Sunday, July 06, 2008

"G" is for Gratitude.

Today's post is brought to you by the letter "G."

And these are a few of the things I'm grateful for:

  • This space.
  • Nearing completion on the very large alphabet commission, enjoying the process along the way, and finally getting around to sharing it!
  • The fact that there's only 8 days between me and a much desired vacation.
  • Meeting just the right person at just the right time.
  • Voicemail...and the love, friendship, and support it is able to contain.
  • The ceiling fan above my bed, sweet relief from the heat.
  • The potential in everything.
  • Really wonderful emails and blog comments.
  • Good books.
  • Rose petal iced tea.
  • A cold shower and rosemary mint soap after working outside in the sun all day.
  • ...followed by a deliciously homemade Greek dinner prepared by my husband.
  • ...followed by an hour of laying in my hammock with a good book and my 2 dogs playing underneath me (my definition of heaven).
  • ...followed by returning a whole slew of emails that I am receiving in response to my recent Call for Dogs--and feeling a drastic spike in hopefulness in the process.
  • Getting to know the incredible group of women that are participating in the first gathering of Creating in the Midst.
  • Late night double espressos.
  • Stunning dog photos and the freedom to choose which ones I want to paint.
  • Inspiration.
  • A body that works well, despite the abuse I sometimes put it through.
  • This quote.
  • The fact that this list is nowhere near complete....

...more letters coming soon! :)



bella said...

Hey girlie! I'm loving this list here.
I feel your smile shining as I read though each line.

pERiWinKle said...

I'm with you on the hammock heaven! In our old house my husband had to 'arrange' so that I can hang my hammock in the lounge, in the sunroom and on the deck...depending on the day and weather... I LOVE hammocks! xx

Connie said...

Ohhhh rose petal ice tea sounds dreamy!!!

Peace & Love.

mistie said...

Oh my gosh!
I posted gratitude today.
Weird small world.
I LOVE your list, and such great timing as I just got home from vacation and remember why I live here. Thanks so much.

maddie said...

rose petal tea! oh loverly

like you:)

i am grateful for you:)

tina said...

I'm loving your blog------ and looking forward to getting to know you better in the Midst.

Now........... how in the world can you mentor me to make my blog LOOK as groove as yours??? WOW.

Loralee Choate said...

I love this place. :)

I hope your vacation is WONDERFUL

Jessie said...

tina, it's fairly simple:

all you have to do is marry a web designer. ;)

Anonymous said...

"( hour of laying in my hammock with a good book and my 2 dogs playing underneath me (my definition of heaven)."

Oy! That does sound like heaven!
I haven't visited in so the new look of your blog, and love your gratitude list.

Jamie said...

I'm grateful for you :)

Marie said...

You are doing so much to support creativity and bravery! I finished a post a couple of days ago about being a Fraidy Cat...You inspired me to push behind the fear, which is extremely difficult thing to do. Thanks for being you and for inspiring the rest of us.

p.s. I am the girl on the gorgeous, creative sister, Carole, is on right...