Here’s a sampling of what I’m grateful for this Monday morning:
- Heat and electricity
- An old car that still runs well
- Yesterday’s holiday open house at Black Swamp Bird Observatory
- A beautiful Sunday drive that felt like a meditation
- Christmas music that moves me to tears
- Spending the afternoon with some of my favorite peeps
- Delicious and artistic cookies shaped like owls, wrens and cardinals
- Selling my t-shirts to people who really like them
- Being around heart-centered people who do good work on behalf of the planet
- Feeling loved
1. Fun, safe travels to Butte, America with friends.
2. Spending a beautiful day hiking 4 hours up the backside of Baldy Mountain via White Sulphur Springs, MT in two feet of snow with my husband.
3. Early delivery of gifts purchased on cyber Monday.
4. Celebrating a friends new home at a housewarming party.
5. A safe drive home at midnight last night from a Christmas party (25 miles away) in minus 24 degree temperatures.
6. Always having vehicles stocked with emergency preparedness items.
7. Layers of warm clothing.
8. Finalizing details of a class I’ll be teaching at Helena College.
9. Fresh, new perspectives available to everyone at every moment.
10. The opportunity to have met Ruth. Such a beautiful soul. Thank you Crystal for that gift. Ruth’s love lives on.
1. An exciting weekend of watching Logan perform…He truly amazes me.
2. Spending time with my parents
3. Dog walks with my husband
4. Chai latte
5. My husband suggesting pizza since I was so tired <3
6. Family meetings
7. Office supplies
9. Choosing love
10. Staying on track
After all this time there is so much I take for granted
People in my life
This chair I sit upon, someone wove the seat and carved the legs. Likewise this table which Cassie just refinished.
Years and years of genetic transmission and cell birth death and regeneration that brought me here.
A storm system that damaged much of the country spared where I live
The electricity and heat are working, I don’t know how
If I go to the stores, they may not have exactly what I want or the quantities, and yet there’s food and products on a scale unimaginable, not even economic or natural disaster stopped this process
Language and skills I’ve learned, faces and voices I recognize
I receive more than I give on a daily basis, especially money and resources which are not mine
Stewardship, especially of others’ time
I may not make anything, except better than I found it?
responsibility and great joy
Inspired in part by Lolly Daskal
Here’s a sampling of what I’m grateful for today:
- Saturday mornings without agendas
- Playful conversations with my hubby
- A delicious breakfast
- Peaceful thoughts
- My entrepreneurial spirit
- Finding new homes for old treasures
- The sound of the waves
- Nelson Mandela’s legacy to the world
- Knowing that anything is possible
very grateful for
limited ice damage from the storm
the sacrifice of the men and women at Pearl Harbor
the conviction of my dad to join the Navy after learning of the attack
he had not done this he would not have been stationed in San Diego and met my mom
a beautiful written eulogy for Ruth and Crystal and Carol’s kind remarks
images of dancing
you must find your own quiet center of life ~writer Sarah Orne Jewett
What I’m grateful for today:
- The opportunity for a fresh start in any given moment
- The glory of Nature – outside my window and inside my heart
- An incredible friend who reinforces my belief that all things are possible (you know who you are)
- Poetry from the heart
- Beloved cats who curl up with me and purr me into peacefulness
- Challenges that help me to acknowledge my courage
- Great coffee
- A strong body
- A willingness to change what is no longer working in my life