noticing and listing the things you are grateful for.  Include things you normally take for granted.  We often take for granted the very things that make life worth living.  Good Health, a warm coat, good friends, a hot cup of coffee, being greeted at the door by an overly excited furry friend or a car that starts when we turn the key.

Let 2014 be a year filled with gratitude…be the silver lining in the cloudy day…Retrain your mind to look for the good in every situation.

In general grateful people are happier, healthier and less stressed.

Here are a few things I am grateful for…

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I am grateful for our garden that provides good things for us to eat and my hat that keeps the sun off of my face…


I am grateful for my husband who makes me laugh everyday even when I don’t want to.


I am grateful for sunny days, shady spots and fresh cut grass.

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I am grateful for the beautiful flowers that grow in my garden, they remind me to slow down and enjoy the moments that make up life.

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I am grateful for sweet treats, especially the wonderful creamy concoction known as gelato.

What will you be grateful for this year?

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3 responses to “2014 52 Week Photo Challenge…3/52: Gratitude

  1. Lots of wonderful things to be grateful for everyday.
    Thanks for the pingback!

  2. There are so many things to be grateful for, both big and small. When we think of all we have instead of focusing on what we don’t, we can’t help but to find joy 🙂

  3. love this!! Yes we should be grateful every single day….and feel blessed 🙂

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