February 28, 2022 – I am grateful that today I felt energized after work for, probably, the first time in 2022. I have been sick or just run down all of 2022 so far. So, today was a good day – serene – and the weather was nice enough, too for a long silent walk. Ahhhh; I am grateful today for God knowing who to put in my path and exactly when to do it. Blessed are the angels; I am grateful for the excitement on the faces of former students when they see me unexpectedly out in the world. It’s fun. Thank you for this day.
Daily gratitude-I mis my parents. Weird way to start a gratitude list I suppose, but my mom and my dad are a strong presence today. They weigh heavy on my heart and I want to call them, hug them, and laugh with them. I am so grateful for the love they gave me; I am grateful for the lessons they taught me; I am grateful for the wisdom and strength they bestowed upon me. It has been a good day as I feel the love in my heart for my parents and reflect on everything they gave me, but dang I sure do miss them.
As I wake this morning still a little sick but definitely feeling better, I can’t help but be grateful for my health and the body’s ability to heal; I am grateful for a restful Sunday to have some me time and take care of myself; I am grateful for FaceTime and photos and videos that make me feel closer to my family when we can’t be together. #choosejoy #gratitude #3things
Cool date. Today I am grateful for the body’s power to heal – praying for the heart and soul to follow; I am grateful for frozen meals that allow me to rest; I am grateful for phone calls from my kids and pics of the grands – both fill my heart with joy. #gratitude #choosejoy #3things
I am learning first hand how stress wreaks havoc on your immune system…and it’s been a bummer. I’m grateful for time to heal and rest; I’m grateful that I know this flu will be over soon; I’m grateful for medicine and pain relievers. #3things #gratitude #choosejoy
I am grateful for a good night’s sleep and fresh day to start again; I am grateful coffee is so easy to make and I do not have to milk a cow this morning for my creamer – where would I even find a vanilla cow? I am grateful to have the opportunity to connect with students today and maybe make a difference. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude #onedayata time
So, I have clearly struggled these past few days getting my daily gratitude out. I have thought about many things to write and about many things I am grateful for. However, my current mental state and life events have left me with back-handed, snarky gratitude that I did not think was healthy to put out into the universe….until now. Lol. tongue in cheek – I am grateful that I had the fortitude not to punch that flying monkey of a divorce attorney in the neck when she continued to suggest that I had 3 months in the summer in which I could work 40 hours a week and make a big impact on my salary. The nerve; I am grateful that I am strong, intelligent, and well spoken, particularly when others are condescending, dismissive, and manipulative. It’s how I survived the last 25 years; I am so terribly grateful that I do not have to go to bed tonight with a stoned drunkard passed out next to me, only after telling me I’m dead weight and worthless. #Iamenough. #covertnarcissistshidewell #choosejoy #gratitude #3things
I will do my best to reframe for a brighter post tomorrow and I am grateful to know that the power is within me to do so!
“February has an r after the b!?” Man I love teaching Juniors. They never cease to amaze me. For this I am grateful; I had a meeting of the minds tonight with some amazing folks – so grateful for the experience, strength, and hope of others; I am eternally grateful that my mother taught me that no matter how terrible another human being may seem to be to just kill’em with kindness. I remembered this today. And I did just that – a great big smile, and a great big wave out the open car window. I mean it was a beautiful day. The whole thing was quite perfect, almost like a movie. He waved back and then realized it was me…then pretended he wasn’t waving but fixing his visor. Oh the drama.
It really made me happy, made me feel strong and healthy and good. Thanks Big A.
Today I am grateful for Tylenol for my aching back; I am grateful for readings that inspire and heal me (words are awesome); I am grateful for a good night’s sleep , which I had last night and I am about to get now! #3things #gratitude #choosejoy