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Today’s Gratitude List + November 2015 Gratitude Linkup

This has been a horrific week in our world, full of violence and heartbreak and loss of life. At times like this I often struggle with expressing gratitude – not because I’m not grateful (quite the opposite, in fact), but because my trivial little lists seem so meaningless in the face of such tragedy. Still, I believe in this practice, no matter what. Peace begins in my heart.

Gratitude - Barry Neil Kaufman

In no particular order, here is my own gratitude list for this moment in time. I hope that after reading it you’ll go on to write and share your own!

  • Celebrating 16 years of marriage with Peter.
  • Receiving sweet and generous anniversary gifts and wishes from family.
  • Our vibrant, up-and-coming, and constantly evolving neighbourhood – streetscape improvements, community activities, buildings being purchased and restored, new businesses opening, established businesses thriving – the list goes on and on. So glad and grateful we chose this part of town when we moved to Windsor.
  • The opportunity to be a part of a drawing class and learn new skills.
  • Sharing fun social times with friends.
  • Having a three-day weekend every week.
  • Continued transparency and hopeful news from our Canadian government, this week in the form of ministerial mandate letters released to the public.
  • Acts of kindness and compassion in the midst of turmoil.
  • Love.

Now it’s your turn!

How to get involved in the Gratitude Linkup

Note: This linkup will be open for the entire month, so feel free to add as many gratitude posts as you choose to write in November!

  1. Write and post a gratitude list in your own blog.
  2. Click the “add your link” button below and share your gratitude post.
  3. Click “get the InLinkz code” below and add the linkup code to your post.
  4. Visit and comment on some of the posts listed in the Gratitude Linkup.

P.S.Here’s some background on why I started the Gratitude Linkup.

get the InLinkz code

NaBloPoMo November 2015
Gratitude Circle

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.