December 13, 2021 Daily Gratitude

Today’s 3 things; I am grateful for the early Christmas gifts I got from my colleagues today – a nice surprise; I am grateful that the kids are home from school; I heard a great analogy from my God Mother yesterday…she said ICU only lets healthy people in the room. She was referring to my life and my desire to help someone when it’s not a healthy choice or my responsibility to do so. I am healing and need to take care of of myself first. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude #hardchoices

December 9, 2021 – My chilly 3 things of daily gratitude

As the days get a little colder and the nights get a little longer I am reminded that my warm home should not ever be taken for granted, however cozy; I am grateful for sweaters and hoodies that keep my neck warm; I am grateful (and spoiled) for having a car that I can start with my remote from inside – don’t even get me started on how awesome the seat warmers are on those cold mornings! #gratitude #choosejoy 3things

December 8, 2021 – my daily 3 things

I am grateful for honesty above all else; I am grateful for all that I am learning about myself and the world through this journey of healing; I am grateful that I will be traveling abroad again this summer with students- WWII AND THE WESTERN FRONT. #gratitude #3things #choosejoy

Tuesday, December 7 – today’s 3 things of gratitude

The last few years have been a roller coaster ride of emotions. I am told regularly that it is to be expected. Yet, when the spiral turn comes, or the dark never-ending tunnel – or even the abrupt stop…it seems like anything but what I expect. I spoke to a colleague today who I consider a friend after a few years of working together. Very supportive. I was so grateful to see him today and talk with him for a bit. His light is bright. His enthusiasm for my spirit touched me; I am grateful for food service workers because I love to eat out; I am grateful for the red Christmas sheets on my bed and the giant red Buffalo print pillow that says “let it snow”…although we know it’s not too likely. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude #ilovechristmasred

Baby Bird Puzzles!

As I move forward with purpose I have started publishing on Amazon – now with my second pen name in honor of my youngest who I affectionately call Baby Bird. Also one of the reasons my journals are penned Mama Bird Paper Company. I am having so much fun with the publishing!

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December 6, 2021 – my daily gratitude list of 3 things

Monday – I am grateful for new beginnings; I am grateful for my capacity to love and forgive others; I am glad to be learning that if you don’t like me that’s not really my problem..I will no longer make myself small or dim my light. Although I still have to remind myself of this regularly I am oh so grateful that it is a part of my inner dialogue now. #choosejoy #gratitude #3things #killthemwithkindness

December 5, 2021 – my late night 3 thingS

Have I mentioned the red? Jk – I k ow I have, but it just brings me such great joy, especially this old red truck hand painted by my girl Jenna years ago. I so love it; I am grateful for mini Reece Cups straight from the freezer – yum; I am grateful for my cozy, warm socks that I got in California with Baby Bird. They just make me smile. #choosejoy #gratitude #3things