December 29 2021 My Three Things

I am grateful for my very slow walk at the Y with my very dear friend; I am grateful to reconnect with friends when life seems to keep you apart for a while; I am grateful for the delicious Italian meal I just had for dinner and the yummy wine, too. A simple day. A joyful and serene day. Yes! #choosejoy #3things #gratitude #movingforwardwithpurpose ❤️

December 28, 2021 3 things

My prayer for all “may you never be judged by your accomplishments or income, but by the kindness in your heart.” Today is the only December 28, 2021 you will ever get – how did it go? Did you find a moment of joy? What if you looked again? Tried again to see it? Today I am grateful for the joy I found at the end of a very long, difficult meeting. I made it through; today I am grateful for the wisdom, faith, and hope of those who came before me and their willingness to share their experience with me. I am stronger; today I am grateful for the clarity that is provided by the universe if you only learn how to listen and trust. I am learning. #38moredays #choosejoy #3things #gratitude

December 27, 2021 3things of gratitude

It has been 6 days since I wrote them down, my 3 things of gratitude. This has been a difficult time, and I know it can be for many. Ahhhh…The holidays (deep breath). When it comes time for the kids to start having their own celebrations and their own families – their own lives…well it takes some getting used to, in general. Then the holidays come and it’s magnified 100x somehow. It’s hard for this mama bird to find her place. Throw in the other challenges of life and I’ve kind of started spinning out of control. The 3 things can usually keep this stuff in check for me, but the last few days I dropped the ball – went deep inside my head and heart to try and find my path again. I think I did it, thanks to my children and the rest of my people. My peeps…all of the different people around me, all in different roles in my life – supporting me and encouraging me. I am centered again.

So here we go. Today I am grateful for the time I spent outdoors at the park with my friend discussing some of life’s challenges. It felt so good to be outside; today I am grateful for the yoga instructor who gently got me through my first hour of yoga since Covid began – stretching, bending, breathing. It felt so good. Namaste; today I am grateful for grit – pure determination and moxy. Damn right. #3things #choosejoy #gratitude

December 21, 2021 and my 3 things of gratitude

Wow – What. A. Day. I can say I felt the spectrum of all of the feels today. From the early morning email informing me of the tragic loss of another student, a senior – to the rage filled trauma trigger…I am at peace only when I focus on the joy of the day. And oh what joy. 1) today I met Charlotte. She is 5 days old and my 2nd granddaughter. It’s just magical – life is such a mystery. 2) I crawled around on the floor with grand number 1 and we giggled until we were both absolutely exhausted. 3) I shared meaningful conversation and a good laugh with all 3 of my grown children today and they are in 3 different cities at the moment, so that’s quite a win. 4) yea – 4) I went to dinner with my daughter and granddaughters. Not only was it yummy, but relaxing and giggly, too. 5) what? Stop the insanity, yes, I said 5) I am grateful that I arrived safely to my holiday destination and look forward to my flock coming together for Christmas. So, the loss, the anger, the hurt, the frustration, the crowds, the traffic, the cold rain…just, no. Focus on the good stuff. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude #grannyB

Tonight’s 3 things, Dec 17 2021…it’s almost over

I try to find joy. I really work hard at it some days – and some days it just comes. Some days I have really search and work to reframe – some days it smacks me in the face. And the really fun days are when it does both – moment to moment. Today I am grateful for every moment. I’m learning in each one and that’s what I truly strive for; I am grateful for time to myself to reflect and appreciate every moment; I am grateful for the support of my tribe…it’s a loving, validating, accepting tribe. #3things #gratitude #choosejoy

3 things on this 16th day of December 2021

Today I am grateful for time to myself for some self care and look forward to my massage tomorrow; I am grateful for my journey but I am ready for a new path…and as I tire I appreciate the rest; I am grateful for Charlotte and her mama to be healthy safe at home. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude

1 thing x3 – Daily Gratitude

My 2nd granddaughter has arrived! She is just as magnificent as the first, of course. I am so grateful for her safe and healthy arrival – I promise I do not take it for granted – not even a little bit. What a joy to be a grandmother, and quite a special honor. #choosejoy #gratitude #3things