Wednesday, November 27, 2013

365 Inspirations—331: An Attitude of Gratitude

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” —Meister Eckhart

I've got an attitude of gratitude today. It's almost Thanksgiving and it reminds me that there is so much to be grateful for.

Here's my list of things I'm grateful for today:

1. No School Today!
I'm a teacher at a community college and they gave me the day off. Hooray!

2. Housesitting
 We are taking care of some lovely cats down the street from us at a beautiful house for one night before we head off to my mom's for Thanksgiving. Being here gave me the opportunity to bake two apple-cranberry pies for our feast tomorrow without interrupting my husband's yoga classes which are now at our house.

3. Walking Around Greenlake
 Since my husband now has classes at our house in the morning, I've gotten out of the house earlier than usual. I've enjoyed my solo walks around Greenlake almost every morning for the past week.

4. My Family
I get to spend time with my family for Thanksgiving tomorrow. My sister's family and Yoon and I are all going over to my mom's house on the Olympic Peninsula. Beautiful place for a Thanksgiving celebration.

5. Shelter
 I'm grateful for the home I share with my husband. It's cozy and peaceful and it makes me happy.

6. My husband Yoon
I'm grateful for the time I get to share with Yoon. He makes me laugh, is kind, and we really enjoy each other's company.

7. Talking with my best friend Lena today
 With two young kids at home, it's rare that my dear friend gets any free time to chat, but today she called me to wish me a happy Thanksgiving and we had a great conversation. We are going to meet at the Korean spa next week!

8. Cats
 I don't have any kids or pets, but I love housesitting for these lovely, furry friends.

9. New friends
 I'm grateful for all the new friends I met on a recent trip to Hawaii for the Hawaii Yoga Festival. It was so wonderful to meet so many like-minded people.

10. This blog
I'm grateful that I made it to post 331 out of 365! I'm still chugging along....still finding inspirations everywhere. Thank you for being here and for reading!

What are you grateful for today?


  1. And I dear Kathleen am grateful for your generous spirit, grit, and perseverance in writing this blog, and living your life to the fullest, come hell or high water.
    Happy Thanksgiving! May bountiful harvests of all varieties envelope you and all the readers of this blog.

  2. I also feel grateful for the things you have mentioned, even though it is not Thanksgiving Day in Canada. I hope you have had a wonderful time today.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

    1. Thanks for the blessings Rob-bear...I so appreciate them!