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?

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  3. 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.

  4. Thanks! I love your list – keeping things in perspective rules!