*8Things: A Gratitude Practice

*8Things icon Every time I think I’m done with *8Things, it comes back around. I guess this candy-striped icon is my little sidekick these days. (Shhhh…don’t tell Pinkerton.)

In it’s next incarnation, *8Things is going to appear on Thursdays as a gratitude practice. (‘Cuz you only preach the sermon you need to know, and Tapping Into Gratitude is one of my greatest hits needs.)

What *8Things are you genuinely grateful for today? I”ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours…

Introducing….Addie the Grublet!

I’m grateful for…

1. The messy joy that is white puppy “helping” in the winter veg garden.
2. The headache I’m rockin’ right now because it means I’m finally gonna move out of the PMS to just the MS. (Fewer symptoms during the MS part.)
3. The financial ability to see the acupuncturist, the naturopath, and to buy insanely costly supplements.
4. Watching my kids walk to middle school(!) together.
5. Today there will be sun. (It makes me hum this.)
6. Growing enough tomatoes to be able to make sauce.
7. Starting my day with a soul nurturin’, brain-feedin’ TED talk by Brene Brown.
8. Learning to blog again, every day. (So juicy!)

*8Things iconWhat about you Magpie? What *8Things are you grateful for?  Put the short version in the comments, or grab a button for your blog. Give us permalink below so we can stop by! Your list will help others find their gratitude mojo when it’s running a little thin. Thanks for playing!

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kazari September 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

1. I finished my uni assignment at 1am, so I have the whole long weekend stretching out before me.
2. The Hold On Tight Story project is becoming a reality
3. My baby has finally moved on from calling me ‘ME’ or ‘MINE’ to ‘Mumma’ – yay!
4. He slept all night through : )
5. I am going to a lovingly recreated 1920s style banquet on Saturday.
6. I can smell pancakes being cooked for our branch morning tea.
7. My new job is working out swimmingly (see 6.)
8. Did I mention the long weekend?

LaLa September 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Today I am thankful for time to grieve and time to sleep. Both deeply necessary for my spirit.

GailNHB September 30, 2011 at 6:23 am

I’m grateful for –
1. the reality check of stepping onto the scale and realizing I’ve gained ten pounds
2. having a clear idea of what i need to do to undo some of that damage
3. having enough food and drink to gain weight when so many people are starving
4. morning pages, restarting that life-affirming habit
5. early morning walks in the quiet mist
6. getting a phone call from a dear friend and sharing stories, laughter, and complaints
7. an upcoming long weekend at the beach
8. ecojot journals and fine point pens and pages filled with my meandering thoughts

Rachelle Mee-Chapman September 30, 2011 at 8:26 am

Beautiful ladies. Thank you for sharing this with me!

K – I’ve never heard a baby call thier mumma “mine.” It’s adorable! And I can understand how thrilling it must be to hear mumma! :-)

LaLa-phoning you now, friend.

G – I love your gentle pragmatacism.

Much Warmth,


Kat September 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Thank you so much for this, Rachelle. Taking the time to slow down and focus on what I’m grateful for was exactly what I needed today.

Jen {The Wholehearted Life} October 4, 2011 at 5:58 am

Love, love, love this idea and your site! I’m going to play along this Thursday :). Thanks for the inspiration!

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