I am so exhausted. A long week has ended. The next week will be longer, but that’s okay. I am grateful for my stamina and stubborn streak when I refuse to give up. Some may consider these character flaws and sometimes I feel that, too – but right now they are helping me survive, so there’s that; I am grateful for the chicken I burned for dinner. No, I didn’t mean to burn it but I was distracted by one of those other things I had to do and forgot about it in the oven. But I still have food – I mean, it’s edible; I will be very grateful for the third wind I soon get so that I can finish preparing my dinner and actually eat (I already used up the second wind). I have faith it will come. I figured I should go ahead and write out my gratitudes because when I do get that last push of energy to eat it will immediately be followed by placing my head gently on my pillow. Sweet dreams everyone!! #choosejoy #gratitide #3things
January 26, 2022 what a day, what a day… Today I am grateful forcomedy specials on Netflix because I love to laugh; I am grateful for the sense of accomplishment I feel when my grades are caught up, even if it’s only for one day; I am grateful for my precious granddaughters. #choosejoy #grateful #3things
January 25, 2022 today I am grateful for zoom because it really can save time; today I am grateful for the dental assistant who cleaned my teeth (is that weird?); today I am grateful for the last voicemail of my daddy that I saved so I can hear him tell me that he loves me any time I want. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude
January 24, 2022 daily 3 things of gratitude. I am still very tired from my bought of Covid, evidently. I am grateful I had nothing else on the calendar today after school. I “took a nap” after school and woke up just to move to the bed for the night. I am grateful for the delicious bowl of lucky charms I had before my nap; I am grateful for the peace in my heart that allows me rest so easily. #choosejoy #gratitude #3things
January 23, 2022 I am grateful for friends who have my back – truthfully, thoughtfully, unabashedly; I am grateful for the new puzzle book I published today under Baby Bird Puzzles; I am grateful to put my head on this soft and cozy pillow after talking to each of my children today. #choosejoy #3things #Gratitude
3 things to be thankful for on January 22, 2022 in South Carolina…I am grateful for me time. But even more than that – I am only just really starting to figure out what that means; I am grateful for the candles that I lit today because they made my place feel homey and smelled yummy; I am grateful for the red holiday decorations that still surround me. I like them and simply wanted to enjoy them a little longer and that’s ok. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude
January 21, 2022 – Brrr it’s cold out there! In South Carolina we don’t often get that biting cold wind that takes your breath away when you step outside. I felt it today, boy. Brrrrrr. The moment I felt it was immediately grateful for the warm home I had just stepped out of and the warm car I immediately climbed into. My heart aches for the homeless or for those who cannot afford to properly heat their homes. I will say extra prayers for them tonight; I am grateful for the technology that allows us to have eLearning days with out students; I am grateful for the clear chest x-ray today – so grateful for good health (even when I don’t feel great). Find the joy around you every day…#gratitude #3things #choosejoy
January 20, 2022, 3 things of daily gratitude. Welp – I got the Covid and it knocked me on my behind. I am fully vac’d and got my booster…and then I got hit by the covid train and it was a train wreck, indeed. I taught for a week with it – essential worker and all. I went to bed every day directly after work. Sorry to have abanoned you all for the last 14 days, but I am sure you understand. Old me would have been stressing out about missing my posts, but I much kinder to myself now – largely in part due to focusing on the joy in my life, with gratitude.
I mentally listed my gratitudes but there was no way they were going to get posted – pure survival mode. Snow days are over and I am at my desk at school, all masked up. Here is what I am grateful for today: my health – duh; even though I did not get to go to the beach over the holiday weekend as planned, I am grateful that I had the extra time and snow days to rest and recover; I am grateful for my classroom and the personal connections I make with students. Virtual is hard on everyone, it’s that simple. #choosejoy #gratitude #3things
I also got this exciting new journal published. Well, I think it’s exciting lol. It’s a 5 year gratitude journal. I ordered one for myself and I can’t wait to start using it. Check it out….Have a great day!
Celery and peanut butter; baby bird’s laughter; a glass of wine with a dear friend. Nice and easy. #3things #choosejoy #gratitude #winning
One day, or day one? Man, this hit me today. I am definitely done with “someday”. Moving forward with purpose means now. Today. Always. Sometimes baby steps, and sometimes giant leaps – I am grateful for both; Baby Bird is home and quarantined in her bedroom due to exposure. Even though we can’t hang out, I’m so grateful she is under my roof where I can take care of her and I know she is safe; I am grateful for the surprise FaceTime call from my girls. Caroline giggled when grandma pretended to tickle her over the phone. My students seemed to enjoy the silliness, too. Her joy helped make my day and filled my bucket. #gratitude #choosejoy #3things