Friday, May 29, 2009

Gratefulness Award


I've been nominated for the Attitude of Gratitude award by Summerset and here are the rules:

The Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award
1. Put the logo on your blog or post
2. Nominate a few bloggers that show an attitude of gratitude
3. Link to your nominees within your post
4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award
5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award.
6. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude

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As an ingredient to happiness, I can't think of anything more important than gratitude, so I was very touched when Summerset thought of me for this.
In my opinion, the attitude of gratitude transforms every experience into a positive and forward moving one; when we are grateful for whatever happens or to whomever comes into our lives, we learn fast and enjoy much...and we want to give back more (which also strengthens happiness.)

My life--itself the biggest gift--has given me so much to be grateful for too....my husband and children, my precious siblings and their families, my country which I love so much, my home on the hill....this mysterious Creation that my Creator has placed us all in, so full of beauty and drama...and of course, my friends...
Freedom, time, will, joy, creativity, love...all these gifts of God make me grateful. The tough times and mistakes along the way have all been part of developing this attitude, so I am grateful for them too.

My recent experience teaching in Baltimore has given me so much to think about....and I would like to share this award with two bloggers who were instrumental in coaxing me into the new role of teacher...and who inspire me with their own positive and unique attitudes of gratitude.

Susan Elliot, of Plays with Needles
Robin Atkins, of Beadlust

Thanks for your continual inspiration....

2 comments :

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Beautifully said!
Hugs,
Kerry

Robin said...

I love what you wrote here about gratitude... It's so very true especially about the way it transforms any experience. When I used to write morning pages every morning, I'd frequently write a gratitude list, which would then seem to transform the entire remainder of the day.

Thank you so much for honoring me with this "award"... I don't know what (or when) I'll post about it, as it will require some thought...

In the meantime, I am so grateful that we've met and shared our love of stitching!

Oh... since I was off-computer for a while, I missed your tomato post until this evening... What a grand set of pictures! My thumbs are not even vaguely tinted green, yet I found myself wanting to try growing tomatoes. Hah! Wonder if....

Hugs, Robin A.