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.:Beauty and simplicity surround us all the time and are things that I try to embrace as often as I can slow down to see. Every Monday I will post…a “growing gratitude” post. Basking in our own state of gratitude as well as the gratitude of others always seems uplifting to me. Plus, I always love a good positive start to the beginning of each week. I will put a Mr. Linky at the end of each week’s post in hopes that some of you may want to join in this mindfulness journey with me. You can formulate your own posts however you want to…lots of pictures, or none; lots of thoughts, or maybe just one profound one. The main gist is to share whatever you are feeling grateful for in your life…right now; here and now; in the present. I’ve included a button as well, so if you’re interested, you can grab a button and link back to each week’s post. So let’s begin, shall we?:.

Right now, I am…

…admiring the strong connection animals and children seem to innately have.

…loving where we live more and more each and everyday.

…astounded by the natural beauty of nature no matter what form it reveals itself in.

…reminded of how important and connective explorations with my children can be.

…wondering if toting four children around with me will seem easy peasy once I have five.

…thinking I won’t be able to s q u e e z e into my “normal” clothes for very much longer.

…marveling at how all of our animals get along with each other. They play and love each other…dogs and chickens; cats and bunnies…thank goodness.

…grateful for several long-ish stretches of knitting time over the past week.

…thankful for the rain that threatened the skies just long enough for us to run out and spread our spring cover crop over half of our soon to be vegetable garden.

…excited about the local farmer’s market and some people I met who are willing to mentor me in areas I would love to learn.

…savoring these pickled garlic scapes we picked up (per Hawthorn’s request) from some neighboring farmers at above said farmer’s market.

…feeling the deep sense of promise that this spring is happily handing out…and breathing it in as deep as my lungs can muster.


  1. Oh congratulations on the fifth baby…so exciting! Mine is only three months and I can’t wait for the next one (in a year or two). Such beautiful pictures as always, thanks for setting up the linky :)

  2. Oh my goodness that bunny is so cute! And the hen – we’re hoping to have chicken in our backyard someday. Five children! You are a brave mama :)

  3. Congrats momma! What a blessing!

  4. Thanks Lisa! It has a bunch of pictures from my trip to Brazil in it :) my goal is 52 weeks of gratitude :) thanks for such a wonderful idea!

  5. Congratulations Lisa! How exciting to have a new little life forming inside – what a blessing.
    i am amazed that you had to move through the early phases – hope you were feeling ok.
    Thinking of you,

  6. Danielle says:

    I’m grateful for my families “Dancey Dance” time and how much fun it is to let go and be silly with my young people.

  7. Love this idea! I need a little more gratitude in my life! I am doing a post on Optimal Health Mama for this every Monday ;0) Love it!

  8. Wonderful list of things to be grateful for. And yay, another baby, congratulations!!!

    Enjoy your day.

  9. I can’t wait for our garlic scapes to appear–we are loving the garlic chives on all things savory for the time being. Visiting via the Barefoot Crofter and looking forward to returning to your lovely blog!

  10. I hope you have a beautiful week Lisa!

  11. I threw something together really quick. But, I’ll do a bigger post next week!
    I hope you have a beautiful week Lisa!

  12. Congratulations to your 5th baby, still trying for number one here :)

  13. I love the Idea and happy to be part of it. I call it small wonders and try to make as many posts as possible every week with just few small things I am grateful for. But I would be grateful for the possibility to do it regular with you!
    You are so brave! 5 kids, new life! Wow! I wish you all the best on your new way, which seems to be the greatest adventure of your life!

  14. Congratulations! Love this concept and I’m looking forward to being a part of it. Thanks for the opportunitiy and I love your blog.

  15. Five babies? Congratulations Lisa. I have five myself and the first one was born 29 years ago today [my only girl]. I am grateful for all of my babies, my husband and the friends I person and on line. Have a beautiful day.


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