Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wednesday Gratitude # 22 at Heart and Home


“Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.” - Alfred Painter

Hi All! Welcome to
Wednesday Gratitude.
Thank you for joining Heart and Home for this weekly meme.

Please link in below,
 and remember to link back to Heart and Home in your post!

With Gratitude:
It was a fun, busy day, I'm grateful for the luxury of
a full day spent with my daughters, shopping, having lunch at our favorite taco bar,
and seeing a movie together at the local independent theater.

And then going grocery shopping together, and making one of these for dinner.

Topped with fresh tomatoes and basil, organic and grown locally.

There is a fresh crumb cake I baked earlier in the day, ready for dessert.
I am always thankful for dessert!

I'm grateful for the bounty of locally grown, organic veggies in the salad.

And the variety and availability of my favorite fruits, especially during summer.
I'm thankful for the thousands of people who toil endlessly
to nurture the crops and provide an abundance of produce for my table.

I see them, bent over in the fields, and I marvel at their strength and resiliance. 
Many have come here to make a better life for themselves and their families.
I respect and appreciate their hard work and committment.
I'm thankful for their contribution to the quality of my life.

I'm grateful I live in a country people would rather live in,
than try to escape from.

Remember to leave a comment
to be entered in the giveaway (more info HERE).

I'm linking to Works for Me Wednesday at We Are That Family

Until next time,

PS. Thanks for the car advice! My Lexus is getting on in years and needs to be put out to pasture,
I'm still trying to decide what to buy! More research tonight, for sure!


Kelee Katillac said...

Love that quote Heidi! So happy to be here and am thankful for many things...health, family, friends==like you...Oliver Wendell....fresh peaches...just made a cobbler...low fat!!!

I appreciate this opportunity you provide to practice
"good spirituality"..... gratitude gets more good....good is the by-product of gratitude....

love you!


Andrea said...

It is always hard to figure out the right car to buy...we drive ours until they are ready for the pasture, too.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

More things to be thankful for than I can count....

Dena E's Blog said...

I did it Heidi!!! Thanks so much sweetie !!! have a BLessed Day..
Hugs Dena

Dena E's Blog said...

PS:::Hope it was done right for for my 1st attempt ;0)

Apron Senorita said...

Hi Heidi, so glad to hear that you have such a good time with your daughters. I have to say that the pizza looks delicious! I'm going to make one at home.

Yoli :)

Deb said...

Thanks for thanking the farmworkers who help feed us ALL!! There's so little tolerance sometimes it's mind-boggling...

Mary said...


Your post reminds me that I should be more thankful!

Thanks for hosting!

Regina said...

dear heidi,
great post!!!
your pizza looks very delicious.
have a nice week,
hugs regina

Gypsy Heart said...

Love homemade pizza and salad! The fruit is divine ~ :-)

Have a beauty filled day!


Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Heidi,
Yummy Pizza with healthy toppings!.
Now I'm hungry for pizza and I forgot to bring something out from the freezer this morning for dinner. Sooo, maybe it will be pizza night.
Just last Nov. on Thanksgiving day my daughter asked our little Grandson what he was thankful for and he said "apples". LOL. So I think pizza rates up there with apples.
Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

Charity said...

Yum! There is nothing like organically grown Humboldt veggies! Did you buy them from the farmers market or grow them yourselves?

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

God Bless good food and the bounty from the sea and land!

Kelee Katillac said...


Love this post Heidi! It all looks phenom!

love, kelee

Sharon Cohen said...

I'm thankful for people like you - who can find just the right quotes to remind me that I, too, should be counting my blessings.

I'm also grateful that I could "borrow" it for my Facebook status. You're nudging quite a few people today.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I love your gratefuls! (Esp. the one about the USA!) I, for one, am grateful that you posted about such delish food. Yu-um.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wonderful post! Your pictures are
yummy. I am grateful for so many blessings in my life...too many to mention. I love this post.
We had a rough google hit in so cal and finally got my blog looking back to normal. I'd love you to come visit.
Thanks for this "positive" post.

Sherry said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day. Thanks for sponsoring Gratitude Wednesday. I hope to participate more in the future. I am off to visit the others who have linked to this post.

cottage feel said...

heidi sent me here from daisy cottage- you have a beautiful home and the trees are just breath taking.
thanks for sharing - i'll be back -
love ya, maria - cottage feel-