Gratitude Spiral: Day 338

Today, I’m grateful for my son who celebrates his birthday this week.

He was my first-born and so I’m really celebrating the day I became a mother, too. I’m thankful for the reminder to reflect on who I’ve become as a result.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 283

Today, I’m grateful for my children still asking for my advice or opinion — every once in a while.

They’ve all grown up to be independent adults, but it’s nice to hear from them occasionally. And I’m happy that sometimes they might still need me, too. 😉

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 168

Today, I’m grateful for my first daughter, born on this date more than 30 years ago.

Who could’ve imagined the beautiful, independent woman she’d become! I count her among my greatest blessings. 🙂

Who are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 165

Today, on this Mother’s Day, I’m grateful for my mother’s sewing cabinet.

It’s too big for my mother to bring to her new apartment, so the cabinet, made by my father in 1970, has a new home in my craft room, next to my sewing machine. I’m thankful for it and for all the use my mother got out of it as she made clothes for her five kids.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 86

Today, I’m grateful for motherhood.

On this 86th day of my Gratitude Spiral, I think back on the year 1986 — the year I became a mother. My life changed dramatically that year. Being a mother is not simply what I am, but it’s now part of the definition of who I am. Despite entering motherhood with blinders on (the way most of us do) and despite all the challenges, I love how it has shaped me. I’m forever thankful for the blessing of motherhood.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 24

Today, I’m grateful for my children.

Their uniqueness as they travel into adulthood is a wonder to me. Their lives have shaped me by their gifts, their challenges, their struggles, and their dreams. And I’m grateful every day for the gift of each of them.

Who are you grateful for today?