grateful. new beginnings. new courses. new inspirations. new friends. new adventures.
grateful. practice. routine. familiar places. comfort. old friends. knowledge. tenderness.
grateful. family dinners for 17. even if the tenderloin was overcooked. the company was great!
grateful. frigid temperatures that make me appreciate a functioning furnace and water pipes.
grateful. steaming mugs of hot green tea, some forgotten – some consumed, throughout my days.
grateful. dogs who perpetually put a smile on my face, and often earn an outright laugh.
grateful. crate & barrel delivers. no heavy dishware had to be carried through the mall or lot!
grateful. laundry service for linens. pressed pillowcases? yes, please!
grateful. she made it back to scotland. eventually her bag arrived, too.
grateful. the password recovery process. painful, but happy for it’s availability.
grateful. the ability to send care packages anywhere with amazon (.com and .ca and .co.uk)
grateful. constructive creative writing critique that encourages more writing.
grateful. children discovering and liking who they have become. no settling allowed.
grateful. for a brother-in-law who loves by example. my kids chance to know a good husband.
grateful. successful (and not break-the-bank) last minute plans made for part of the spring break.
grateful. for the kindness of strangers who took care of my fainting girl on the subway.
grateful. for the kindness of strangers who took care of my (same) falling girl needing stitches.
grateful. for the means to explore my endless curiosity and need to learn.
grateful. apartment found, paperwork completed, lease signed and decor plans underway.
grateful. unexpected invitation to join friends for dinner at the oakville club. fun!
grateful. for kids who follow their dreams, ambitions, hearts and desires. permission granted!
grateful. for a girls’ night where we all act silly – and smartly cab it home! love these women.
grateful. for the story that is forming in my head and coming out through my fingers. so good!
grateful. dad & daughters lunches. questions asked and answered; plans being made.
grateful. surgery scheduled (june 20), it’s full speed ahead to fix my “witch” finger.
grateful. innovative ideas and friends who make new and interesting events available.
grateful. cabs that can take my kid to and from mid-day appointments so i can attend courses.
grateful. efresh meals that are tasty and cost effective. i’ll be ordering more.
grateful. amex fraud department who immediately reversed all of the crazy charges.
grateful. regular connection via social media: snapchat, instagram, facebook and more.
Normally the last day of the month I publish my “A Look Back” which was a long, in-depth, chatty look at the month that had just passed. Life is changing. Going forward I thought I’d have a try at ending my month with a post that combined my personal super-power (lemons to lemonade or looking at the bright side or shit into sunshine – pick your preference) with my intense gratitude for my life and everything in it.
What about you? For what are you the most grateful this January?