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One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I’m grateful for. There have been times when I’ve gotten stuck in negativity that I’ve done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to remember what’s beautiful and to remain present in my life.

Each week, Laurel Regan’s Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad is a way for me to share a few of the things I’m grateful for with others.

A few of the things I’m grateful for today are:

    • The ability to buy an axle for our car.
    • Hun’s ability to fix the axle on our car. (with Baby Boy’s help, of course!)

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    • A neighbor who drove Hun and Baby Boy to me when the newly fixed axle slipped out just enough and I was stuck in a parking lot.
    • The wonderful man (family?) who stopped to help Hun get the axle properly seated (it wouldn’t go in all the way, which is how it “walked” out) because a “pin”
    • The picture DVD and poem I created for Hun on Baby Boy’s behalf for Father’s Day.
    • The community that having this blog creates and supports, for me.
    • A lovely, loving visit with 2 wonderful women and the presence of a new baby (in one woman’s life, not mine)
    • The nice Father’s Day meal and gathering with family. + water play

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  • Farmer’s markets and learning of a CSA in the area.
  • Getting up and trying every day, even when I’m having issues within myself.
  • Inspiration and recognition from others.
  • The little bit of patience I sometimes have.
  • A beautiful fresh fruit salad I made for the Father’s Day family gathering.
  • Memories. And a past.
  • A place to call home.
  • A good, heartfelt, and honest conversation with Hun in the wee hours of the morning when we should have been sleeping, where I freely shed tears and yet was still heard and understood and we reconnected with each other.

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Do you do a gratitude list? How about joining us and writing your own!

If you’d like to read some of my other gratitude lists, check here.

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Gratitude Linkup – Week of 6/15/14
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8 thoughts on “Gratitude Linkup – Week of 6/15/14

    • June 16, 2014 at 3:09 pm
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      Thank you! And yes, I sure do love all the kiddos, but of course Baby Boy holds the most special-est place in my heart 🙂

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  • June 16, 2014 at 2:58 pm
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    So impressed that you found lots to be thankful in the car drama situation – – good job! And it looks like you had a beautiful Father’s Day.

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    • June 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm
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      Oh, yes a beautiful Father’s Day. My siblings and I surprised my dad by being at the gathering he didn’t know was going to happen and had no idea we were coming to town just for! It was special and maybe even slightly extra-special what with his pretty serious health crisis earlier this year 🙂 I feel my own love and gratitude of this fact alone as I sit here and write this response…

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  • June 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm
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    I love the pictures too – such life and beauty in them. I’m glad for you that you had that 3am conversations – for me, that is the witching hour when everything feels so… big and urgent. Yet also an odd (and sometimes misguided, I admit) clarity pervades those moments. Great that your love can support and hear you in those moments.
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    • June 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm
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      Yes. Exactly! Sometimes I’m misguided or overly urgent in those times, too. I think we, as a couple needed it, but I definitely needed to be honest and release as well. Today, I’m exhausted from not enough sleep, but lighter than I’ve been in a few weeks. 🙂

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    • June 17, 2014 at 3:06 am
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      Yes, yes! I’m so glad nothing happened while I was actually driving on the roads or highway 🙂

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