gratitude week – Monday

“A joyful heart is good medicine but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”

Proverbs 17:22

Where does gratitude rest? This is a question from Michelle this morning and it has me thinking about how I feel when I am living in gratitude. There is a lightness, a shift that allows a smile to come more easily, a stronger posture from paying attention, choosing to notice the things that bring joy and gratitude to my heart.  This we know I am paying attention to the healing work of gratitude.

This morning I am grateful for:

Recalling the beautiful colors of fall and an unexpected dry afternoon for a walk;

The opportunity to watch the joy on my dad’s face when I took our #tinyperson for a visit with great grandpa;

That first sip of coffee and the quiet ticking of the kitchen clock as I read and write.


There was snow and rain, flip flops and tennis shoes, wonderful music, a few tears and a lots of smiles, cupcakes, donuts, and plenty of sprinkles. And now our family is a bit larger and overflowing with love, laughter, and reasons to celebrate.

P.S. the bride and groom were much happier looking than their LEGO counterparts!

Fiber friday

I am slowly making my way with this sweater.  I knit a few rounds and then take a break to make sure I don’t end up with sore hands and wrists.  I did finish a little hat for the baby shower this week.  And I started another donation hat because I needed something more portable than my sweater.  

And now, a lovely three day weekend has arrived and there will be time for yarn fiber and book fiber and maybe even a bit of sewing time.  

During my knit breaks I might be spending too much time on the internet. Here are some lovely places to visit:

  • Kat has finish d her Sigla
  • I want to knit this fun hat
  • I have met some lovely people while participating in Gratitude Week and I am looking forward to more listmaking starting next week
  • I am seriously considering this plan – I really need to get my health back on track

Happy Friday.  We have some sun breaks in the forecast today so after a bit of knitting in bed, I will be heading out to get some Vitamin D.  Hope there is some fiber in your weekend.