Day 22

February 7th

I took this photo off of Pinterest, I don’t know the artist, but if you do leave me a comment and I’ll post it here.

I noticed earlier today that my 28 day challenge starts on February 15th, but seeing as the 16th is a full moon I figured that would be the day that I should start. If you’d like to joy me in the next 28 days of gratitude February 16th- I’ll see you there. I’m going to try to shift to writing my lists in the morning. I don’t have any new jobs this week, so I’ll slowly switch to the morning.

I am grateful and blessed for this day because I got to laugh, smile, joke, teach, learn, love, and give out love today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so blessed and happy for the trip we just booked because of the fun we’ll have as a family, for being on the lakes and cruising through unknown spots, and for being with my family in a carefree setting. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of the love he gives me and our kids, for working hard providing for our family, and for twinkling his eyes when he meets mine. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed for my home because of the love it holds, for letting the light shine through and out, for all the laughter it hears, and for keeping my family safe and warm. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so blessed and grateful for this beautiful dream I am in, because of how lucky I am in life, love, abundance of joy, for being able to share that joy with others, and for being able to plant seeds, make plans for a garden, and to be a mom to four kids all needing me in different ways. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a good day! Life is such a blessing in itself.

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Day 21

Found a morning dove by my front door this morning.

It was the off weekend, so I had some quality time with my husband. I always look forward to it because we get to sit back and realize where we’ve came from, reminisce about the last nine years. Be present and be grateful for where we are today. We even started plaining a summer vacation with all of our kids, something Jon wanted to last year, but we bought a house instead. Solid trade off. I also had time to reorganize my office and get ready for my seedlings. I should start next week.

I am blessed for the birds because of how they plant seeds, sing sweetly, and keep my backyard lively throughout the year. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am grateful and thankful for being a mom because I enjoy being there for my kids, for helping with school and life questions, and for always enforcing plant consumption. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so happy and blessed for my plants because of how they enjoy living near me, they enjoy my singing to them, and for cleaning my air while radiating around me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of how he loves me fully, for how he loves our kids and is such a great dad and stepdad, and for being passionate about our family. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed and so grateful for my health because I love jumping, doing stairs, carrying heavy items, and being able to with ease. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed and happy for my parents and Jon’s parents because they gave so much for our childhoods and for always being there in different ways but all with love. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am grateful and blessed for my friends and family because they all have different perspectives, different ways of loving, and they ground me and help me learn and grow, and for being there for me and allowing me to be there for them. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly grateful for Jon’s dream job because he gets to work with his best friend’s Bobby, Cole, and Noah, it brings him an abundance of joy and money, and for being able to be proud in what he does daily. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed to be able to write, illustrate, and create because it brings me joy, and allows me to spread that joy to others, and I love expressing myself in all different forms. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for our home because it keeps my family safe and warm, and allows my whole family to gather and rejoice together. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed for the Universe for always having my back, for guiding me, and for all the joyful surprises the Universe has in store for me and our world. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am geniuely grateful for the trees because they are glorious and beautiful and for cleaning our air, soil, and water. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so lucky and thankful for our abundance of money because it pays for our bills and more, let’s my family take vacations together, let’s us plant and plant trees, and let’s us be generous with others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a good night or morning! I hope you find three joyful surprises along the way!

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Day 20

Wow! Twenty straight days for me! The most I’ve ever done of gratitude journaling straight in a row before. #proudofmyself

Today I made more room in my office, folded and put away 7 loads of laundry, and I had a date with my husband in Frankenmuth, MI. Offweekend, I look forward to sleeping in tomorrow.

I am grateful and blessed for having alone time with my husband because we get to shift perspectives and see the large picture, and because we’re so blessed in the present and the large picture. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly grateful for being a mom to Aurora, Aidan, Noah, and Cole because I love being there for them and helping them get through learning about themselves. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of the love he gives to me and our kids, for being understanding and thoughtful, and for the love we have, the continual choosing of each other and our happiness. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly happy and blessed for this day because of all the joys planned and unplanned that happened, for being in the flow and for the universe having our backs. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Day 20! Have a great night or an fabulous morning!

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Day 19

My pupper Scrappy

I am truly grateful for Scrappy because of his warm cuddles and for his happy attitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so blessed and grateful for Jon, Aurora, Aidan, Noah, and Cole because they make my life colorful, fulfilled, and remind me of why I am here, to love. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am very thankful and blessed for the Universe for guiding me, always having my back, and for the joyful surprises sent my way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Day 18

Today I am grateful for snow days, because I got to be with all my kids even if for a visit to an orthodontist, or for Noah laughing at the “present” he left me in the bathroom before my shower. Today was a joyful day.

I am grateful for my home because of how the lace curtains let in the glow of the snow at night in and brighten up the house during the day, and for keeping my family safe and warm. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of the love he gives me daily, for being an outstanding dad and stepdad, and for saying I could do whatever I wanted to the house- even if he didn’t mean it when he said it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed for Aurora because of how hard she tries at school, for having a messy room-reminding me of my inner child, and for laughing fully. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly grateful for Aidan because of how he is staying on top of his homework, for listening to me about shoveling outside even if he just came over for a couple hours, and for being silly. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am extremely grateful for Noah because of how he’s a hard worker, for having an awesome laugh, and for looking out for everyone all the time. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am crazy grateful for Cole because of how incredibly thoughtful he is, for always being willing to help out, and for trying to better himself. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am lucky and fortunate for my parents because of their continual love and support and for teaching me at a young age how much worth laughter has. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am grateful and happy for Mary Jane and Tom because of how they continually look out for my family and love them and for all the great memories old and new. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so blessed and thankful for Mark and Tammy because of how they love my family so much and for how they enjoy being around my family truly. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed for Jon’s dream job because of how he gets to work with his best friends, Bobby, Cole, and Noah, for the abundance of joy and money it brings into our lives, and for being really happy with the product he puts out everyday. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed to have this time with my kids because I get to ensure they learn how to help out your community, I get to be there to make sure they understand their homework and do well on their tests, and I get to make them meals, make sure they’re nourishing their bodies, and for all the love I get to give. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so grateful and blessed for the Universe because of how I know, believe the Universe has my back, for guiding to my highest good, and for all the joyful surprises it sends my way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed and so happy for water because of the healing powers it contains, for bringing and sustaining life of this beautiful Earth, and for it’s many forms. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly grateful for the trees because of their beauty, for the snow highlighting all of your many branches, and for cleaning our air, water, and soil. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so lucky and grateful for our abundance of money because of how it pays our bills and more, for letting us be generous, and for how unexpectedly it finds us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for letting me have time to write, draw, and create because I love playing with clay, because I love writing all types of stories, and because I want to share my creations, share my joy in hopes of bringing our joy in others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I hope you have the more marvelous day!

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Day 17

I am grateful for the beautiful snow we received today.

I live in Michigan, so we were hit with a lot of snow today. I’d say about 8 inches. My lucky kids had school off today and tomorrow, it was canceled this evening. My daughter helped me shovel four times with three neighbors houses too.

While the snow fell down today, I couldn’t help but be grateful for the beautiful moments that appeared throughout the day. They reminded me how special I am for this exact second, for this hour, this day. For each snowflake that landed in my way to be shoveled or kissed my nose. I just felt extremely lucky for it all.

I am grateful and blessed to be a mom and stepmom because of how many situations I get to help with and for all the love I get to give and receive. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of how he really makes me laugh hard, for being an awesome dad and stepdad, and for loving all of me fully. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed for Aurora because of her big smiles, crazy clumsiness, and for lighting the mood whenever she can. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am grateful for Aidan because of how he looks at life and for giving really good hugs. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed for Noah because of how he looks out of others, how he is a hard worker, and for being a great boyfriend to Courtney. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am very grateful for Cole because of his great laugh he has, for not taking life too seriously, and for his willingness to help out whenever he can. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so lucky and fortunate for my parents because of the childhood they gave me with my imagination, and for showing me their love for shoveling and to take care of my elders in the neighborhood. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am incredibly grateful and so happy for Mary Jane and Tom because of how they continually look out for us, for sharing us stories that are funny and silly, and for all the love you give my family. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so grateful and blessed for Mark and Tammy because of how they continually love my family, for all the fun competitive games they make eruptions of laughter happen, and for all the fun in the sun. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Scrappy because of his warm cuddles, for still wanting to play, and for being a great sidekick. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so blessed and thankful for our home because of how warm and inviting it is, for the charm it has, and for keeping my family safe and warm. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly happy and grateful for Jon’s dream job because he gets to work with Cole, Noah, and Bobby daily, because of the abundance of joy and money it brings his way, and for taking pride in a hard days work and what he and his boys accomplish daily. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so incredibly blessed to be able to write, draw, and create daily because it brings me joy creating stories and illustrating them, and because I hope to share joy, wonder, and imagination with kids and hear them laugh, relate, or get lost in the Bermuda Triangle with my stories. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed and truly grateful for the Universe because of how the Universe always has my back, for all the unexpected joyful surprises, for giving me this life to live, and for letting me love fully, openly, honestly, and gratefully. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am extremely blessed for the snow because of the quiet and stillness that comes along with it, for making everyone go outside and talk with their community, and for the sheer beauty and glitter it adds. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am lucky and blessed for our abundance of money because of how it pays for our bills and much more, for letting me be generous to others, and for letting Jon and my family play in the sun easily. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am very blessed for my friendships and cousinships because of how everyone communicates differently but sometimes about the same things, and for letting myself vent and listen to vents of friends helping everyone let go quicker. Also, for the laughs, I love laughing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am grateful for the surprising friendships too because they each me a little bit about myself and they also teach me how more and more similar we are to each other than I realize. It’s nice being understood and understanding something you might not have even thought of before. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed and grateful for Orion and Sirius because of how they love so well, for being fun to watch discover the world around them, and for their cute cuddles. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed and truly thankful for the trees because of their grand beauty, for how they heal so much, our air, soil, and water, and for being still and so loving. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am super grateful for all my plants that I take care of because of how they clean my air, for how they enjoy my singing, and for allowing me to love them and to receive their love. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a great day and remember to ask yourself “Are you aware?”

February 15th I will be doing The Magic by Rhonda Byrne 28 day challenge. On the 15th you should have a list of wants written about your relationships, health, finances, and emotions. I will bring up this list more the week before I start her book. Just putting it out there if you’d like to join me for a 28 day challenge of gratitude. It’s a little more than just writing a gratitude journal, but it doesn’t take up too much time in your day. Something to think about.

Enjoy your surroundings!

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Day 15

One of the many lessons from THE GREATEST SECRET by Rhonda Byrne

Tonight is a new moon, time to set intentions.

I am truly grateful for our house because of how it’s filled with love and hope, and for all the laughs collected inside of it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am deeply blessed for the Universe for guiding me, always having my back, and allowing me time to help our my family and pursue my dreams. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of how he loves all of me and for being such an amazing father and for being understanding and thoughtful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am crazy blessed for my kids, Aurora, Aidan, Cole, and Noah because they make me proud, they can talk to me about anything, and for wanting to be around. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am blessed to be able to write, illustrate, and create because it brings me joy and opportunities to make money, and for letting me spread that joy to others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so happy and grateful for Jon’s dream job because he gets to work with his best friends, Bobby, Cole, and Noah, it brings him complete joy, and for the abundance of money it provides him. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so grateful and lucky for the abundance of money we have because it helps pay for our bills, new clothes, and much more, and it allows us to be more generous with others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thank you for this beautiful day, for the sun shinning down on us earlier, for the way the stars twinkle, and for all the gorgeous trees standing tall in their beauty and love for our earth. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a great morning, night, day! I hope magic presents itself to you in a joyful unexpected way.

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Day 14

I am grateful for my cousin’s laugh and for having fun like no time has gone by since I saw her on Halloween. We’ve been talking all night and laughing hard. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I am incredibly grateful for this day, for being with family, talking to friends, and being with my animals. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Have a good morning!

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Day 13

I am so blessed for my family because of all the love the allow me to give and for always being there for me. Thank you, Thank you, thank you.

I am very grateful for the Universe for guiding me, for joyful surprises, and for always having my back. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With all my heart, thank you for Jon because of the love he has for me and our kids and for being honest and loyal. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a goodnight and thank you for this amazing Saturday. Thank you!