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The Lord has been impressing me more lately that no matter what my circumstances, there is always something that I can see that is good.

Happy sunflower

Always something to be thankful for. That’s how choosing gratitude can change us from the inside out.

Life has honestly kept me bogged down a lot. And I’ve accepted that as a way of life. But why?

Because it’s easier I guess. You have to fight it and sometimes you don’t feel like you have the strength.

But what about “I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.”


It’s either true or it’s not.

I’m choosing to believe it.Fall mums

Today I’m grateful for

  • Sunflower fields (our family visited yesterday)
  • Old friends I ran into yesterday
  • Cats who take walks with me.

Your turn.

What are you grateful for today?

Thanks for coming by!


Welcome to the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!

The Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop

This is a place to share some love and spread some sunshine!

The focus of this blog hop will be: anything related to making our homes more sunny and happy! If that’s through homemade cooking, a health tip that will help another, homesteading tips, homeschool successes or real-life struggles, or just whatever God is impressing you with in your home journey, please share it!

Guidelines for the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop 🌤

  1. Click on the “Add your Link” Button below and add a great image of your project or recipe. Make sure you link to the page of your family friendly post – not the main page of your blog.
  2. Link up to three posts each week.
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.
  4. Link your post back to the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on my Pinterest/Social Media.
  5. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
  6. By joining the party, you are giving me permission to use one photo from your post with a link back to your site if it is selected as one of next week’s Features.
  7. This is a family-friendly link up! You are welcome to share home and family-oriented blog posts, focusing on homeschooling, homesteading and homemaking. Christian-friendly content, highlighting healthy life choices to encourage others!

Features for this week!


Fall Flower Door Hanging, from Thrifting Wonderland
Staying Balanced, from A Sacred Balance
Cherry Cobbler Skillet, from Scratch Made Food for Hungry People
Thank you to everyone who came to participate. ♥️ Have a great week, and feel free to share the hop with others!

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19 Replies

  1. I really enjoy reading your Blog each week. Thanks for hosting and sharing your wonderful pictures. Appreciate the feature for the wall basket. Love sharing projects with others.

  2. Today, I am grateful for time spent with family. We had an emotional morning yesterday as we placed my sister-in-laws ashes in her final resting place. I’m remembering the good times and taking forward the reminder that we can never know how much time we have left, make the most of it while you can.

  3. Laurie,
    I am grateful for everyday that i get to wake up!!
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  4. Hi Laurie. Love the sunflower’s smiley face! Thanks so much for hosting. I linked up with #12 HAVE THEY LOST THEIR MINDS? Also, I’d like to invite you to linkup at some of my link parties.

  5. What a great question! I’m grateful for a lot of things today. Being with my family, good health, a comfortable home, and having a job that I love are just a few of the things on my list. I’m also grateful for the little things, like a delicious cup of coffee in the morning or being able to take a walk on a beautiful day.

    It’s always important to remember the things we’re grateful for, even when things are tough. Gratitude can help us see the positive in our lives and appreciate the good, even when bad things are happening.

    By the way, have you seen my site, https://AllAboutGratitude.com

  6. Beautiful reflection on gratitude, Laurie! I have been focusing daily on gratitude and it really does change the game of life when you do. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  7. I’m not sure if my first attempt to comment was saved. I got an unusual pop-up. But I’m thankful for your blog and for the reminder that gratitude really is a choice like so much else in life when it comes to our attitudes.

What is your experience? 💜 I read every comment, and so many times I find that I gain encouragement from what’s shared. ❤️