My Gratitude Journal

Be Fully Present in the Moment


My favorite part of this long weekend was spending time with our son practicing baseball. Since he has a baseball game on Thursday, a championship game, we have been spending a lot of time practicing at home.

On Sunday, he and I practiced swinging. How happy he was just to be outside practicing baseball. He had practice with his teammates and coaches on Memorial Day. The last practice of the season. His daddy played catch with him on the field to warm up before practice. That was a treat. Then later on, all the daddies played against the kids. The kids won. What a fun last practice. Joshua and all the boys were so happy. We came home and rested a little bit. While I made dinner, Joshua and his daddy practiced some more throwing and catching outside… Fun! Joshua really enjoyed all this quality baseball time with his daddy and mommy.

Being fully present in the moment.

Being fully present in the moment= Gratitude
Gratitude= Being fully present in the moment


My Gratitude Journal

Baseball Daddy

Happiness is…

⚾Peering from the corner of your eye and watching your husband smile while he watches your son’s little league game and hearing him softly cheer or softly .

⚾Seeing your little son peer from the dugout and yelling out to his daddy, ” hi daddy!”… And then being up next to bat. Watching your husband tell him to practice his swinging. The game ends and your son didn’t get to hit, but he doesn’t mind, he’s still happy…

My Gratitude Journal

It’s the simple things…

This one is going to be hard because today, I’m not in the greatest of moods.  I will have to force myself to list my favorite things. That’s the whole point of this blog. Okay, here we go… Just remember, it’s the simple things.

*Ice cream
*Birds chirping
*Rolly pollies in my little son’s hand
*taking walks with my son
*College bound daughter
*Thoughtful, honest and caring children and knowing it came from me
*Sister who loves me so much
*Good friends who are always there for me
*Being there for both my children, physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually… Everyday…

I guess counting your blessings isn’t that hard after all. Start with the simple and look at what you end up realizing. I’ll try, no..I will, make my day, make my weekend …a sweet Monday. Until tomorrow.