An Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude

I scanned this page from the November 2014 edition of the “Oprah Magazine,” p. 129, because it illustrates how to cultivate an attitude of gratitude that fits everyone.  I knew Colline, and her Gratitude Project were on to something when I found her blog, and Oprah backs up her findings.

What am I grateful for this week?  I am grateful for peace and quiet.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love all the commotion of the holidays just as much as everyone else.  However, I do love the peace that ensues after Halloween to the week just before Thanksgiving.  It is a time to reflect and plan and figure out what you need for the holidays.

My husband and I are Buddhist so we do not celebrate Christmas.  We did when our kids and grand kids were home with us.  Now it is just the two of us, along with Sugar and Spice, of course.  There is not much planning for us for the holidays anymore.  I had to learn to enjoy the peace and quiet and to appreciate it for what it is – our time together to do what we want to do.

Thai food

We have a grand Thanksgiving planned.  Thai food!  Spring rolls, panang, and  cow-pot (Thai fried rice).  There is no reason that we have to follow a traditional Thanksgiving meal, so we decided to be different.  We are really looking forward to the meal because I do not make spring rolls often, so this will be a real treat.

What are you thankful for this week?

Thanks for popping in to see what I am up to today.  I will see you soon,

Silver Threading

Author: Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro loves writing speculative fiction and the sub-genres of fantasy and magical realism, other types of cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood – or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Fairy Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.

16 thoughts on “An Attitude of Gratitude”

  1. I love the chart you shared with us from the Oprah magazine Colleen. I noticed in particular that when we are not grateful, we tend to be cranky!
    I enjoy the peace and quite after the holidays too. It gives you a chance to recharge and reflect on what you have done.
    PS: your Thanksgiving dinner plans sound delicious!

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    1. Thanks Colline. I saw that article and knew I had to share it with you. Another stage in life. I had a hard time after all the kids and grand kids moved elsewhere. Now I realize it is a time for us. Not selfish at all. A hard lesson learned ❤

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  2. Your thanksgiving sounds great indeed. We don´t celebrate it, but I share your feelings about the hustle and bustle and do enjoy peace and quiet. I don’t get a lot of that at the moment but I’m sticking with meditation…Enjoy it your way!

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  3. I think it’s great to try to cultivate a grateful life. I, myself, don’t need to cultivate ’cause it’s how I live my life on a daily basis. As tough as life can get, it is our blessings that pull us up. I don’t “do” holidays anymore either, but I’m not Buddhist, I’m Christian.

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