February 10, 2022 3 things…

“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.

#choosejoy #3things #gratitude

Tuesday and No Tacos

February 8, 2022 – I have no idea what that title is about.🤷‍♀️ Today’s 3 things? Well, I am grateful that I had some energy after school today for the first time in weeks; I am grateful for time to myself; I am grateful that I can think and make choices for myself without criticism – oh what a feeling. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude

2-2-22 3 things

The day before it all goes down. The next 2 days I will be in a court room with my husband to cut the final threads of a 30 year trauma bond. It’s been almost a 2.5 year brutal journey. Tonight I am grateful that I spent the last 3 years learning how to turn my will over to my higher power because I truly am powerless over an alcoholic/addict. I thought I had learned that a long time ago, but I guess I forgot. Tonight I will rest well; I am grateful for the amazing people who surround me as I continue recovering from emotional and mental abuse. Tonight I will sleep well; but I am most grateful today that by dear friend, Bon Bon, did not suffer terribly through her recent bone biopsy. Tonight I will sleep well. Please pray for full remission for my dear friend. #choosejoy #gratitude #3things #moveforwardwithpurpose #justbringthetruth #iamenough

In His hands.

February 1, 2022

Today’s 3 things: I am grateful for the people in my life who remind me of my value and my strength when I forget; I am grateful that I am learning how to let go of things I cannot control; I am grateful to be so lucky to have two darling little angels that call me Mammaw. I spent the weekend with them and they definitely filled my love bucket. The giggles- oh the giggles. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude

The pitter patter ❤️

3 things on Friday January 28, 2022

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

Does it make you want to yawn?

December 28, 2021 3 things

My prayer for all “my you never be judged by your accomplishments or income, but by the kindness in your heart.” Today is the only December 28, 2021 you will ever get – how did it go? Did you find a moment of joy? What if you looked again? Tried again to see it? Today I am grateful for the joy I found at the end of a very long, difficult meeting. I made it through; today I am grateful for the wisdom, faith, and hope of those who came before me and their willingness to share their experience with me. I am stronger; today I am grateful for the clarity that is provided by the universe if you only learn how to listen and trust. I am learning. #38moredays #choosejoy #3things #gratitude

Tonight’s 3 things, Dec 17 2021…it’s almost over

I try to find joy. I really work hard at it some days – and some days it just comes. Some days I have really search and work to reframe – some days it smacks me in the face. And the really fun days are when it does both – moment to moment. Today I am grateful for every moment. I’m learning in each one and that’s what I truly strive for; I am grateful for time to myself to reflect and appreciate every moment; I am grateful for the support of my tribe…it’s a loving, validating, accepting tribe. #3things #gratitude #choosejoy

3 things on this 16th day of December 2021

Today I am grateful for time to myself for some self care and look forward to my massage tomorrow; I am grateful for my journey but I am ready for a new path…and as I tire I appreciate the rest; I am grateful for Charlotte and her mama to be healthy safe at home. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude

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