Gratitude Sunday * July 1, 2012

By , July 1, 2012

~ I’m once again joining Taryn over at Wooly Moss Roots in her Gratitude Sunday tradition. ~

Gratitude Sunday is a time to slow down and remember those thankful moments that graced our week. One reason I love keeping a daily gratitude journal is because it helps keep things in perspective for me. Each Sunday, I open my journal and share some of those moments with you here. If you’d like to join in, just leave a comment!

Gratitude is powerful energy. I love hearing others’ gratitudes!

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– I’m so thankful for the most incredible trip we had to Hawaii. It was so renewing on so many levels. And FUN!!! Oh gosh. And so, so beautiful. I’ll share some pictures soon~

– The place where we house-sat. It was a gorgeous house that could be straight out of a magazine, on 3 acres, no visible neighbors, a wonderful organic garden, and a swimmable stream running through! OH man. I kept thinking, Can this be real?! You can see part of it up there in the top picture. That’s F lounging there, beneath one of the almost-daily rainbows! It was most truly a paradise. We soaked up every second of it.

– F and me, just being on vacation together. It was just so fun!

– For F doing all the driving; he’s such a good driver.

– Sleeping with plumerias around my head each night, and wearing them in my hair. Having their tropical scent around me. *sigh*

– Star gazing, and watching a meteor shower together at 2am, with the entire huge black sky and almost no light pollution.

– The tropical fruit! We ate gallons and gallons of tropical fruit — I had no idea a mango could be that fantastically delicious. And the papayas! I have never eaten fruit that delicious.

– That everything during our house-sitting time went so smoothly. Not one single thing went wrong; for that I am very thankful!

– Getting home safe and sound.

– No ants! In Hawaii, there are bugs. In your house. And lots and lots of ants. In your house. Leave one crumb, and very soon your counter has a pile of ants. I have a very new appreciation for Colorado being relatively bug-free! No ants… oh it’s so nice.

– The winds of change; they’ve been blowing good things in! More to come on that, too.

– Being surprised that I wasn’t too bummed to be home; I thought I would be. It does feel good to be home — although I do get pangs of longing for the home we stayed at and the fun times we had there!

– A special day today — my dad’s belated Father’s Day. Mom and I took him to lunch, then we went back to their house and opened presents from Hawaii which was really fun! I am so thankful for my dad. We share a deep bond. He’s just the very best and I love him so.

– Feeling optimistic. What a nice feeling that is — one I haven’t felt too much of these past couple years, truth be told.

– The little window air conditioner in our apartment. Because it has been very hot here!

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What’s been on your gratitude list lately? Care to share?

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8 Responses to “Gratitude Sunday * July 1, 2012”

  1. Kate says:

    Dear Lindsey, welcome home and glad you and F had such a fantastic visit. Can’t wait for more pictures and memories. These past weeks, we have been drinking Kona coffee and thinking of you in Hawaii. Love, Kate
    PS, I’m very much touched by your affection for your dad. You have such wonderful parents.

  2. Lindsey says:

    Hi Kate!
    Thank you for your nice comment πŸ™‚ and I hope that someday soon you can go to Hawaii. I loved Hawaii.
    And oh my yes, I sure do have such wonderful parents. I feel so lucky!
    Love to you,
    Lindsey

  3. April says:

    Your trip sounds wonderful, my father and three brothers live in Hawaii, your pictures are beautiful!

  4. Lindsey says:

    Hi April! Thanks for your comment and compliment! πŸ™‚
    Your lucky family, ehh! Hawaii is a wonderful place huh!

  5. snowpeas says:

    I am grateful for knowing you . . . you are sooo appreciative of everything!!!
    Your pictures touched my heart–they are just stunning and make me want to go where you went!! I didn’t know rainbows like that even existed. Now I know what paradise looks like. <3<3

  6. Lindsey says:

    What a sweet comment Snowpeas, thank you! I’m glad the pictures touched your heart. The rainbows were incredible! We even saw triple ones!
    LOVE to you,
    Lindsey

  7. Oh Lindsey!! I missed you!! πŸ™‚
    I’m so glad you had a wonderful time. I love hearing about it. I love the flower in your hair. It all looks so heavenly and relaxing.
    Star gazing? Tropical fruit? Awesome! I could eat crazy amounts of fruit too. πŸ™‚
    Glad you are home safe and sound. Look forward to your pictures.

    Love, Taryn

  8. Lindsey says:

    I missed you too Taryn!! Thanks for such a sweet comment. I wish I could have sent you some of the Hawaiian fruit; I know you would have gone as crazy with it as we did, and appreciated the flavor just as much!
    I’m glad we’re home safe and sound too πŸ™‚
    Felt good to join you again for Gratitude Sunday and catch up on what you guys have been up to in Oregon.
    LOVE,
    Lindsey

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