Mama Diaries

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It's All About Gratitude Blog Hop and Big Ambitions


It’s All About Gratitude Bloghop

Today, I'm participating in the All About Gratitude Blog Hop hosted by SA Larsen.  

There are so many things I am grateful for – my family, my friends, the talents God has given me… and for all of you.  I wish I could give each of you a big hug to let you know how much I appreciate your friendship and support! 

Gratitude is such an important virtue.  To quote Steve Maraboli, "If you want to find happiness, find gratitude."  It's so important to recognize that you are where you are in life, because of all the people and blessings that are in it!

What has gratitude done for you? 




Now for the story:

My nine-year-old son was reading an inspirational book for kids.  "Mama, listen to this," he said as he read from the book.  "You can do anything you want.  There are not limits to the possibilities..."

He stopped to think.  "Mama, do you know what I'm doing to do?"

"No, Bubba.  What are you going to do?"

"I'm going to be a scientist and travel to Mars."

"That sounds pretty good."

"What are you going to do, Mama?" he asked.

"The laundry!"




63 comments:

  1. Loved your story! Your son sounds a lot like my 9 year old. I also loved your quote--which is so true. When I'm grateful, I can't help but be content.

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    1. I bet you have quite a few stories of your own!

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  2. Ambitious lad!.

    Uplifting post today Sherry, and helpful reminder. Hmmm. yeah I've a lot to be grateful for. I must say it more often
    It's been said when life throws you lemons, make lemonade. But sometimes, if i'm in a mood, I feel like saying .. hey I actually like Oranges! :)

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    1. Haha! Then I'd guess you'd make orange juice.

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  3. Funny answer!
    I'm grateful for all my friends.

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  4. Yours sounds way less fun and dangerous to

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  5. Great story, regarding gratitude I remember this quotation.
    "Todays gratitude buys you tomorrows happiness.
    I am grateful for good friends and my family here on blogline.
    Yvonne.

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    1. We certainly have a wonderful blog community here!

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  6. hahahaha that's so cute and true of us all---we do the laundry so our kids can dream :)

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  7. Gratitude has kept me humble...grateful for friends and family.
    So much laundry, so little time (-: Some days I want to do like my teen son and mix all the colors together and wash them.

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    1. I've actually done that - and regretted it! ;0)

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  8. God-given talent - I like that, and it is well-worth being grateful for it. There's not enough gratitude in the world.

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    1. I think there would be a lot more happiness if people had grateful hearts!

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  9. If you play your cards right, maybe he'll take the laundry to Mars with him. :)

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    1. Ha! Wouldn't that be nice? (I'm sure he'd hook up with a bunch of aliens, and they'd have laundry for me to do!)

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  10. Hahaha...cute story! Children has big dreams! Very sweet.

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    1. I wonder if he'll be the first man on Mars. ;0)

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  11. Ahh...the joys of motherhood to be grateful for. LOL I loved this! Thanks so much for participating in my hop to recognize gratitude. I really appreciate it. I have a gift for you over on my site. Feel free to stop over anytime!

    Sheri at Writer's Alley

    Home of Rebel Writer CREED 2014
    Mighty Minion Bureau Team #atozchallenge

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    1. Thanks for hosting this lovely blog hop! I'll stop by your site.

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  12. Sherry, don't you just love the things your kids come up with?! My sons are a little older, but still never fail to shock and awe me--in good ways. :)

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    1. I can't wait to see what kind of shocks he's going to give me as a teenager!

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  13. You have to keep those kids in clean clothes. I used to wash load after load. Now, laundry is so simple.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Laundry is a never-ending job. Sometimes I long for the days when it was just me in my little apartment. But then I think, this is just a short chapter in my life. I should enjoy every minute of it - even when I'm doing laundry!

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  14. Loved the story! Yes, it always seem to be about the laundry!!

    Nice to "meet" you--and thanks for stopping by my blog also for this blog hop.

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    1. Always lots of laundry at my pad! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Laundry has to get done even when going to Mars

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    1. Yes. I hope he can do his own laundry by the time he goes to Mars!

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  16. LOL No matter what else we have planned, there's always going to be laundry!

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  17. You're absolutely right. Gratitude is so important.

    Now I'M going to go do the laundry! lol.

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  18. Loved your story about your son! A mother's work is never done!!

    It is so important to be grateful! Great post!

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    1. You are right. A mother's work is never done!

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  19. Beautiful story. Kids always aim high but we think of our daily works.

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    1. Too bad adults have to be so practical!

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  20. Hi Sherry - it's just so wonderful they can have such brilliant imaginations .. yeah take us to Mars without the laundry!

    Enjoy him .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes. I vote that Mars is a no-laundry zone. And I'm going on the first rocket up!

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  21. What a pity I didn't know about that blog hop before. Fun idea.

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  22. I think my gratitude dovetails with your story.
    I'm grateful that I had the chance to pretty much do what I wanted to when I was a little boy (hmm. I'm a little man NOW). I'm grateful that it ultimately gave me the family I have. And I'm grateful that, somewhere along the way, I was taught how to tell people stories about my life.
    I'm also grateful that they invented Lite Beer.
    Although that last one probably doesn't sound as noble.

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    1. Ah. But Lite Beer is certainly a good thing! So it is noble to be grateful for it. ;0)

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  23. Ahhh, the laundry. Always clouding up those dreams....

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    1. I think adults need fairy godmothers to do the laundry. That way we can still dream!

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  24. Hee hee. No limits to doing laundry? Yup, that sounds about right in my house, too ;)

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    1. It's unbelievable! I couldn't even imagine what it would be like in a house with 12 kids!

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  25. There are days when laundry has no limits! Your stories are always so cute!

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  26. Yes! I love it. I've always been a believer that you make your own destiny. Gratitude really does lead to happiness. Every time I start to get down I have to remember to stop and count my blessings.

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  27. ... and I believe him Sherry... you should too!

    An attitude of gratitude is the way to go!
    Do you think there'll be laundry duty on Mars? Just a thought. Maybe not. Clothing will be highly advanced... not fabric-based as we have it now...
    HAPPY WORLD READ ALOUD DAY!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. I hope Mars is a laundry-free zone! All laundry should go to Jupiter. The Jupitians (Jupiterians?) can take care of it. ;0)

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  28. That last line cracked me up! Really love that quote you shared. :)

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  29. Your son is too funny. I am grateful each day for the beauty in nature I see and for being here to enjoy each moment. I am so lucky for my friends, family, and the bloggers I have met. Life is good! :)
    ~Jess

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  30. Lovely post about gratitude. It made me pause for a bit and reflect on it. Haha! Laundry is limitless for sure. :)

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