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Posted on: December 23, 2014

Dear Readers, I’ve been busy getting things ready for Christmas and forgetting to take blog photos before dark..

I woke up this morning feeling inspired to write a post on Gratitude…

The best benefit to me in starting this blog has been holding myself accountable and publicizing my daily gratitude!

It truly is a gift you give yourself! 

I must also say Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays , Happy Hanukkah! 

I hope you are all filling your souls with family, friendship and the love of the Season!  

Click the quote to see a beautiful Thanksgiving video you can share with your family!

You see I awoke this morning at 5am with about 5 hours of sleep and severe sinus pressure, but my positive personality kicked into gear and I imagined myself as The Little Engine That Could, a book my grandmother bought me and dear mother read to me many times. It  was a lesson I needed and my wise mother was well aware of that need. That thought sparked my initiating the Gratitude post you are reading because I am missing my mother like crazy and am so grateful for the incredible legacy she left behind that guides me in so many ways..

The Best Books Age by Age: Big Kids: The Little Engine That Could (via

Today,  I am cooking up 3 flavors of Frittatas..

.Yes, accommodating ten people means choices.

.In case you are curious my 3 options are 1. spinach, artichoke, mushroom, onion and feta,  2. red & green peppers onions and feta and 3. bacon, onions and sharp cheddar…  Yep, onions in all 3!  

And guess what I forgot to buy… ONIONS… Heading to the store after breakfast and a cup of tea!  

Feta & Vegetable Mini Frittatas.  Only 2 WW Pts+ per frittata.  A great Healthy Choice for breakfast on the go.

I’ve mentioned on Facebook, but now will share with you, that my goal this year is to have all my cooking done early as I usually do it on Christmas Eve and am frazzled by Christmas morning.. This year I set the goal to have a peaceful, relaxing, recharging day for Christmas Eve and I am on target, as long as I muscle through this headache today.. 

What 3 things are you grateful for today?

If you haven’t already embraced daily gratitude’s as a key to happiness ,

this might help.. get you started..

21 Days of Gratitude Printable Prompts #MobilePrint #sponsored

I will probably not do another post until after Christmas, so would love if any of my dear readers would bless me with a comment of something they are Grateful for this season!

Merry Christmas!

And Now for a few Gratitudes from the last few days…

I am grateful for my Nicholas( 19) for being a light in my world and changing out the lightbulbs in my kitchen!  

I am grateful to my daughter for bathing and grooming the dog and to my youngest for helping her…

I am grateful to my two boys for accompanying me on the several grocery trips over the last few days. My youngest even indulged me in a walk in the rain last night when the urge hit me..

I am grateful for the love of dear friends and my blogging community who keep me going with their kindness and wisdom. 

I am grateful that my husband’s hard work was recognized when he was awarded Salesman of the Year!  He totally kicked butt, especially considering that he was in management up until mid August and took 3 weeks off in October!  

I am grateful for wonderful holiday memories and conversations with my children. 

I am grateful for the outpouring of outrage for the loss of two NY officers.  

I am grateful to my youngest who is the first one up, just  came up to me with a big hug and “Morning Mom!”  


6 Responses to "Gratitude"

Merry Christmas, and best wishes for getting your cooking done today so you can relax tomorrow!

I am grateful for many things. One is my family. My grandparents and parents have all been gone for many years, but I think of them and the lessons they taught me daily. My grandmother on my mother’s side used to always tell us grandchildren to be thankful and to thank others. She would tell us how both her parents’ last words in this life were “Thank you”. My other grandmother was such a hard worker. I learned from her to “Use it up, wear it out; make do, or do without”. I am grateful for what I learned from both of them.

I don’t want this to be too long, but I will add that I learned to play music and give to others from my mother and the value of honesty and quietness from my father. He would often say he wanted others to treat him the same no matter where they saw him, and he could spot hypocrisy a mile away.

Thanks for asking for our gratitude thoughts. This blessed me to think about!

Thanks so much for sharing… It is great to take pause and recognize the lessons that are the legacy of generations before us… Sharing yours warmed my heart! Merry Christmas!

I am so grateful for the freedom and opportunity this wonderful country of ours offers!
I am grateful for the love of my parents and sisters and friends.
I am grateful for the home we own and the opportunity to help others.
And most of all I grateful for Gods love for humanity in the form of his son Jesus. May we always hold dear the true meaning of Christmas!
Blessings to you and your family!

Thanks for commenting Ana and very well said!

I’m taking a break with a cup of tea and checking in on my favourite blogs until it’s time for the Christmas Eve fun begins.

I have so much to be grateful for that I feel overwhelmed…. so I’ll go with something more frivolous and light – I am grateful for humour, how funny my hubby is, for funny Youtube videos, stand-up comics, Jimmy Fallon, Seinfeld reruns and a glass of wine in the evenings and so on!

Here’s to a lot more laughter in the world! Merry Christmas Tracey and thanks for your gratitude reminders!

I hope you enjoyed your tea.. Thanks for sharing some lighthearted ones.. Sometimes we can get overwhelmed with the blessings in our lives and we need lighter ones as well…Merry Christmas!
Thanks for commenting and sharing some gratitude!

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