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

Early morning 3 things – December 4, 2021

Last night I was distracted from my posting of 3 things but what’s funny is I was racking up the gratitude all day. Not that it was a particularly great day from an outside viewpoint, but I was able to really focus on the good things and not the little annoyances (both people and events) that permeated the day. I am grateful for the massage therapist that brings me relief from my physical pain; I am grateful on any day I get to speak with all 3 of my children and know they are doing well; but on this early morning post I am most most most grateful that I know that my light is very, very bright and that it’s just not for everyone…and that’s okay. I will shine on, my friends, I WILL SHINE ON! I will never allow another soul to ever dim it again. Ever. Seriously- it’s quite bright. Have a wonderful weekend – get some fresh air! #choosejoy #gratitude #3things

December 2, 2021 – 3 things of daily gratitude

I am grateful for the success I have had so far in my publishing venture – still so much to learn; I am grateful for the yummy bbq I had for dinner tonight but especially grateful for my company; I am grateful for the countdown app on my phone – very grateful – 63 more days. #choosejoy #gratitude #3things

December 1, 2021 – Today’s 3 things of Gratitude

I am grateful for the annual leave days that I am able to use however I see fit. I saw fit today; I am grateful for the love and compassion of those who I now surround myself with – I encourage you all to eliminate toxic people from your lives. Time is too precious; I am grateful for teachers of all kinds who have helped me on my journey through life. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude