Monday, February 28, 2011
Day 16,581 Gratitude
Today I am so grateful ...
For my Moop Bag that was delivered today. Love, love, love. I have been on a quest for the perfect messenger bag for travels near and far. This is it. The personal message on the perfect wrapped package was a sweet touch. I heart handmade!
Art supply porn courtesy of Teesha Moore. I suggest that you sit down.
The someone in our neighborhood who adopted a blood hound puppy to walk by my house everyday. Words cannot describe the off-the-charts cuteness. Makes me grin everytime it passes by. I'm hoping to get outside in time to hug it without making a scene.
A spring thunderstorm well before dawn. I woke up at 3:30 a.m. because of the wind and, realizing I wouldn't fall back asleep, got up at 4:00 a.m. It was 68 degrees. I opened a living room window, made a cup of tea and set about journaling. The wind-whipped breeze was intoxicating and, for a moment, I swear I could smell the sea. The lightning started around 5:00 a.m. and 30 minutes later we were in the middle of a severe storm. Thankfully, not so severe that there was any sort of damage ... more the thrilling kind meant to shake the trees awake. For March to come in like a lion, sometimes February has to go out like one, too.
Last, but certainly not least, getting my gratitude posts back on track. [sigh] I can't explain how powerful this practice has become for me. I figured it would be fun this year to have a way and place to keep track of what I appreciate each day ... and it has been. But something big shifts for the better when I move through each day looking for thankful-ish things to note here. When I don't do it, I feel out-of-sorts. I start to take things for granted again. Molehills go back to being mountains. Showing up here, in this way, has a way of putting things back into perspective. I'm fond of perspective. Thank YOU for sharing it with me!
Now ... tell me what you're grateful for today!
Posted by Jakk at 5:01 PM