Gratitude Spiral: Day 265

Today, I’m grateful for neighbors stopping to admire our hibiscus flowers.

At first glance out my window, my grumpier self thought that the dog-walking neighbors were letting their dogs use my corner bush as a dumping ground. Then, I realized they were photographing the hibiscus flowers. What a happy thing to have something that brings joy to passers-by! And a few minutes later, I saw another neighborhood family doing the same thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 196

Today, I’m grateful for my neighbor sharing her peonies with me.

She pulled her car over when I was out taking a walk the other day to tell me her peonies were blooming. She said she’d leave the clippers nearby so I could help myself. Peonies are beautiful. And peonies shared by a neighbor are even more beautiful!

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 104

Today, I’m grateful for neighbors who drop by for tea.

Good neighbors are a blessing. They’ll lend a tool, help with a project, or maybe water your garden while you’re away. Or sometimes, they’ll just drop by for a cup of tea. ๐Ÿ™‚

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 21

Today, I’m grateful for helpful neighbors.

Yesterday afternoon, at the tail end of a messy snowstorm, our neighbor plowed our street because the town trucks hadn’t reached us yet. It’s not the first time I’ve experienced neighborliness and I’m sure it won’t be the last. ๐Ÿ™‚

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 15

Today, I’m grateful for Mr. Fred Rogers โ€” for all that he was and and all he tried to teach each day.

Yesterday afternoon, I took myself to the movies to see It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhoodย starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers. The movie left me with a renewed appreciation for the gentle, honest, wise man and with the feeling that caring for our neighbors is not such a tremendously difficult thing after all. ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you appreciate today?