Ten On Tuesday: 10 Times You Felt Grateful Last Week

mark & kim's garden

Being mindfully grateful for what I have is really important and something I’m embarrassed to say I don’t do often enough. This week’s Ten On Tuesday is a great reminder.

10 Times You Felt Grateful Last Week

  1. When I woke up Saturday morning to all of the dishes being done and…
  2. …coffee made and waiting for me at my desk. ( An every weekend occurrence I’m grateful for every weekend.)
  3. When I got to spend time in friends’ amazing garden in Queens.
  4. When I got to spend time with those friends, eating and drinking.
  5. When Scott did all the vacuuming.
  6. When our Sunday evening Game of Thrones guests brought spiced wine and Ser Amory’s tarts for us all to enjoy during the season finale.
  7. When I ate food fresh from my garden.
  8. When I noticed my tomato plants are covered with flowers.
  9. When I put up decals on the kitchen walls and thought about how they’re my kitchen walls and I can do whatever I want to them.
  10. When I knit on the shawl that is my current project, which uses yarn that was a gift.


9 Responses

  1. It is a great list!

    Your garden is an inspiration to me. I love to hear about all the fresh picked things you are eating. Maybe, when we find our house, I will start a little garden. 🙂

    • I’m so very happy for you to be able to put down roots at last and contemplate things like planting a garden. It’s not too late to buy tomatoes plants and grow them in pots this year, too!

  2. oh i just love everything on yourlist <3 friends family home – nothing else matters. wish i could just remember this daily. my kids are teenagers (well dd will be 13 in august but she's been 14 for years :/ ) and it is sooo hard to remember the gratitude thing and then i feel guilty and then yaddayadda. i love reading all these different gratitude posts from carole's ten on tuesday 😀 they are making me smile <3
    oh and i love game of thrones
    we dont have any garden foods yet – it's been unseasonably cold until yesterday and now all of a sudden it's 100° 8^O

    • It was cold here, too. Fortunately I planted lots of cool weather crops that were able to extend a bit longer than usual because of the unseasonable weather.

      I agree about reading everyone’s gratitude lists. It’s so nice to see the good things in peoples’ lives.

  3. It made me so happy that I got to spend time with you. We don’t have “couple friends” and i’m very grateful we have you.
    I’m grateful for that amazing potato salad that I will share w/ my family this week.
    Maybe someday you will show me how to be as creative and you
    Next time we’ll come to you 🙂

    • I feel the same way! It makes me so happy that we have so many plans together this summer both before and after your trip!