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Gratitude Journal

Posted on: December 8, 2016

One thing I’ve been missing during my time-out from fashion blogging

is my Gratitude Feature, 

so thought I’d write a post with a few for today…..

I am grateful that my husband surprised me with tickets to see Kenny Rogers last night. 

Neither of us were aware that it was his Farewell Tour and felt so honored to be there , as

he took us on a journey of his career.  It was a wonderful heartfelt night with a roller coaster of 

emotions as he ends his career and I only cried once, when he sang  :  

His last choice of a song was one that everyone cheered him with such love and admiration, 

unlike any moment I’ve ever felt in a concert and it truly was a moment filled with appreciation

of this entertainer and all the memories he’s leaving us with.  

This memory will last a lifetime as it truly was a honor to be there 

and to have shared that night with each other and the people who sat on either side of us

as we had wonderful conversations !  

I am also grateful that I remembered to bring out my therapy light as these past few days have been gray and lacking in sunlight and it really did help me!  

I am also grateful that I found a gratitude journal my sister had kept back in 1997 in which she mentioned me and how much she loved me and how much I was there for her.  I will have this to read whenever I need to!  

I am grateful that we began the process of putting out the Christmas decorations,though I cut back and am not up for doing them all. 

I am grateful that the “Magic Weighted Blanket” I ordered a few days after my sister passed on , arrived yesterday

I am grateful for the big tub of chocolate chip cookie mix I bought at BJ’s as, I made a batch up this afternoon.  

I am grateful that my husband I share a love of going to concerts and all the emotions music stirs in us as it truly touches your soul in a very special way.  I am grateful for all the songs and singers I have loved and who’ve brightened my life!  


11 Responses to "Gratitude Journal"

I think it can be very cathartic to write these emotions down, Tracey! I’m always so grateful to read the items you include in your blogs, because it remind me of how blessed my life is too!
Sending tons of love to you and your family.
I’m so glad you were able to go to that concert—it sounds like a great time.

thank your, spreading gratitude is something I want for my blog!

So glad you had that special concert to attend, Tracey! I haven’t been to many concerts, but my husband and I saw Kenny Rogers about 33-34 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky. Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers opened for him. Such a treat to hear all of them! I think of you often and am glad when o see n e-mail from you still. Hang in there! Prayers for you.

thank you., i am strong and will get past this, but like with all losses, changed forever…

I’m so glad to see you back here!

I love Kenny Rogers and didn’t realize he was on a farewell tour. What was the last song he sang? How wonderful that you found your sister’s journal. I am sure these holidays will be difficult but your family will be there for you and many of us continue to pray for you.

Blaze of Glory was the final song on his tour, it was amazing…. Thank you for your prayers and kindness!

If you can give thanks for chocolate chip cookie dough..and really mean have unlocked the secret to accessing authentic, inner happiness. My 85 yr old mom regularly gives thanks for trash pick up.. She grew up poor and I’m betting that trash was a big and stinky problem at times. When simple things like trash men and cookies are the starting point for counting our blessings, you just know the list will be long and our gratitude strong..this will help you through Tracey.💜

a good point, Cindy, I have always declared that it doesn’t take much to make me happy.

Love and continued healing for you, Tracey. Music is good for that. So glad you were able to enjoy this concert with your hubby.

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