Cultivating a Life of Gratitude

I am committing myself, during 2010, to attempt to cultivate a greater awareness of how much I have to be thankful and grateful for by sharing my daily findings and musings with you. It is my hope that by blogging about gratitude, I will be more aware of what is going on around me in my life, my family, my friends' lives and our world.

March 8, 2010


There is a girl named Maizy
She's 6 months younger than Ethan
Her mom is one of my closest friends

Our two kids spend a lot of time together
Riding in their strollers
Listening to their mom's figure out life

Lately they've had several play dates
Ethan now says her name
They hold hands across their strollers

Today we dropped her and her mom at the airport
Ethan cried major tears when she was gone
They'll be back but all he knows is

He misses Maizy!

I'm thankful for Maizy-girl.  It's fun to watch Ethan interacting with her and learning from her.  She helped him learn to say please and try new foods.  Little kid friends are very cute.  E also shared a fist bump with a little guy from Renovation yesterday - I love watching him start to be aware of other kids and enjoy other little people.  So fun!  


  1. I'm thankful for Maizy and all of Ethan's little buddies. I want a fist bump from him next time I visit! :)

  2. Maizy misses him too. She peeks out of her stroller looking for Ethan when we are going for walks here. He is a good influence on her too....a little less dramatic then she is :) She needs a little 'chill' in her life