While I am still devoted to the practice of gratitude in my life, I am cutting down to one post of three items per week, which will be published on Wednesdays, mainly because I am also devoted to increasing my practice of writing in general, and will be working to create other posts for this blog as well!
I also would encourage all of you to begin a gratitude practice of your own. It makes a difference in my life, as I’m more prone to notice all of the little things that I might otherwise take for granted, and lets me take a pause at least once a day to think over the things I’m grateful for as they happen, selecting the ones that elicited the longest and most significant pauses to highlight here. In the book I reviewed yesterday, which you can check out here, the author spends a full chapter on the practice of gratitude and how it can help you lead a more authentic and joy-filled life. I couldn’t agree with her assessment more!
My joys of this week include…
My Writer’s Group
What a group of crazy, awesome, inspiring people.
I missed my writer’s group so much during the last year and a half. It’s changed some since it started, but there is something very special about a group of creative minds coming together to encourage and support one another that fires the parts of your brain that help you make cool stuff.
I’ve written more and had more creative ideas since I came home from this weeks writer’s group than I have in a year and a half. That’s saying something. I owe them for whatever good things come out of me this week, writing wise. Of course, that also means I can blame them for the really awful things, right?
If you’re local to the area, you should really come out and join us at the Strathmore Municipal library on the first Monday of every month. Join our group on Facebook to learn more about us!
This Brand New Website!
My husband has spent many hours putting together this website, to suit both our visions. It’s been a lot of programming work for him, to get everything working properly, and I’m so excited about the possibilities it embodies! It’s been so much fun picking out and creating new graphics, setting up old content to be new again and putting everything together.
I mean, don’t you think it’s awesome??!!
My Stitch ‘n Bitch Girls
I have a group of friends I get together with to do all our various artsy-craftsy-ness in an environment where there is lots of laughter, encouragement, shared learning and sometimes a bit of stash-enabling. But that’s what friends are for, right?
Who else can you take with you to Michael’s, who will work through your shopping anxiety with you, and stick around while you compare every brand of yarn in the store so you can find the colors and texture that is just right for your new project? I mean that kind of patience is pretty remarkable, considering what a picky person I can be about my crafting stuff. But these ladies, these lovely ladies, they are there for me in the most remarkable of ways.
I’m just so damn lucky. And so thankful.
What are you grateful for today? Comment and share the joy!