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Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude

By Tamera Beardsley @tamerabeardsley
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
It seems I so often have to learn the same lesson again and again.
This time it's Gratitude.
Again.
It's not that I forgot about the idea ofGratitude.
It's more I have forgotten the importance of Practicing Gratitude.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
I know for a fact my life is ever SO Much Betterwhen I remember To Practice Gratitude.
But some how I always seem to let it fall off my to do listin my attempt to 'Get things Done'.
Then I wonder why I just don't feel happyorfeel like I do enough.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
But when I take the time to even pull pictures of my week to focus on the Goodand the BeautifulI am awe struck at my simple life.
I believe so much of our happiness is about'Where We Put Our Focus'
So as a virtual reminder to myselfI am once again do my weekly
Hello Monday ...Hello Gratitude Posts.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
This week I am ever so grateful for our annual Father's Day barbeque in our backyard.
Even though my party planning was offafter having a crazy summer cold last weekin the end it  all came together and was a most lovely memorable event.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
I was so grateful Ellis was able to come upand work for me on Wednesday.We have the train schedule down pat by now.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
As we do for our first stop for breakfast.Sometimes it's so fun to hang out with my girlgoing back to the studio is a hard one.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
Especially when there is Father's Day cocktails and menus to be decided!
Ellis has a forte for both cocktails and menu planning.Where my first love is always clothesher's has always been food driven.
Since before Ellis was even 2 years oldshe has been fascinated with all things cooking.She loved cooking shows from the days they only existed on PBS.
If you'd like to see her aesthetic expertise these daysEllis has a gorgeous blog HERE.
Covering travel and cocktails and all the cool happenings in San DiegoEllis and her husband  just recently got back from some beautiful European travels.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
For Father's Day we decided on a Mediterranean menu.
I love assembling appetizersand nothing makes that easier than my vintage ceramic sections on a Lazy Susanmy favorite Palm Springs find to date.I will definitely be on the hunt on my return next month.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
I  usually  have all of my entertaining prepped and planned hours before guests arrived.This time I was quite behind so my table remained with just the basic settings ...
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
But no matter an unfinished tablescapethe food was good and the company great!
It was years ago I let go of worrying about the trivial aspects  in entertaining.The older I getI just absolutely savor the time spent together.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
I am ever so grateful to still have both of my parentsto celebrate the seasons of life with!
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
I was so impressed by the creative effort of my youngest son and his girlfriendon their Father's Day gift for Jeff!Down to the ice packs wrapped in black fabric to make sure things stayed cold!
It seems not long agoI was having such a hard time really letting go of my children
These days I am more often reveling in the marvelous young adultsall three of them have become.
It just goes to showonce againthe power of Gratitude.
Hello Monday ... Hello Gratitude
As always my friend
I wish you love and joyas you style your life

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