Cindy Kirk
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Each Day is a Gift picture

In my Good Hope series, Ami (the heroine in Christmas in Good Hope) has a Gratitude jar on the counter. Each night she writes down something she’s grateful for on a scrap of paper and puts it into the jar.

Such concepts come up all the time, especially around Thanksgiving when posts on being thankful and grateful abound. I’ve even read articles that say you’ll sleep better if you list five things you’re grateful for before you go to bed!

That’s why I thought it might be fun to list ONE thing we’d each put into a gratitude jar.


I’ll go first.  I’m grateful that my knee (which I injured in July) is on the mend!!

If you play along, you’ll be entered into a drawing (winners announced on Sunday) to win a Kindle copy of SUMMER IN GOOD HOPE.  Best of all, I’m feeling generous and will be drawing the names of FIVE winners!

Summer in Good Hope- cvr

37 thoughts on “Do you Gratitude?

  1. Sandi in OH says:

    I am grateful that my pneumonia is gone. I have to have another x-ray in 2.5 weeks to make sure that my lungs are okay.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      Oh, Sandi, I’m so happy you’re doing better. Pneumonia can be brutal. Hugs

  2. Amy says:

    This morning, I am grateful for cooler temperatures. It was 65 when I got up and only a high of 80 today. Excellent.

    No need to include me in the drawing, I already have a copy. 😊

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      Fabulous temperatures!!!

  3. Dawn A says:

    I’m truly grateful that I wake up each morning and get to see my family every day.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:


      Sometimes it’s those basic things we forget to be grateful for… thanks for reminding us.

  4. What a nice post, Cindy! I’m grateful for good friends and family.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      Having family and friends are such a blessing.

  5. Silvia says:

    That my friend is coming over on sunday & is always there for me. Haven’t seen her for a long time, going to be great catching up!

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      I love those kinds of days. Enjoy!!

  6. I’m grateful for my mom, she is my rock & I can always count on her. We’ve been through a lot and she really is my best friend.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      My mom was my best friend, too. I miss her every day.

  7. Charlotte says:

    I’m grateful for romance novels, they offer so much comfort and entertainment. Take my mind of the hard parts in life & give me real hope.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      I find that, too, Charlotte!!

  8. Susan Gorman says:

    I am grateful for my corgi Celeste! She is always up for an adventure and her good nature makes me smile after a long day!

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      Celeste is a beauty. I’m grateful for my mutt, Chico.

  9. Annette Naish says:

    I am grateful that in the past week I have had young people in distant lands help me with my phone and kindle. Both of those little gems were not functioning as they should. Now they are both working. Technololgy is a wonderful thing, sometime.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      And having someone knowledgeable to help us is a wonderful thing.

  10. Lisa Hutson says:

    I am grateful that my daughter in law has got the all clear from a skin cancer scare.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      That is wonderful news!!!

  11. Kirsten says:

    That my check up at the dentist went smoothley and just one tooth needed repair. Now I can smike widely again woth pride 😉

  12. Karlotta says:

    For my loving cat, my cookbooks that help me make a great tasting meal. For the warmer weather that makes my joints ache less. For the internet to connect with others & for my strawberry plant that is still carrying fruit.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      Karlotta, so many things to be thankful for…

  13. Joanna Moreno says:

    I’m grateful that I live in a war-free zone. I know, it may be too much but so many horrible things are going around in the world that I’m truly grateful that I can go out and not worry about falling bombs and/or not returning to a home. Truly, truly blessed.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:


      It so easy for us to forget the basics. Thanks for the reminder.

  14. Julie-ann Ford says:

    I am not entering because I already own this wonderful book. I am grateful for the fact that I am still cancer-free (12 years).

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      Julie-ann, That is so wonderful.

  15. Eileen A-W says:

    I am grateful for my health after a major health scare (heart attack) 17 years ago. I am also grateful for my wonderful and caring adult children. I love the idea of a grattitude jar.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:


      Yay!!! Good health is everything!! So happy for you.

  16. Glenda says:

    I”m grateful for so very many things. The most recent big bout of gratefulness is that my son’s car made it up to Colorado and was easily fixable despite the check engine light being on the whole drive up from Texas.

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      Whew, so happy for your son!!

  17. girlfromwva says:

    i am grateful that my Dad is still alive & doing ok at 85 (sadly my Mom passed 18 years ago…)

    1. Cindy Kirk Cindy Kirk says:

      It’s hard to lose a parent. I lost my mother 25 years ago and I still miss her.

      1. girlfromwva says:


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