WAYA: What Are You Appreciating?

by Stacey on April 23, 2010

When you find yourself appreciating something – at any time, or even multiple times, in a week – I hope you will try to capture it in a note, photograph or any form that strikes your fancy, and send it to us.

If you get it to us each Thursday at 5pm it will be included in the next day’s post. (See left side bar for the link to send your submissions.) See this week’s entries below.

If you missed getting in your submission earlier in the week, but would like to chime in now, please leave a comment below! I can’t wait to hear what you are appreciating!


This week I’m appreciating a fabulous trip to New York City! It was a quick bite of the Big Apple and it was delicious! Here’s a sample:

I attended an Omega Institute event with one of my favorite teachers, Byron Katie. It was a phenomenal experience - you'll definitely read more about it in future eZine and blog posts!

I attended an Omega Institute event with one of my favorite teachers, Byron Katie. It was a phenomenal experience - you'll definitely read more about it in future eZine and blog posts!

Lissa Rankin and Danielle Vieth (of Owning Pink and my future partners on a series of joint ventures) and I all happened to be in Manhattan (both of them from California!) at the same time! We shared cocktails and big dreams at the MoMA restaurant.

Elliot is a dear family friend. We delighted over a 4-hour dinner at the famous Balthazar. I could rhapsodize over the gift of an almost 40-year friendship, and write an ode to the salt-crusted red snapper and carmelized banana tart, but suffice to say that it was a magical night!


Today I am appreciating the 20 page insert in our local paper today featuring profiles of all the authors that will be participating in the Hudson Children’s Book Festival on May 1st. As a first time author, I will be signing and doing readings from my self published “White Dog Haikus and Things we Learned from our Westie”

I am also appreciating the inspiration for my book, our very own Islay Bear, and my wonderful husband David Jackson who got me addicted to writing White Dog Haiku.

- Kathy Troidle Jackson


I am appreciating this beautiful green earth and the people in my life with whom I share it!

- Colleen Fleming



- Toni Watkins


I am appreciating the young woman my daughter is growing up to be. It’s ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’. Our daughter is off for an adventure at the office with Dad. A bittersweet parenting moment; appreciating the young woman she’s becoming and longing for the baby I once held. I so appreciate being her mother. : )

- Sandra Tollefson


We take turns sharing the best parts of our day at dinnertime. I find that vocalizing them gives us insight about each other and cultivates a grateful attitude.

- Leigh-Anne Perialas Lees


I’m grateful for being in excellent health and for being my own boss as a solo-entrepreneur.

- Ellen Brown


I enjoyed admiring the many, many wildflowers blooming at the Botanical Gardens beside UNCA yesterday, including several kinds of large trilliums. Don’t miss the springtime flower opportunities! They’re guaranteed to boost positive emotions…

- Beth Pilz


I start each day with a reminder to look for things that I like. Since we usually find what we’re looking for, I’m sure to find things I like throughout the day.

- Patrice Federspiel

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StaceyNo Gravatar April 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Hi everyone!

I’m so delighted by everyone’s appreciation this week, but I have to say I am the *most* excited about Kathy’s book event! I just ordered my copy of White Dog Haiku and I can’t wait to get it! I am just thrilled for you Kathy and I wish you great joy as your book goes into the world!!! Much love, Stacey


Kathy Troidle JacksonNo Gravatar April 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Thanks Stacey! I haven’t had a chance to check this site until now to see that you commented on this. I am so excited on my book event. It promises to be quite the day – last year other authors had buyers, kids and teachers 4 deep! And thanks for ordering a copy of my book, you rock!


StaceyNo Gravatar April 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Hi again, Kathy!

Thanks so much for checking back! I can’t wait to hear about your book event! Be sure to report back here!

And I just got an email that White Dog Haiku is in the mail and on the way to me! Yippee! Much love, s


Chania GirlNo Gravatar April 24, 2010 at 2:57 am

I love the idea behind these Friday posts, Stacey. It’s fabulous! Now … if only I can get myself to remember that Thursday deadline. … ;-)


StaceyNo Gravatar April 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Hi Chania Girl!

I’m so glad you stopped by to enjoy all the lovely appreciation! You know you can submit *any* time in the week (just look at the upper left corner of the blog) – even after the deadline – and we’ll get it up (if not *this* week, then the next)! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Much love, S


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