Finding Grace in Every Day #6

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Finding Grace in Every Day - Joanna Ciolek It’s been a little bit difficult to be grateful these days. Lost opportunities, lost jobs, lost income, lethargic economy, cold winter… but enough with the negatives. These days I try to remind myself that we are fine, healthy and together and that’s all that matters.

Sometimes watching news helps too – there’s just so much bad shit happening out there it’s impossible not to feel like we’re the lucky ones.

Finding Grace in Every Day #6

Today I am thankful for:

  • That feeling when I wake up only to find my mom busy in the kitchen, making the whole house smell like pancakes.
  • Not gaining ton of weight despite my obvious lack of self-control when it comes to M&Ms.
  • Knowing that winter will end soon.
  • My son’s transformation into this goofy, funny, happy pre-teen I can hardly recognize.
  • My husband’s love.
  • Grandma’s recipe for the most tasty home made bread I will ever eat.
  • Long baths.
  • Catching up on favorite tv shows while taking long baths.
  • Running into an old friend in a grocery store.
  • My child shouting “No, I love you more, more, more” as I tickle him endlessly.
  • Those moments when everything is peaceful and in order.
  • My electric heater.
  • That even during the most chaotic moments I am happy with the way things are.

What are you grateful for?

4 Responses

  1. thedooverdiva

    Hi Joanne, we could be soul sisters. I can totally relate to what you’re saying in regard to lost jobs and lost opportunities. Thank you for reminding me to be grateful for the everyday stuff. I will definitely incorporate come gratitude into my starting over blog called

    Today, I’m grateful for…

    1. Waking up healthy
    2. A family that loves me
    3. The warm sunshine that is melting the snow
    4. Teenagers that only drive me a “little” crazy but are good kids
    5. Cadbury’s Cream Eggs (yum)
    6. That I’ve been given time to reach for my dream
    7. For your blog

    Keep up the good work.