Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Happy Book: Week Three

This week's Happy Book assignment is all about gratitude and saying thank you. I spent the week trying to be conscious of all the thing I am grateful for and frankly, for a large portion of the week, I felt like a queen. Here are a few of the things I was grateful for this week:

tea, my evolving tribe, the rain that turned the yard aggressively green, words, music, clean sheets, inspiration, bacon, a sweet email from my old friend Alexa, the path of the moon, fresh vegetables, hope, cooler mornings, Liz-who cuts Max's hair, seltzer water, knitting, slightly sore muscles, a letter from Karen, file folders, candles, toast...

I went through an entire package of thank you notes and think that's something I want to do more often. Nothing makes you feel your life's abundance more than writing out a thank you.

I'm taking part in The Next Chapter book blogging group, with the always wonderful Jamie Ridler. We are playing our way throughThe Happy Book by Rachel Kempster and Meg Leder.

If you'd like to join in, you can find out more here.


  1. A great list of things to be thankful for! Like your idea of continuing to write letters.

  2. I can feel ur gratitude. And it is such a joy to express to those around u have much they mean to u. U can feel ur heart burst with joy. Have a wonderful week.

  3. What a wonderful list. It's wonderful to feel like a queen. On my vision board I have something I found that says, "Honor the queen." Have a great week.

  4. Oh, like! Like very much!!

    It's hard to feel down in the dumps when you think about all the good stuff, isn't it?

    And so happy my letter made your list!!

  5. Thank you for writing about the rain and the green grass - it reminded me to go out and turn the sprinkler on!

  6. Awww... it's a wonderful thing to be on someone's "grateful for" list. You're on mine almost every time you post ;-)