Sunday, May 10, 2015

Gratitude List #4: Mothers etc.






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Today I wish to pay gratitude, including for my Mom - see my post last year on this (http://xpressyouressence.blogspot.ca/2013/05/tribute-to-mothers-and-mothers.html) - and mothers in general.

I am grateful for (in no particular order):

* A warm and mostly sunshiney weekend (Mother's Day seems to be usually sunny or partly sunny)
* Visiting a local church with my landlady and listening to a song-filled service from the youth choir - a major delight - whose choir conductor I know from a community choir he used to conduct
* A luncheon at the church after the service and being treated by my landlady (I feel I should be treating her as she is a mother!)
* Volunteering for a community gospel choir at the same church with The Marcus Mosely Chorale with David Steele as a fun special guest
* In between the luncheon and the afternoon concert, being able to visit the nearby library and draft this blog post and check my emails
* Free outdoor music at a local farmer's market with a great band
* Farmer's markets and several on the North Shore
* Food trucks at the farmer's market
* A shoe sale this weekend for comfy, good quality shoes
* A $5 discount towards a purchase at a bookstore
* Second-hand clothes for half-price like $4 jeans that fit and are good quality
* My mother who gave birth to me
* Not being a mother (as weird as that may sound) - kudos to all mothers! - except for a brief stint with an adopted cat years ago. Though I love children, I just do not desire that role/responsibility in life, plus I never heard or felt the biological clock ticking. My life purpose/mission is more a pull for me than being a mother.

Ok, so tell me, what's on your gratitude list today?

24 comments:

  1. Elly, your gratitude list is most appropriate for Mother's Day.Motherly emotions are the same in every mother. The love of a mother is pure,undiluted and selfless.

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    1. It took me a moment to understand what you were referring to Usha! ;) Thanks for your comments. :) Hope you had an enjoyable Mother's Day. <3

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  2. What a great list! Wishing more many more moments of joy :)

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    1. Thanks Parul! :) I'm working on it! ;) <3

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    1. Thanks Vinitha. :) Glad you enjoyed reading it. <3

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    1. Glad to hear Pooja: thanks for reading and for your comment. :) <3

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  5. A beautiful tribute to all women with beautiful hearts. :)
    Happy Mother's Day indeed to all mothers, biological or otherwise.

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    1. Thanks Lux. :) And yes to "biological or otherwise." ;) <3

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  6. A lovely "Mother's Day" themed gratitude list!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. :) Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day celebration! <3

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  7. Beautiful gratitude list, Elly! Sounds like you're having some great times these days. :)

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    1. Thanks Laurel. :) Yes, I definitely am with warmer and sunny weather on its way as of late: so nice to be outside again! ;) <3

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  8. Liked the list and found the last point pretty interesting. :)

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    2. Thanks Rachna. :) It might be hard to understand when you are a mother as I know you are. Does it help to also know that I never heard or felt the biological clock ticking? I think I need to add that to the last point! ;) <3

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  10. Wow! you've had a week full of things to be grateful for! Totally awesome!
    I had a good last week too. I should start making these weekly lists now on my blog.

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    1. I sure did Chicky and glad you did too! :) I got the idea from Laurel Regan so you can check out her template at www.alphabetsalad.com ;) <3

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  11. Awesome!! Unless we make such a list we'd never know there's so much to be grateful for!!

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    1. Yes, it certainly helps sometimes to visually see one's gratitude list rather than just have it up in one's mind! ;) <3

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  12. A great gratitude list this is, Elly! There's so much to be grateful for, if we just stop and think about it!

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    1. Thanks for your admiration of the list Shilpa. ;) And how true your statement is! :) <3

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