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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Grains of Gratitude

My blogging friend, Christine, of Bradys Bunch has started a Sunday "Grains of Gratitude" where she lists 5 things she is grateful for. The meaning behind the title is because when her husband was growing up, at every Thanksgiving his mom would hand her kids grains of wheat and they would tell what they were grateful for - how neat!

So my 5 things (my goal is to name 5 things I'm grateful for from the past week)

1. Grateful that Kayla seems to be enjoying riding the school bus. I was feeling guilty about having her ride it when we live so close to the school...but guess what? No tears! She has not cried once since I've put her on the bus (knock on wood!) and the week before she cried every morning I dropped her off at preschool. It's much easier to walk away with her not crying...so I guess so far the school bus is a good thing!

2. Grateful that we have a wonderful MOPS group in town that I attend and this year I'm a member of the Steering Committee as the finance person.

3. Grateful for the yummy-tasting pancakes my husband made for breakfast this morning!

4. Grateful for the wonderfully relaxing time we spent at the zoo with Kayla today.

5. Grateful that Joe didn't have to work last Friday and Monday so we had a nice 4-day weekend with him home.

If you post about your "Grains of Gratitude" too please leave a comment on Christine's blog so she can read about it too.


Pamela said...

Michelle, I am so glad to hear that Kayla likes the bus. I had wondered how it was going.

What a great guy to make the pancakes! It is so nice that you are involved and in a big way!

I am grateful to have a friend like you. *smile*

K.T. says peace said...

I love that idea!!!!!!!!We didnt do anything like that when I was a child-except celebrate my birthday.That is an awesome idea and the kind of thing I was looking for;for Thanksgiving.Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great week..and good news about the school bus. I like the grains of gratitude.

Dori (Aviva's mommy)

andria said...

Thats cool, maybe I will do that next Sunday,kinda late tonight.

I do MOPS too, it was a lifesaver. I got roped into doing MOPPETS and, boy, am I busy.

Overwhelmed! said...

These are wonderful things to be grateful for! I'm so glad that Kayla seems to like riding the bus. What a relief! And that's so nice that Joe made you pancakes. What a swell guy your Joe is! :)

No worries about not having advice for how to entertain a toddler in Vegas. We've manage to find a few things to do. I'll be posting about them soon, I hope. :) I still have to post about our Labor Day weekend as well. :)

Stephanie said...

Oh what GREAT things to be greatful for!! We had pancakes as well, only I cooked them instead of my husband! lol

mum2brady said...

Michelle - thanks for joining in :) And - you're picture is centered too - dang but I'm going to have to figure it out LOL

What wonderful things to be thankful for :) I'm so thrilled that Kayla is so happy to ride the bus and is having a great time at school.

Thanks for joining in, and linking to me :)

rnp said...

What a wonderful list Michelle. I really like this idea. I can't wait until next Sunday to see everyone's next list.

Catch said...

I spent a couple Thanksgivings with my girfriend and once we were in NJ for Thanksgiving at her daughters. We always go around the table before we eat and everyone says something they are thankful for....I think this is a neat way to start off Thanksgiving dinner.

Tammy and Parker said...

Such sweet blessings to be thankful for!

Jessica said...

What a great list of things to be grateful for! I can't wait to participate next week!

chelle said...

What a nice idea. I am so disorganized and spacey I cannot commit to anything. So not like me but I just can't get my ducks in a row.

Sounds like you have had a wonderful week with a lot to be thankful for!

trisomymommy said...

Yay for Kayla and the bus rides! Great gratitude list!

PEA said...

You have such a wonderful list of things to be grateful about...so many of us take things for granted and forget to be grateful for what we do have! So glad to hear Kayla is liking the school bus...I love the pic of her with her school bag! lol Just precious!! Hugs!

Barb said...

What a nice idea. I'll have to check this out. I really like the idea of posting about things we're grateful for. And I suspected Kayla would like the school bus. Most kids do.

Pamela said...

Hey Michelle, just wanted to let you know I did this "Grains of Gratitude" and left Christine a note too. Thanks! :)

Melany aka Supermom said...

We should all do more gratitude lists - on blog or otherwise. We have so much to be thankful for but sometimes forget!