In 2012 we challenged you to write 12 letters of Gratitude to people that influenced your life. Many of you did this and wrote amazing stories of the experience.
This year 2013 we are focusing on BEING PRESENT. This is your life. Each day is a gift. You can't turn in yesterday for more time. So make the most of each day and continue to be grateful and embrace life! Be Present! We are changing the world...ONE DAY AT A TIME!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Today I made warm, yummy soup on the stove.  I love soup.  It wasn't really a 'soup' day.  It is almost February and we really haven't had a 'soup' day this winter.  We had sunshine and a breeze today with weather patterns that are more reminiscent of spring or even mild summer weather.  But I wanted soup.  I am not much of a recipe girl.  I can follow them, and have had great success.  It is just not likely that you will find me in the kitchen cooking up something from a recipe.  But I love to throw things in a pot and make soup.  I also love to throw things into my meatloaf...but that is a discussion for another day.

My warm soup make me feel all nice and soothed and yummy inside.  I love that feeling of comfort.  I admit I ate three bowls full of soup.  But it was so good.  This got me thinking about other things that warm me up.  So I wanted to share a few...

A date night with my husband...(best advice we ever receieved when we were first married was...keep courting each other.)  We will celebrate 13 years of marriage this coming week and I still love going on dates with my husband.  Though I wish it was weekly, we usually only average 2-3 times per month, but with five kids I would say that is pretty good.

Snuggle time with any of my babies!  I love to cuddle and whisper "your wonder, I love you, your my best friend, you are so smart...etc." in my children's ears.  I love the feeling of having a little one (or in the case of my 10 and 8 year old that are the same size...and NOT little) curled up close to their mom.  I love the talks that come during those precious and sacred quiet times between mother and child.  That always warms my soul!

A great book warms my soul.  I do love the scriptures.  But I also love a good fiction book as well.  I love to just get lost in the moments of another world, time, place, or person.  I only do the clean books, but there are actually a lot of those out there.  I am a happy ending Nicholas Sparks and I aren't so much TFF...though I did love the Notebook.  My mother could read a book to us and make it come to life.  I guess that is one of the reasons I love books so much.  I love to read to my children and confess that I need to do that more than I do.  I do it quite a bit, but always think I should be doing it more.  Reading...It warms me up!

A good letter... I love writing and I love receiving a good letter.  I am very sentimental so I have letters tucked away in little files.  They mean something to me.  They are not just words, they are time, feelings, and expressions of appreciation.  It takes effort to make a letter happen.  And their very existence warms me!  I guess that is a good place to end...since THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT is all about writing letters of gratitude.

I am curious...what warms you inside?
*And if you get a chance, check out the 'giveaway' post... I would love for you to win my cute Butterfly Project Pen and stationary.

Changing the world...ONE letter at a time.


  1. I would say that the things you mentioned here are very warming to me. Most especially the time spent snuggling and talking with my husband or children. Those moments are so precious to me.
    Time spent with a good friend also warms me. It's nice to connect with someone and just talk with them.

  2. :) That is so true. Thank you Rhonda. Most of my readers are from facebook and they always comment there. But it is nice to hear from someone here. I too love time with good friends! Such a blessing that I have good friends in my life. Dina Love has taught me a great deal about the importance of connecting person to person! In this busy, cyber world...I am grateful for contact! :)

  3. This Warm blog made me think of cuddling up with my granddaughter and reading books. Just warms me to my heart!