Spirit Grooves

Tis the Season for Gratitude

By on December 7, 2012

I told myself I could skip this month’s post because everything is so chaotic and upside-down right now as we are moving (this very day, in fact.) But I found that I just didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to recount just a few of the things I’ve had to be grateful for recently.

Please feel free to link up with your own gratitude post or just share even one thing you’re grateful for in the comments. I’m so grateful for each of you who come here and read my posts and share a bit of your time with me. Truly.


1. Breathing through my nose! I’ve had three rounds of flu and head-cold in the past month and I’m reminded once again of how much I appreciate being able to breathe peacefully through my nose.

2. Tomorrow. Every one of them. I never tire of the promise of a new day. I depend on it, in fact.

3. Babies!!!!! My new niece was born a week ago and I’m sooooooooo happy to know her. (I just have to get over this cold completely so that I can hold her again.)

4. Our new house. It’s a gift to have found a place that we can move right in to and have enough room to do everything we need to do. I have space for my art/crafts and space for my writing and studying.

5. Pressure. Partly in light of the new house and all that space, I have no choice but to rise to the occasion and do the things I’ve been promising myself I’d do. I have to put myself out in the world more because I’m a bit out on a limb. No room for timidity or modesty. I have to make money and I really feel like this extra pressure is helping me to stay on task and take some chances. I’m swinging widely between feeling grounded and confident and feeling completely insecure and useless, but since I don’t have the luxury of indulging the fear, I’m not as much. Interesting.

*Bonus Gratitude for the Internet that finally got connected in the new house!

**Super Extra Bonus Gratitude for the impending 3rd annual Hate-Loss Challenge with Ellen, coming in January. I encourage everyone who can, to participate. It is a magical, supportive and rocking good time. All while learning (or remembering) to love ourselves more.



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  1. Melissa
    December 7, 2012

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    I’m impressed that you actually wrote a post on moving day. So excited that all of your hard work in the old house has paid off and landed you in just the right space, too!

    Congrats on adding another star to your auntie crown. Get better soon so you can snuggle that little girl!

  2. jan
    December 7, 2012

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    Yay for the new house! Glad you have some more space. As for being happy about tomorrow–ME TOO.

  3. Cammy@TippyToeDiet
    December 8, 2012

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    congrats on the new niece AND on the new house! May you and your family have many happy years there!

    Re: #5 – I’m right there with you, my friend! Let’s chant together: Yes we can! Yes we can! :)

    • treepeters
      December 9, 2012

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      Thank you Cammy!! And as to #5, let’s seriously support each other. I’m totally here for you and if I can do anything more than chanting, let me know. You know I believe in you and I love your “Tippy Toe” philosophy.

  4. Dawn
    December 8, 2012

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    Moving and posting a blog…I think that makes you Wonder Woman! I can understand feeling grateful for breathing through your nose. I’ve been sick for weeks and last night and tonight have been awful for trying to breath like a normal person.

    • treepeters
      December 9, 2012

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      Thank you so much for the Wonder Woman comment. I know it’s not true, but can allow myself to bask for a moment in the idea! So sorry you’ve been sick!! It’s amazing how much we can take *not* having a stuffy nose for granted, isn’t it?!!

  5. Ellen
    December 10, 2012

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    I always love your gratitude posts, and I have to say, I think you might just be Wonder Woman in disguise, myself! I don’t know how you’ve managed to move, take care of your family, blog and fight illness all at the same time.
    Your business will come along when the time is right. Imagine if you were overloaded with orders right now? I know it sounds great (and it WOULD be) but having to deal with that kind of chaos on top of what you’re already doing might be just a bit too much. Now that you are on your way back to health, are moved and settling in, I think things will certainly start taking off. How could they not? xo
    PS Thank you for mentioning my HL Challenge. I think I need it more than anyone this year!

  6. Laura @ LauraLivesLife
    December 14, 2012

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    I love your gratitude posts too – and it is something that I try to remember every day! No matter what happens, I have so much to be grateful for!

    I’m doing a Great Gluten-Free link up on Monday and would love it if you could contribute! Details are on my blog today! XO

  7. Patrick
    December 26, 2012

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    Happy Holidays!

    Wishing you success with the Hate-Loss Challenge 2013!

  8. beerab
    January 5, 2013

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    Happy New Year Doll :)

  9. Christine @ African Babies Don't Cry
    January 7, 2013

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    Congratulations on your new niece! I love babies :) All the best on the move, I know exactly how stressful those can be! Here’s hoping you are all settled already xXx

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