ANNOUNCING: Special Early Christmas Gift

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: I am thrilled and so thankful to make this announcement about an extra special early Christmas gift: My third granddaughter was born on December 15th, at 8:30am and weighed in at 8 lbs. 4 oz., and measured 21.5 inches long. And of course, she’s adorable!


new granddaughter

Me with my beautiful new granddaughter,

Lillianna Grace!


This is a good time of year to focus on blessings and gratitude.

This excerpt, from Karl Moore’s 18 Rules of Happiness on being  grateful, is especially relevant!

Think of all the wonderful things you have to be grateful for right now. It could be your family. Or your health. Maybe your home. Your friends. Your brain. Your heart. Your spirit.

We’ve all got amazing things in our own lives that make us smile with joy. And if we can count these blessings every day, we’ll discover a greater appreciation of the beautiful world we surround ourselves with.” –Karl Moore

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life

is thank you,

it will be enough.”

Meister Eckhardt


My reflections:

I have noticed a difference in my overall attitude toward life ever since I began my nearly daily posting of an “Attitude of Gratitude” on Facebook in November 2013 or so. It definitely helps to focus on the positive by counting your blessings!

And I am blessed to have this beautiful new granddaughter, an early Christmas present to her family (my youngest daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters) and all of us who love and care for her and her parents and sisters!

                  Happy new family of 5!


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you find it easy or difficult to practice an attitude of gratitude?

Do you count your blessings on a regular basis?



One thought on “ANNOUNCING: Special Early Christmas Gift”
  1. Hi Karen,
    Congratulations on the birth of your grand child Lilliana – Grace. She is beautiful. You are indeed lucky to have these wonderful grand children and their parents.
    Being a postive person, I think comes from gratitude. If we keep in mind all that we have it is enough. We are content. May you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas holiday and I will see you in the new year.
    PS Sent you a card and Christmas gift, for when you go home.
    Kathryn Maclean recently posted..What do you want in 2017?

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