The Three Things I’m Grateful For Exercise {Day 2}

Gratitude / Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Yesterday I started a Three Things I’m Grateful For Exercise for Thanksgiving week based on Dr. Christopher Kaczor’s suggestion for Ways to Grow in Gratitude in his book, The Gospel of Happiness: Rediscover Your Faith Through Spiritual Practice and Positive Psychology .

I’d love for you to join me! I posted the first post later than I intended so feel free to jump in now or anytime. See here for the simple three-step instructions for joining in Three Things I’m Grateful For Exercise.

Here are my Three Things I’m Grateful For Today {Day Two}

1. Warm apple pie our daughter made – I love that she’s getting into baking!

2. Getting up early before everyone to pray in silence, exercise without having to step over or around anyone, and even get in some computer work without accidentally typing what I was saying to the three-year-old.

3. Sharing silly jokes and having a yodeling contest after our family dinner (I was winning until my husband showed me this “World’s fastest yodeler” guy and Jewel’s “wicked fast” yodeling. )


Taking time out at the end of the day – or even in the middle – to think of these little moments I’m grateful for lifts my spirits after a long day. If I didn’t, these moments would merely float around me unnoticed like the dust flying around.

I’d hardly notice those “specks of dust” were it not for the beam of light streaming in through the window. The same is true for these precious moments in our days, we just have to stop and shine our focus on them and then pause, breathe them in, and let them soak into the memory of our souls.

What Three Things are you grateful for?

Feel free to share them in the comments, on your own blog (and link back here!), the Simplemama Facebook page, Twitter (#Grateful or #ThreeThingsImGrateful4), or just between you and God in a whispered prayer.

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