Friday, February 11, 2011

Sunday Tippets...Damsel Style!



                                                             The Moguls (L), SkiCross (M), Aerials (R)

Well, my volunteering days are was so much fun!  Now, back to work and back to "SUNDAY TIPPETS!!!"

Let's start this week off right, shall we?  I've been thinking a lot about gratitude lately.  What is it that we really lack?  Do we find ourselves complaining too much and for things that we don't really need?  I know, I do!  I found some interesting quotes:

"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."  ~Epictetus

"Gratitude is the best attitude."  ~Author Unknown

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."  ~Thornton Wilder

"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.  It will change your life mightily."  ~Gerald Good

"Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel."~Author Unknown

 "We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."  ~Cynthia Ozick

And if you don't believe that you have something to be grateful for...take a hard look around you and you will see that you wouldn't trade places with someone else...there are usually bigger problems on the other side of the fence! 

This is just my belief, take it for what it's worth...but, if we had a more grateful heart for everything in our lives, wouldn't we be a heck of a lot happier?  I think that when we start wanting more and not being grateful for what we have, we get more frustrated with our situations and become discontented and unhappy. We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude.  Don't take for granted the things or people that enrich your life for the better.  This is something that I need to be more mindful of.   Be thankful for each new day and each new challenge with a positive attitude!  It's so much easier that way... 

A report from a 2nd grader in Mrs. Burn's class...
The Inuit
By Brandon
The Inuit lived in homes called
igloos and sod houses that were made out of sod. 
The climate, when it was winter, was cold.  When it was summer, it was cool.  They would eat seal, fish, whale, and caribou.  Their clothing was made from caribou and seal skin.  Their jobs were to hunt for caribou and for whale and seal. 
They would have ceremonies to thank the animals for food.

"Reflect Each Day On All You Have To Be Grateful For And
You Will Receive More To Be Grateful For." -Chuck Danes


  1. Amen, and let's not forget my favorite quote regarding gratitude...“We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.”

    Bill Vaughn. (American industry author, mentor and subject-matter expert)

  2. I'm grateful tonight that I made a turkey dinner with all the trimmings when I could have had something easy like meatloaf... :{

  3. My favorite Sunday Tippets so far! And, is that a naked chick on your blog?! ;) lol

  4. Now THAT is a Sunday Tippet. :) I'm glad I checked that Sunday morning before I headed out to the creek. Reminded me to appreciate the experience and not focus quite as much on the catching, which really came in handy because there was no catching.

    Back home now and there is no frost on the ground. I'm thankful for that!

  5. OWL ~ You need more sleep, buddy!
    Mark ~ Glad you enjoyed the journey out!

  6. What? That chick ain't got no shirt on!

  7. Yeah...well, I think that HE might have more of a problem...Alrighty...time for a new post...and it's almost ready, just in the nick of time!