I had so many sweet messages and emails about last week’s quote. I personally love inspirational and motivational messages and am excited that so many of you do as well.

What is it they say about like minds?

Well, I think we go together like peas and carrots, you and I.



Last week, I chatted away about goals.  I loved hearing about many of yours as well.

This week, I want to focus on being thankful.

I’m constantly reminding my son that in our house, thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday where we eat turkey in November, it is a state of mind we should proudly have each and every day.

I know it is a hard lesson to learn.

I remember being his age and thinking the same. I would rush up the driveway after school, shifting my books from one arm to the other as my shoes kicked up dust and gravel. Grandmother would greet me at the top of the hill with a smile and a hug and ask me about my day. Immediately, I would start in telling her about whatever wrong had happened during the day. A funny story from a friend, or about how I wish the lunchroom served food like hers. And every single time I would finish rattling off my stories to her, she would place her arm across my shoulders in a sideways hug, give me a tight squeeze and say, “in everything, give thanks.”

Now, as an almost 40-year old wife and mother, I catch myself becoming caught up in toys scattered underfoot in the playing room, dirty socks tossed carelessly around my son’s bedroom, and half-drunk glasses of milk left sitting on the table.

And then her words remind me.

In everything, give thanks.


20 comments on “Gratitude”

  1. Love the quote. Every night or morning or both I lay in bed and think of what I’m grateful for, it really does make you appreciate what you have.

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  3. Loved your story and picture! Sometimes, I do find myself focusing on the negatives in my life instead of all of the wonderful blessings that God has given me. I came across a quote a couple of months ago that really hit home. “What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things that you thanked God for today?” Really makes you stop and think.

    Thanks for hosting Mingle Monday! Hope you have a great week Robyn!

  4. I absolutely loved this post, and I will remember your quote each time I am cleaning up toys, snack crumbs, etc. from now on. Thank you! Have a super week!

  5. I love that quote!!! It is easy to forget to be thankful for even the smallest things!!! Thanks for the reminder and the cute picture:-)

  6. LOVE that quote and story! Thanks for hosting1

  7. I love that quote AND that cute dog!

  8. I’ve been stressing this same lesson to my son. With the over abundance of toys from Christmas, he’s asking for and expecting every toy that catches his eye. Of course he doesn’t get them, he has too many the way it is. We are focusing in being thankful for what we have, and not asking for everything that we want. It’s a hard lesson for everyone, kid or adult.

  9. Thanks for hosting and for the reminder. It’s a good one!

  10. Great reminder! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Good morning, Robyn! LOVE the gratitude theme!!

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