We asked the kids, what you are grateful for? I just had to share this one that my daughter wrote... it's super cute. The punctuation, spelling and grammar is too sweet....
"I'm greatful for my family because. There nice,funny,and they care for me.they feed me buy me close to were .my sister is very nice to me I love my mom alot becasuse she cares for me and if she wasn't here I wouldn't ither.i love my moms fiance because he loves me and buys. Me stuff I need and cause he's nice and caring and I'm thankful I have a dog. Those are all the things I'm greatful for!!!" ~ Age 8
Thanks Keiryn. I am grateful for you and how sweet you are. I am grateful for your funny, silly, personality. You always bring a smile to my face. Thank you for being awesome. And thanks for being great at looking after your new puppy!
We've had an outpouring of entries and have decided to extend the contest deadline. There is just too much to be grateful for and we don't want it to end yet! So, if you haven't entered yet, there is still time! Full contest description here.
Thanks to everyone who is sending in photos for Part two of the Gratitude Contest (which you can read about here). We will only be accepting photos until Monday, August 6th so don't forget to send yours in!
"My better half. The man who has awakened me to a whole new kind of love; a love that I am more than thankful for." ~ Jayli W.
"I am grateful for an awesome photographer that always catches the awesomeness of my family in every single photo. They are memories I my family can cherish for generations to come." ~ Steve C.
"This picture embodies several aspects of my life I am grateful for. It shows the magnificence of God's beauty all around us, which always grounds me, keeps me in the present moment and fills me instantly with gratitude for everything in my life. Whenever I am out of sorts, I go to nature, to reconnect to the lost of parts of myself and commune with Spirit. Water is especially powerful for me and I have learned so much by sitting quietly near or in flowing waters near my home - learning to Let Go and Let God, allow, surrender and release to the greater divine plan. This picture was taken in June at Kootenai Falls, Idaho which is a sacred site for the Ktunaxa people. We were invited to this magnificent area as visitors and honoured for our work with the children of the Ktunaxa Nation. My work within the Nation over the past five years has taught me so much about the resiliency and amazing spirit of these people and has also been a humbling, challenging yet incredibly rewarding journey that I am most grateful for. " ~ Caara G.
It's never too soon to learn about and acknowledge gratitude. Out of curiosity Natalie asked her 3-year old son, Porter, what he was grateful for (first she had to explain what being grateful for meant) and he said thoughtfully that he was grateful for "Mama.... (long pause)...annnnnnnnd.... CAKE!!!" It's so cute to hear what is on the hearts of our little ones. SO... Natalie and I want to hear from the kids now! Please summit your child's (ages 12 and under) gratitude story (even if its only a couple words or even a sentence) along with your child's age so that we can hear the sweet things kids say! Don't forget, this will also add another chance to win the prize of a $300 shopping spree at Creative Fix AND a FULL out photo session with Natalie Santano. Here's to the kids!