A few days ago I was inspired by Kim at So Many Places to stop, take 5 minutes and write a letter of gratitude to my life.  At the time I was reading her blog post I was particularly tired, it’s a busy life – that of an innkeeper, and it struck a chord with me right at that moment that I should be grateful I have a life that gives me the opportunity to feel good about the work I do… and that I have this life.  So I took Kim’s advice and wrote my letter right then and there.

Ashland, Oregon

June 10, 2013

2:24 p.m.

Dear Life ~Thank you for allowing me to wake up each morning.

Thank you for giving Abi and I the courage to completely change our lives 2 1/2 years ago, it’s been an amazing journey and we’ve never once looked back.  With that being said, thank you in advance for helping me to live in the moment instead of always thinking 3 steps ahead of today.

Abi & Patti - Fish Lake, OR

Abi & Patti – Fish Lake, OR

Thank you for Kim – who’s been an endless source of support and friendship as I slogged my way through the world of blogging.  I don’t think she really understands how much she has given me.  And thank you for introducing me to Talon and the blogging community which I have grown very fond of – what a small world it really is.

Thank you for Good Earth decaf tea and the sun under which I brew the tea; the tea that gets me through the hot summer months.  And thank you for soy iced sweet chai lattes, of which I should not drink quite so many.

Thank you for bringing the love of his life to my son, thank you for their upcoming wedding nuptials and thank you for letting me know that his heart will be full and he will be loved.Thank you for this amazing man I have shared the past 34 years with and with whom I eagerly look forward to the next chapter.

Oh… and thank you for beaches, mountain lakes and for chocolate… and, margaritas (and Sangria).

Sangria & Margarita - Cheers!

Sangria & Margarita – Cheers!

Love, Patti

As Kim inspired me I encourage you to take 5 minutes to write your own Dear Life letter; it can bring focus to this moment in your life – or post a quick comment and share with us a few top items for which you are grateful.  It really does make one feel good to give thought to what we often take for granted.


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