Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful dad, who is at the top of today’s gratitude list. He is a terrific father in a whole lot of ways, but in light of the tragedy in Charleston this past week I must say that I am especially grateful to him for instilling the understanding in a very young me that racism is wrong. Awhile back I wrote about that life lesson, and I’d love it if you’d get to know my dad just a tiny bit this Father’s Day by taking a couple of minutes to read my earlier post.
In no particular order, here is my own gratitude list for this moment in time. I hope that after reading it you’ll go on to write and share your own!
- More chances to earn a little extra money via freelancing jobs.
- A big bag of fresh, juicy, ripe cherries – first of the season! – bought for me by Peter, who always remembers that I adore them.
- Witnessing the forgiveness and love evidenced by the victims’ families and survivors of the Charleston attack, even in the midst of the deepest heartbreak – truly inspiring and humbling, and a reminder that love is always stronger than hate.
- Being introduced to this beautiful Irish blessing.
- Loyalty perks.
- “If you don’t ask, they can’t say yes.”
- The fact that “Bring Your Cat to Work Day” is an everyday reality for me, times four!
- Being approached about possibly collaborating on a fun and exciting project (a secret for the moment, but watch this space!).
Now it’s your turn!
How to get involved in the Gratitude Linkup
Note: This linkup will be open for the entire month, so feel free to add as many gratitude posts as you choose to write in June!
- Write and post a gratitude list in your own blog.
- Click the “add your link” button below and share your gratitude post.
- Click “get the InLinkz code” below and add the linkup code to your post.
- Visit and comment on some of the posts listed in the Gratitude Linkup.
P.S. – Here’s some background on why I started the Gratitude Linkup.