I’m inspired by Amanda at Let’s Take the Metro‘s weekly gratitude post. So, I’m going to cultivate a little more gratitude in my life by joining her on a quest to be thankful until we absolutely exude gratitude. I hope you’ll also join Amanda in sharing just five things you are thankful for this week. Thank you to Amanda for helping bring back genuine gratitude.
This week I am grateful for:
- My partner. He’s always there. In fact, he never leaves (even when I thought I wanted him to.) I’m so glad he has stayed. I’m happy he has supported and love no matter what. I’m trying to take more time to remember that and speak it aloud to him. So, here’s another opportunity to say it.
- Hugs. Virtual and real. Hugs are my absolute favorite thing to give and to receive. I’m not picky either. They do not have to be spontaneous. I’ll take any I can get. I am a hugger, although I try to be respectful and ask first.
- Healing. Buddha baby had a scary accident last week. I’m so happy nothing was serious and he has healed so quickly. I’m grateful for our sitter who reacted perfectly so that we were able to get him to the ER right away. I’m grateful for the doctors that stitched him up and for my little boy who tolerated it all and trusted in us while his body worked to get him healed.
- Water. I’m grateful for the ease that we have in using running hot & cold water. We practice water conservation in many areas, but if I can use a shower or bath to occupy, soothe, clean or entertain myself or my children I let go of my consumption guilt. Some days it’s all that gets us through the day.
- October weather. It was 85F at the pumpkin patch today. 85! I know the rain is coming and I’ll enjoy that, too. But these sunny, cloudless, summery days in October are a gift we have been making full use of. I always regret not getting outside more when winter arrives and we’ve been packing in a lot of outdoor activities because this weather is so special.
I feel as though I just stood under a clear waterfall. Thank you, Amanda, for reminding me to give my gratitude a voice (oops! Does that make 6? 😉