September Gratitude: Part One

September – the month for some signifies the coming of autumn; for others (like Sonel’s Corner) the season of spring.

Some readers know, every day I (make the attempt) highlight a daily ☼Grateful 4 list on my sidebar. At the end of the month, I compile the list as a gratitude post feature.

Because it takes a good amount of time to compile and time, as we all know, is never enough, I decided it would easier for me to break up my monthly post into two parts.

In this first half, let me say, I love September – and for many reasons. Here, the weather is cooling down, many are returning to school after summer break and on September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote my country’s national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.

Cover of sheet music for "The Star-Spangl...

September finds me grateful for: Nourishment and comfort that comes with food…

– snack pack yogurt – crock pot cooking –  sub sandwich fully loaded – baby carrots – leftovers for dinner – carbonated drinks – after dinner mints – fresh pineapple – thick crusted pizza – finding a dry dog food my dog actually likes to eat – raw garlic – healthy dog bone treats – oatmeal and flax-seed mush for my dog to eat…hope it helps the skin condition – beef brisket dinner (not burned and really tasty!) fresh cantaloupe

Grateful for: Special days within the month…Monday – Labor Day – getting big dog washed – early morning prayer time – gorgeous sunrises – joyful random singing out loud days…

Autumn Photo credit: decafinata via flickr

Grateful for…the coming of autumn season – thirty days this month to find gratitude…

Little surprises…old coffee pot with lid almost coming off but still works – Epsom salt foot soak to wind down a busy day – finding a shady parking stall – locating a package lost in the mail – not running over baby armadillo or the little squirrel crossing highway…

– truck hood that opens, thanks to auto mechanic who fixed it without charge – piano music – new walking shoes – petite jeans that fit in length…finally ♥ the body’s pancreas…must never abuse it with too much alcohol consumption – chrysanthemums – a healthy spinal cord

– bumping into people in town while running errands then chit-chatting to catch up on latest gossip ☺

Grateful for: Kindness found with those lending hands, passionate people…community food/spiritual outreach center – WP Support team – happiness engineers ☺ honest auto mechanics – eye doctors – Sonel’s tip to help Chuckle with dry elbow syndrome – honest used car dealers – Steve Biko’s freedom fighting work – youth pastors that inspire with genuine personalities – NEW SUBSCRIBERS  –


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Grateful for: Convenience of modern life, entertainment and…window spray cleaner – computer printers – National Public Radio – telephone books – sharp cutting scissors – masking tape that sticks – weekly curbside trash pick-up – classic pearl jewelry designs – US Postal Service – garden clippers – BLOG life – garden hoses that do not kink up – small shoe box that house cat finds to squeeze in for a cat nap – wonderful offerings by Celestine | ReadinPleasure

…and for all of you who have stopped by, left your thoughts or just left liking a post – thank you for your valuable time. I really appreciate the support. ☼

10 thoughts on “September Gratitude: Part One

    • Sun says:

      yes, so true, AdiP as i do believe complaining helps no one and actually sets us back. ouch. who needs to go backwards!?! 😆 thanks, and oh, love your Sunday boat tour. beautiful ♥


  1. Sonel says:

    Such a beautiful list Sun and thanks for reminding us how much we really do have to be grateful for. Great post my friend. I am very grateful for beautiful people like you. 😀 *big hugs* to you and Chuckles. ♥♥♥


  2. Island Traveler says:

    You are a beautiful person inside and out. Life is indeed full of blessings. If we look at all the amazing things we have, health, family, friendship, a job and all, the misfortunes we go through every now and then becomes more of a challenge than a curse. Gratefulness and generosity goes a long, long way. Thanks. Wishing you all the best.


    • Sun says:

      Island T., thank you – reading this first thing this morning really touched me deep. taking the time from your busy life sharing your heart thoughts are appreciated – life offers so much as you say and when one reaches out personally, in that small moment, a life connection is made. thank you for your loving words.


    • Sun says:

      it is so easy to let things go by without a single thought of gratitude – i have to constantly remind myself. oh, and by the way, Little Binky, let me say thank you to you and Granny – you guys are like the sun, the real one in the sky 🙂 – always there, no matter. ☼hugs!


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