Monday, April 12, 2010

Grateful.

This morning I woke up with a decision to be grateful and to leave the grumpiness behind. To look at all that I have and how wonderful it is, rather than get bogged down in the first day back at school crap.

So I have decided that since I shared the bad with you yesterday, today I will share my top 4 reasons to be grateful today.

1) My family.
This photo is of farmer Bren sharing his enthusiasm for heirloom vegies with the crowds at the Home Ideas Show on the weekend. I could go on and on and get all mushy about Bren but today is my grateful day and I don't want to cry. All I'll say, is that yesterday when I was the grumpy queen, Bren suggested that Jazzy's lack of school pants was a priority and that I'd better go into the sewing room and make her some. Forget the mess and the laundry and the dinner, I had to sew Jazzy some pants. LOVE him!

Of course my gorgeous girls who delight me, inspire me, make me laugh, make me want to tear my hair out and who I adore.

2) Our farm.

Farming is crazy hard 24/7 days work don't get me wrong, but I am so proud to be part of the wonderful, sustainable, creative organic vision that is Daylesford Organics. From the very beginning we wanted to grow great food with integrity and love and I believe we are succeeding.

3)Crochet & Sewing.
I think about them all the time. I make plans, I have ideas, I am always in the middle of 10 projects, some get finished, some get forgotten. Is it love? Is it obsession? I don't know but I do know that I am grateful for the ability to have these hobbies that bring me constant joy and satisfaction.

4)Blogging & bloggers.

Thank you!

Thank you for the inspiration, the feedback, the wonderful packages in the mail (I won the amazing prize above over at Ideyspidey. Thanks Sarah Jo I love it all!), the comments, the way you make me feel normal and the way you share your knowledge and your stories with me.

So that's my top 4 reasons to be grateful.

If you feel like putting your top 4 on your blog or in the comments of this post I'd love to read them. Leave me a comment and let me know and I'll come and read yours.

Believe me you'll feel so much better.
I do. XX

37 comments:

  1. I dont think I've seen a photo of your three girls together like that before. They are just beautiful. So glad to hear you are feeling better today.

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  2. Kate, you're so amazing. Good things come out of being grumpy sometimes.

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  3. Good for you Kate! You sure are lucky, I look at your life via your blog in awe & amazement.

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  4. What a great idea, it can be so easy to get carried away with 'life' and forget the special things. You count me in!
    Great shot of your girls, and your farm looks amazing, wish I had a green thumb! Eleesa

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  5. so many gorgeous things especially your girls! ( and Bren of course ) I think it is absolutely amazing and awesome what you 2 do, to have your farm is inspiring to us all!! A fab idea to put down 4 things to be grateful for I will do that I think during the week xx

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  6. You're such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing the ups and the downs - it's all part of what this crazy life is about!
    x

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  7. Great idea. Your family is beautiful and this post is cheery as can be! I might join you sometime later this week if I can remember! xo m.

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  8. happy to hear you're grumpiness was only for a bit :) I seem to be a big grump myself lately.. and I have shut myself away and said it will pass :)

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  9. Your girls (ok and your bloke) are gorgeous! Oh and goes without saying that you are too ;)

    Lordy that farm looks LUSCIOUS! Wish I lived close enough to buy my veg from you guys!

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  10. So many wonderful things to be grateful for. What a wonderful idea to have a list like this so you can focus on the good stuff :)

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  11. That pic of your girls is adorable Kate, I love the way that Pepper is sort of squeezed in there - being loved to within an inch of her life!

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  12. i love this post of yours Kate, it's making me a bit teary just reading it.
    you know what, we all get grumpy and angry & things just aren't the way we want them at a certain time, but if it ends up being day after day after day of grumpiness then we really aren't enjoying what we have.

    I love that you are grateful for the most important things in your life.
    sending you a BIG virtual hug & hope to give you a big hug in real life sometime.

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  13. Its so nice to hear youre over the grumps. I was thinking of you over the weekend.
    Ill post some things im grateful for this week too.
    x

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  14. That's a girl! Good for you. You do have a lot to be grateful for, we all do and it's good to remind ourselves of these things sometimes. What a lovely lot of girls you have and I can almost hear your man shouting his wares across the room. He sure looks the part! Hope you enjoyed your busy day today and that the girls were all little angels.

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  15. We all have our shitty days Kate, don't beat yourself up about it...but happy to hear you are back on top form x

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  16. Kate ~ I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better ~ sometimes we have to take a step back and look at life from a different angle just to remind ourselves what we actually have. I loved this post and your photos of your lovely family are wonderful too :O) xx

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  17. What a timely post (both yesterday’s and todays). I feel like I’m in the middle of my grumpy day... Money worries, work dramas, some yucky (extended) family stuff going on but you’ve reminded me that there are lots of things to be grateful for!

    No time for a blog post right now but here are my top 4. 1) I’m 19 wks pregnant with our first baby and all going well, 2) My nearest and dearest are all well, 3) I received the most beautiful pin cushion in the post today as part of the swap, 4) I’ve taught myself to knit – NEVER thought I would manage it!
    Thanks Kate x
    Cherry

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  18. a gorgeous post Kate, And you are amazing and strong and it takes certain discipline to not completely ( also it's completely justified to get the grumps)
    I am grateful I know you and have you my life ( somewhat) xo

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  19. Great that you've recovered from the grumps (for now!) and I love your reasons for being grateful. You've got a gorgeous life!

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  20. Hey it was great to hear a little grumpiness..would hate to think that you were some kind of cyborg living in a fools paradise.
    But no you are a real live girl & boy doesn't life get hectic sometimes...we all feel it, & it is important to share the reality that there is always a flip side to an awesome life such as yours, you super cool chick.You have a beautiful hubby & girls...they have a wondefull you!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  21. well I know you said you weren't going to cry but does that mean I can't?! What a lovely post Kate, it brought happy tears to my eyes. I was still thinking through my comment for your previous post (do you ever do that, take a while to get your thoughts in order?!) and you are right - those girls do want to be just like you. Who wouldn't? You're fabulous. I'm glad you're feeling cheerier. Sorry I wasn't able to put my thoughts together to give you a blog hug in time but rest assured I will write a grateful blog post this week too. Thanks for reminding us about the good things!

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  22. I'm so glad that you're feeling better today. Everyone can be a "grumpy bum" sometimes, but it's brilliant that you can turn it upside down today and share such positive vibes too!

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  23. Thank you for sharing this! So beautiful and very inspiring!
    Sophie x

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  24. kate, that is really a lovely post. if you hadn't put in the diclaimer on tears I think iI would have let one or two sneak out. good on you for finding all of that good stuff around you-and don't forget you are central to it all-so what does that make you if not great

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  25. Well said Kate! What a lovely post. We all have so much to be grateful for but sometimes we just need someone to remind us where to look.

    Good on you for all your hard work and your passion for organic and heirloom food.

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  26. It is so right and important to remind ourself what we are greateful about, life is for sure a great challenge but so much worth it!I am also grateful of your dedication to organic farming!So important to have people like you that takes on such great challenge.x

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  27. So much to be grateful for! I'm grateful for my new puppy even though he is teething and likes to bite :)

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  28. Beautiful girls, they even made me smile :-)

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  29. Hi Kate, I shall take your cue and be grateful in my post today. I confess that I have been completely unreasonable to the point of self disgust! OMG THAT is embarrassing!

    2nd confession : I collect Holly Hobbie!

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  30. See, I told you, sunshine and shadows!!
    Me, I'm just thankful to be alive and living in this big, wide, sometimes good and sometimes bad world of ours, surrounded by my family, friends and wonderful bloggers ;o]
    Have a great week Kate..
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  31. I will have to get my list together and join you.

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  32. See..24 hours makes the world of difference!! love the pic of bren....that passion right there folks, IN TRUCK LOADS!!! lol xx

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  33. Look how cool your husband is! What a great photo.

    I think you have spelled out such an important lesson, to have gratitude is so important. Glad you are feeling better.

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  34. Thanks for dropping by my blog. These a wonderful set of 4 reasons: I'll have to think about mine.

    In the meantime, have a lovely week! ... :0)

    Shirl x

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  35. That is a fantastic photo of your girls!! Better frame that one :-) Loved the other photos too!

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  36. super duper.
    Love the picture of Bren - the passion is all over his face.
    have a happy day from one Organic Farmer to another!
    xx Amy

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