Saturday celebration is here again! I can tell this is becoming a routine in my life as I'm starting to notice things throughout the week and I hold onto them to include here on Saturday. Thank you for that, Ruth!
I practice gratitude on a daily basis. Each morning, I send out an email listing those things and people for which I am grateful. Here are my emails from this week:
a TWO day work week
long drives with audiobooks
finding just the right song at just the right time
celebrating life's moments with friends
holding babies and having them snuggle into your neck when they get sleepy
finding items on your grocery list...on SALE!!
The new Valentine book by Adriana Trigiani
Snuggling in bed after a chilly day
Jeans today at school
Still praying I'll be able to travel north!
Today I'm grateful for a day to relax and read my new book! I'm overwhelmed with gratitude by all of the offers I received for Thanksgiving dinner, since I'm not going home to MA. (See you tomorrow, Kathy!) I'm grateful for friends who listen when I cry and kick my butt when I need it and hope when I don't see it. I'm grateful for a few days off and for the rain outside my window
I'm so grateful for each of you! Thank you for your love and friendship and support. Thank you for the laughter and the tears and the hugs! Wishing each of you a very happy happy Thanksgiving with friends and family!
I'm grateful for...
sometimes plan B is better than you ever expected
Leo's wagging tail
good cup of coffee
spending time with friends
seeing boys I've known since birth grow up into wonderful people
getting lost in my book
avoiding crowds today
and today, Saturday:
starting new routines
mailing surprises home to MA
waking up early with a sense of determination
the return of Jingle
While I believe that the practice of being grateful is important, what's been even better has been sharing it with those I love. It's a very small group, so as to be manageable. I send two emails each morning: one to some friends and one to my family. Throughout the day, I get replies like this:
from Kathy: Today I am grateful for...
Seeing a shooting star on my early morning walk
My dog...always happy to see me
My new fleece sheets (wow!)
from Kate: I am grateful for
Kids sleeping in ( does 6:45 count?)