We were talking about gratitude- about finding the proverbial silver lining. She shared that she would journal five things she was grateful for, no matter how small. These things may or may not have included "I am grateful for not clocking that witch over the head when she was rude at the department store" and "I am grateful for the ability to cuss creatively." Some days we may have to reach to find things to be grateful for, and some days a sense of humor may be one of those five things.
Five things I am thankful for.... Hmmm, I can probably name five hundred, but five things for now because this is my blog and I can be self-absorbed if I wanna be :-)
1- New Normalcy. Falling into a new routine of kids and working out and friends and dogs and feeling authentic is a wonderful, if a little uncomfortable, sort of normal. I am kind of digging it, even as I still mourn the loss of the old normal.
2. Springtime. Longer nights filled with sunshine, sixty degree days- these things make me realize how much I hate winter. Snow can be beautiful and fun when you vacation in it, but the interminable nights and ice truly bring me down. Every bird singing and every little blade of green grass fighting to survive bring me a little bit of joy as I await the new Spring.
3. Gluten free hot and sour soup. Good God, I could live on that stuff. Especially when it is served in a bowl larger than my head. (I have a pumpkin head, by the way, so dinner tonight was a generous bowl of soup :)). Along with the requisite fortune cookie that I cannot eat...
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