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on being grateful

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  ~Marcel Proust

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about gratefulness.  The importance of teaching my children to have a grateful heart and to be humble and kind to others.  It’s so easy, in this convenient world we live in, to take our blessings for granted.  In our great country, we are blessed with so much but seem to never find the time to appreciate it, to stop and truly be thankful for it.

Enter the 365/Grateful Project.

I have begun my own gratefulness journey by using just my iPhone and some favorite photo apps, and I’m sharing them on Facebook each day.  Each month, I’ll compile them and come share them here on the blog.  I would love it if you would join me and share your blessings with the world as well!


In this moment, I’m grateful for the opportunity to raise our children near the sea.  And for a bit of one-on-one time with Daddy.

To learn more about the original 365/Grateful Project, head on over to The Creative Mama today.  You can read my full article there.  I’d love for you to join me, and so many photographers all over the world, so that we can teach our children to appreciate their blessings as well.  They watch us every day, you know.  As always, if you do decide to come along, leave your link here in the comments so we can share with each other.  I hope to meet many of you and am looking forward to spreading a little gratitude together!

Gratefully yours,


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  • Wow! Life really does work in wondrous ways … I popped over as I was inspired to start writing my Five on Friday post & I wanted to link to you … to say ‘thank you’ at the urging to start the Grateful/365 Project … little did I know this post was waiting in the wings! Well clearly, the Grateful Project is already in full swing & coming full circle. This only fuels the fire. Thanks, Stacey! xo!ReplyCancel


  • [...] a few iPhone photo apps you need to try.  Especially in light of so many folks signing on for the 365/Grateful Project.  It’s super easy to document your grateful moments with your camera phone, because [...]ReplyCancel

  • I loved your article on The Creative Mama, and I definitely want to do a project like this. Love it.ReplyCancel


  • [...] Stacey also very gently & sweetly persuaded me to join in on her Grateful/365 Project. I’ve decided to jump in with both feet! This is going to be an amazing year of [...]ReplyCancel

  • Hi Stacy. I read your article on Creative Mama when it first was posted and I’m so glad I did. I’ve been posting things I’ve been grateful to on my personal blog, but hadn’t yet had the courage to do so on my business blog (actually, I just renamed and rebranded the business a few months ago). Although I know I can take a photo everyday of something I am thankful for, I know I can’t edit and publish it everyday to my blog. So, I will do what I can, when I can. I am starting on my birthday (tomorrow)! Thanks for the article and the inspiration. DariaReplyCancel


  • [...] last summer, I read about my friend Stacey Woods’ 365/Grateful Project.  The idea is simple enough:  take a picture each day of something you are grateful for. [...]ReplyCancel

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