Wordless Wednesday: Gratitude

Written by NPN_Admin on November 16th, 2011

Balance, Belief, Wordless Wednesday

This week we asked: What does Gratitude look like?

We invite you to join us for the Gratitude Challenge at Let’s Take the Metro. Write a list of 100 things you are grateful for and post it on U.S. Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Here are some NPN readers’ ideas to get you started:

Shannon says, “When we found a toy in a parking lot, Moira immediately wanted to know who had lost it. When I told her I didn’t know and we probably couldn’t find them, she decided to draw this picture of them, as her way of saying ‘Thank you.'”

Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.

From Jennifer at Eco Child’s Play: “After 16 years, our San Pedro cactus bloomed for the first time!”

Amy at Peace 4 Parents is continually grateful for the opportunity to grow, learn, and love as a family.

Grateful to welcome his baby girl into the world.

Wife / Mommy blogs at Momma Jorje.

From Miranda: “After every birthday or Christmas, I set aside some time to photograph my children with each one of the gifts they received.  I want them to be able to look back and talk about their gifts and who they came from. Sharing the images with others is also a great way to express gratitude!”

Miranda blogs at Miranda Says…

From Georgia: “Grateful for the medicine that gives us the chance to enjoy our daughter. Grateful to the children with leukemia who came before her and did not have the hopeful prognosis that we have.”

Read more about Georgia, her life with a toddler with cancer and other things at Patient Observations.

Christine says, “I am eternally grateful for those big blue eyes, soft curls and chubby baby legs – my true-life cherub.”

Christine blogs at African Babies Don’t Cry.

Charise of I Thought I Knew Mama is very grateful to experience the magic of childhood with her son every day.

Lani from Boobie Time says, “We are grateful for the little things… We spent the summer watching this family of geese grow! We would walk to the pond in the morning to look for them. Some days they would be on our front lawn. We look forward to seeing them next summer.”

From Laura: “Every year, a group of volunteers takes Thanksgiving dinner to the parents at a local NICU. This NICU often recieves the smallest babies who need the most intensive care and many are there for months. Having a child in the hospital can take a toll, but it is especially hard during the holidays. We do this out of gratitude to the hospital staff for taking such good care of our babies while they were there. This will be our fourth year taking a meal to them.”

Laura blogs at Life Behind the Red Front Door.

Amanda from Let’s Take the Metro: “I am eternally grateful for two of the best gifts I have ever received: Heidi and Piper.”

Adrienne says, “What more could I want? I’m so thankful for my family.”

Adrienne blogs at Mommying My Way.

Thankful for the Flowers: Maddie holds up a beautiful flower, her most favorite gift from nature.

Kat blogs at Loving {Almost} Every Moment.

(Photo credit: Out of Phase Photography)

Tell us: What does Gratitude look like in your family?

Remember to take the Gratitude Challenge at Let’s Take the Metro and start your own list of thankfulness.

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10 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Gratitude

  1. Darcel @ The Mahogany Way  

    Beautiful photos of gratitude. I especially love all the newborn baby ones. Precious!

  2. Gaby@Tmuffin  

    These pictures gave me the chills and brought tears to my eyes! There is so much to be grateful for in this life and in this world.

  3. Melissa

    What wonderful examples of gratitude and blessings.

  4. Momma Jorje

    This one made me tear up a bit, too. Beautiful!

  5. Amy  

    Gratitude is so catchy; lovely pictures everyone! 🙂

  6. Christina

    The pictures have a common theme celebrating Life. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I hope the attitude of Gratitude prolongs in many people’s hearts and actions. This is a reminder to me to get out my Gratitude Journal.

  7. Michelle  

    My husband and I sat on a picnic blanket on a pebble beach in Wales. We had a picnic and a bottle of wine while we watched the sky as the day became night. We huddled under more blankets as the sky turned pink and orange as the sun set to our right. We watched as the moon and stars shone above us and the light of the moon reflected an almost perfect path of light across the sea towards us. And we will be eternally grateful for being the only two people in the whole world to have experienced this wonder as we were the only people on the beach. It was October and it was cold but it was breath-takingly beautiful. There are always reasons to be grateful. Sometimes it just takes pressing the pause button and taking a look around to realise just how lucky we all are.