11/05/2014

My Gratitude Tree

The word Gratitude is such a lovely word! It’s an adjective I like to use to describe me.  I am a very blessed girl that has been given so much in my life, but with that being said, I don’t think being grateful comes easily.  Life can be hard and full of ups and downs.  There have been many things I have been through where I haven’t felt so grateful for trials or hard times.  It’s easy in those times to forget what we have been blessed with.  I make a conscious choice each day to be grateful.  I am a pretty positive person by nature and so for the most part it comes quite natural for me, but I really started to think about gratitude the last few weeks.  It may be simple to say it, but to actually show gratitude can be really hard.  For instance, I say I am grateful for my healthy body, but then I find myself complaining about a feature I don’t love, or the fact that I am trying to eat healthy and I want a damn cookie!  It’s easy to say how grateful we are for our families, but then I find myself resentful sometimes for having to get up and make another school lunch or do one more load of laundry.  So I decided to challenge myself and instead of just saying I am grateful for my family or my health, etc. I am going to show it this month by the way I view myself or my tasks I have to do for my loved ones.  Gratitude is a way we live our lives, how we show people we love them or care about them.  I think gratitude is giving back to the universe.  It shows how much we do appreciate our lives by being a good human being, even when life gets messy.

When I  saw this cute idea for a Gratitude tree on one of my favorite blogs to follow, Jones Design Company, I knew had to make one!  She actually has free downloads for the “I am Greatful for” tags. I love all her free downloads. Thanks to Emily at Jones Design Company.  I did however  put my own spin on the tree and I thought I would share it with you!

How to create a Gratitude tree:

First I cut some branches off a shrub in my front yard.  I sprayed them with aerosol spray glue and dusted them with gold glitter.  I then sprayed one more coat of glue and let them dry.

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Next I  added floral foam to an antique pitcher I had.  Isn’t it beautiful? I picked it up at an estate sale a few years ago and I love it!  Then I added the twigs, some moss and  a little more glitter (because you can never have too much glitter ;)).

 

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I decided to put the arrangement on my living room table.  It’s one of the first things you see as you come in the door and I thought it’d be fun for guests to add to it also.  I placed a little bowl with the tags from Jones Design Company and a pen.

 

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I hope you will think about what you are thankful for.  I’d love for you to leave a comment letting me know! Please share on FB and follow me on instagram at honest_harm.

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Comments

  1. Ariane says:

    Amen sista 🙂 beautifully put. I have been contemplating this same concept as my body was aching in a lot of places. I realized how cynical I am of it. I also realized that I don’t have to think the shape of my legs are sexy , but I can be grateful for what they’ve given me in this life…. So many memories to live on. Within a week of thanking my legs for the precious moments they’ve afforded me they felt substantially better. I don’t believe it was a coincidence . …. Gratitude creates a great attitude .

    • harmonyyoung2000@yahoo.com says:

      Ariane,
      I totally agree with you. Our minds and bodies respond to self love and gratitude. Thanks for sharing this with me!
      honestly,
      Harmony

  2. Becca says:

    This is so cute!!! I want to make one!!

    • harmonyyoung2000@yahoo.com says:

      Becca,
      You should, it only took me about 20 minutes!
      Love you
      Honestly,
      Harmony

  3. Erika clark says:

    Love your gratitude tree!! What a great idea. Your so clever!! Love you!

    • harmonyyoung2000@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks Erika, I appreciate everyone’s support!
      Love you guys!
      Honestly,
      Harmony

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