Grateful for everyday goodness

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by Debra Dane on March 8, 2013

in Gratitude

I still had some ups and downs this week, but overall I feel pretty good.  I was productive, spent time with the girls, walked the dog as much as possible (including getting soaked in the rain), moved forward on some things and enjoyed down time. I am enjoying noting my gratitude daily as it allows me to take stock of the little things that I might miss when I reflect weekly. In a pretty typical week I think it is great to capture my gratitude for my everyday moments.

This week I am grateful for:

Grilled “cheese” and salami for lunch and delicious noodles for dinner on Saturday – all cooked by hubby.

Singing to Adele in the car with the girls going to gymnastics – loud, fun and awesome. I loved that just as I was thinking I wanted to play a song twice my 8 year old uttered those very words asking me to hit it again.

My movie date with my hubby – getting out on a rainy night (aren’t they all these days? so over the rain), grabbing onto him during critical moments of the movie, sharing my popcorn with him even though he insisted he did not want any.

My dryer – the rain is dominating our lives right now – it has rained on and off every day for weeks now. If I did not have this dryer we would have to be nudists or stay home or buy new clothes.

Hot coffee in bed – still savouring this morning ritual as many days as possible. I still prefer those mornings my husband is here and brings it to me in bed, but I am also enjoying making my coffee and running back to bed, lingering sometimes until I cross from being up early to now running late for our day.

That my 9 year old daughter feels safe enough to lay with me in the dark and tell me her worries, cry with me, talk it through and be vulnerable.

My husband calling each morning from Sydney at 6:30am to make sure I woke up. Calling back on a rough morning when I was barely coherent on the phone. My own personal snooze button.

Brainstorming with Kirri as we work through plans for one more run of the self care blueprint this year.

Fresh popped popcorn with coconut oil and salt. We are on a big popcorn kick here these days including eating it for dinner more than once this month.

Finally drafting my first ebook which I will release for free next week. I was making slow progress and holding back. As I felt better in the last week it is amazing how much my mind opens up.

The helpful lady that clipped Evie’s nails (and did not charge me in the end) and loaned us a new brush to try to get her used to brushing finally.

The man who fixed my watch since a piece went missing from the clasp (Evie likes to chomp on my watch or my rings when she is telling me to do something). Not sure if she swallowed the piece or it fell off somewhere. Just grateful he was able to finally remove it from my wrist and fixed it for $40.

Good books and magazines – I seem to have an endless supply both hard copies (all my ships seem to come in at once at the library) and on my ipad. When I am alone through the week I am always grateful for reading material (and the occasional DVD).


What are you grateful for this week?


Find your simple,


Linking up with Bron for 52 weeks of grateful



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Kate March 8, 2013 at 11:39 am

Love popcorn! We have at least four nights a week when watching shows.

Said it many times before, I am so grateful for the prompts you provide (list mania and SYL in 2012) and where they take me to my end posts. Even if they cause sleepless nights! My therapy and its fun…

Thank you.


Debra Dane March 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Hoping I am not causing many sleepless nights!!

and I am grateful to have you as an active, encouraging and wonderful member of my online world – thank you for always being here xx
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Elisa {With Grace & Eve} March 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Beautiful gratefuls Deb. What a beautiful relationship you have nurtured with your daughter. I hope mine will both be able to do the same when the time comes. I can’t find your email here, but would love to email you. And very excited about your ebook! I have big plans/dreams to write one soon too. You amaze and inspire me with all you can achieve xx
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Debra Dane March 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Fab Elisa – can’t wait to connect. You can send me a message via the contact form and I will be able to email you back. I am sure your kids will have a similar relationship from what I can see and how you nurture them and your life…
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beth March 9, 2013 at 1:08 am

Love the idea of driving down the road, singing at the top of your lungs with your kids!! Mine are just starting to get into music, and I just love the versions they come up with…right now it’s “boomer has it” by Adele! Thank you for reminding me on a weekly basis that there is so much to be grateful for in this life. Glad you are able to see through all that rain you’ve been having…as much as I hate being cold, I’ll take snow over rain any day! Hope the sunshines on your weekend :)


Debra Dane March 9, 2013 at 11:58 am

now i can’t stop thinking “boomer has it” – that is one of our faves and Lulu is looking at starting that as her next song at drum practice if her teacher can get the music (she is just finishing Moves like jagger lol)

no on the sunshine so far – cloud and rain continues – yuck! xxxx
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Claire Chadwick @ Scissors Paper Rock March 9, 2013 at 11:19 am

Absolutely LOVE your list!
I too had dryer on my thankful list this week :) This weather sux :(
Hot coffee in bed = BLISS!!!! and Movie/date with Hubby = my Hubby and I are due for one of those soon! And a big cheers to good books and magazines :)
Have a good weekend x
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Debra Dane March 9, 2013 at 11:59 am

I laughed when i saw you had the dryer too – Am betting sales of dryers have increased in Queensland since January!! Have a fab weekend xx
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Julie March 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Beautiful grateful post Deb! Enjoy those mornings of hot coffee in bed, and catching up on a good book! I was given a couple of books for my birthday, so looking forward in getting some alone time (maybe in the bath) to relax and read! xx
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Debra Dane March 11, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I hope you do take that time – I honestly could not live without daily reading… hope you got some good ones!
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Lisa@RandomActsOfZen March 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I’m so glad to see you got to go on a date Deb. I’m totally over this rain too, it’s really overstayed it’s welcome now.
I love talking to my 9 year-old at night too, that’s when we work through any worries. xx
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Debra Dane March 11, 2013 at 8:25 pm

So funny that we have that in common – i always do better talking in the dark, laying down or holding hands on a walk LOL
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Emily @ Have a laugh on me March 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Great you had a night out with hubby- and I hear you about the dryer, what we’re saving on air-con power we’re using in running the dryer! I love talking to my nearly 5 year old – she is just awesome and she can get things off her chest to me before bed :)
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Debra Dane March 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I love your way of thinking – hopefully the electric bill will not be any higher than normal right?

love that you and your 5yo are also chatting before bed…
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