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Today’s Gratitude List – Linkup No. 8

Thanksgiving is past, December is here, and, for those who observe it, today is the first Sunday of Advent. This is bound to be a busy month for many of us, full of holiday parties, shopping, travel, time with family and friends, celebration… yet in the midst of all the seasonal frenzy, I still plan to carve out this little bit of time each week in my corner of the internet to focus on gratitude.

I invite you to join me!


(If you’d like a bit of background on why I started the Gratitude Linkup, check out this post.)

How to get involved in the Gratitude Linkup

  1. Write and post an entry in your own blog containing your gratitude list for a moment in time.
  2. Share the URL to your gratitude blog post by clicking the “add your link” button at the end of this post and filling out the information.
  3. Share the Gratitude Linkup with your blog readers by clicking the “get the InLinkz code” link at the end of this post and copy/pasting the appropriate code into your gratitude blog post.
  4. Visit some of the blogs listed in the Gratitude Linkup and comment on their posts.

My Gratitude List

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!

  • When things work out and it all falls into place.
  • A space heater that takes the chill out of the air.
  • Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice Herbal Tea.
  • The month of December and all it will bring.
  • Support and encouragement from people who care.
  • Receiving my first cheque as payment for my writing.
  • The sense of freedom and relief that comes from catching up on some long-overdue tasks.
  • Time spent in the fellowship of good friends.
  • Hospitality.

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Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Corinne Rodrigues
    December 2, 2013

    Yay for your cheque from BlogHer, Laurel. I hope this is the start of much more to come. Looking forward to blogging with you through December’s NaBloPoMo.
    Corinne Rodrigues recently posted… More or Less in December 2013My Profile

  • anexpatinuk
    December 2, 2013

    I’m back for the gratitude linkup 🙂
    Congrats on being paid for your writing. That’s a great start and recognition (if that’s what you want more of).
    Yes – to be done with things that has been dragging on is a great relief, I agree on that.
    anexpatinuk recently posted… Gratitude list: my linkup #3 (#8 in the series)My Profile

  • Life Breath Present December 2, 2013

    This is a great list! I really do enjoy participating. And I, too, love Celestial Seasonings Herbal Teas (no real favorites, they’re all so good). How comforting it is to have tea every day…

    And, for some reason I’m just noticing your tag cloud, which makes me re-think the idea that I need to somehow refine mine to make it smaller lol
    Life Breath Present recently posted… Gratitude Linkup – Week of 12/1/13My Profile

    • Laurel Regan
      December 2, 2013

      LOL… the only reason my tag cloud is so small is because I just created it recently, and haven’t had time to go through every single post and add tags! So far I’ve mostly only done the obvious ones that I could find with a search, but as time passes my cloud will probably end up just as unwieldy as anyone’s. 😉

      Really glad for your participation in the Gratitude Linkup – I will definitely check out your post!
      Laurel Regan recently posted… Meatless Monday No. 10 – Shirataki Mac & CheeseMy Profile


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