Sunday, Sunday – 3 things

March 6, 2022. Tomorrow would be my daddy’s birthday. Well, I guess it still is, but when your lives one isn’t here it just seems like it “used to be” their birthday. Anyway – I am grateful for the time I had with him and that he could type. Typing sent him to the Pentagon and NOT to Vietnam. He met my mom at the Pentagon – cool; I am grateful for the weekend I just had with my grands but even more grateful that we aren’t all huddled underground somewhere wondering if the rest of family was alive or dead, wondering if I’ll ever see my home again. I pray for the people of Ukraine and all they have lost and all that lies ahead of them; I am grateful I am free and I’m sorry, I don’t care how much my gas costs. I have a car, I have a job, I have a healthy family and a home that will not be bombed tonight. I am warm and safe. Yes, the cost of gas will make it harder on the budget, and so does the rising cost of food. But I have choices – and for that I am extraordinarily grateful. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude

Monday, Monday 3 things

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.

#choosejoy #3things #gratitude

Sunday Night Blues

February 27, 2022

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.

#choosejoy #3things #gratitude

Sunday Morning Gratitide

February 27, 2022

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

Tuesday – YowsA 2-22-22

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

Early morning gratitude

February 16, 2022


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