Gratitude Day 6 …




Today I am grateful for my freedom.

I am thankful for:

the ability to choose how my life is lived and with whom I live it.

I am grateful for freedom of speech and the ability to gather and demonstrate.

I am thrilled that I alone have rights over my body.

So, on this sixth day of gratitude I am ever so grateful to live in a country replete with bounty and possibilities.

Gratitude day 5 …


It’s not just a colour but a feeling.

It’s happy, girl like and at times quite sparkly (or it simply elicits a feeling of sparkliness).

While out and about this evening I ran across an entire area devoted too the pink and precious.   One item in particular caught my attention: it was a pink ceramic poodle.  Why did it catch my attention? Because when I was very young my mother bought me a ‘sick prize’.  This was a gift given only when I or my sister had been under the weather.  One day after one illness or another my mother and I found ourselves in Swenson’s Ice Cream Parlour. And, in the midst of all the wonderful sweets and sparkling treasures I found mine – a small ceramic poodle that I named ‘Pink Puppy’.  To this day Pink Puppy resides not only in my heart but in my treasure box as well.  So, in honour of day 5’s moment of gratitude, I am grateful for all things pink, pretty, sparkly and somewhat princessy.  And of course, the memories of childhood, sweetness and delight.

All hail the p.i.n.k.

Gratitude day 4 …

Words can not describe my mother.

Her beauty, essence, compassion and sense of humour are unprecedented.

It is a blessing too not only call her mom but friend as well.

So, on this the fourth day of gratitude, I am beyond grateful for her love.




Gratitude day 2 …



In the midst of a bloody awful and quite hectic day, I learned that Starbucks had once again released their holiday bonanza of deliciousness. So, I stepped in, ordered an extra hot Caramel Brulee latte and a salted chocolate cake pop (yes, I added a hazelnut cookie as well, but that I delivered to my sweet mother).  Once in my car I sat quietly taking in the beautiful red cup that can only mean one thing – The holiday season has officially begun! And, words can not describe the bliss of the delectable cake treat. So, I am ridiculously grateful for this oasis in the middle of a desert sort of day.

Gratitude – Day 1



I am grateful every day for the love of my Lulu. From the moment we laid eyes upon each other 9 years ago, I knew we were kindred spirits. She has been my silver lining and my heart. We are co-dependent and symbiotic, but ever so happy this way.

So, on this first day of Thanksgiving, I choose to share pure love.

Behold, HRH Lulu The Princess Bean.

30 Days of Gratitude …

It has been a while since I’ve written.  But here I am on November 1st, the first day of a month of Thanksgiving.

I’ve chosen to spend this month focusing on one thing daily that I am grateful for.  A  sweet friend brought this beautiful idea to me and I thought I might share in its loveliness.

So, for the next 30 days I will either post a photograph or write a bit about something that moved me in some way.

I hope you enjoy the journey, I know I will.