Last week I got a little fatigued, a little overwhelmed, and little teary-eyed, and quite a bit forgetful. Probably the first two, led to the second two, which propelled me to self-chastisement. I should nap, but often when I do, I have a hard time getting to sleep at night. I should go to bed earlier; I should be more organized; I should keep a list; I should be more thoughtful; I should have a better sense of time….
Do you ever do that?
So first on my gratitude list is:
♥ I can give myself permission. Sometimes things don’t go as I wish and it’s my fault. It’s okay. Today is another day. Thank you very much.
♥ An active mind and a full plate. I love doing and being and thinking. Sometimes stuff falls off my plate. Yeah. So, next time, not so full, so fast.
♥ Helpful friends. Geri is so enthusiastic about my book. She lifts me up and helps me forge ahead. Thank you Geri. So glad I overbooked my Saturday, so I ended up running into you Sunday. If it hadn’t been for that mistake, I would have missed you. Lucky me.
♥ hummingbirds: Flitting around my flowers, busy, busy, busy. Still, stopping to sip the nectar of Life. Good lesson, feathered friend.
♥ Blue-tooth technology. Thanks to my hands-off Jawbone, I got in a nice visit with my sister, Vickie, on an hour-long drive.
♥ Bridal showers. Naive love’s anticipation, ready to face the world together with a trunk full of kitchen ware and bathroom furnishings. Remembering that excitement fills me with joy. (That’s my team’s winning bridal-dress-made-out-of-toilet paper.)
♥ Public transportation. Oh I love Metra. No traffic. Always on time. Always predictable.
♥ Kinky Boots and Frontera Grill with Love-One . Good food. Good music. Wonderful company. Who could ask for more.
♥ A flute partner. Oh Kris, you push me beyond what I thought I could do. You are so good for me.
♥ Fresh basil. The smell of basil in the garden seems to open my heart and my ears to everything around me. Have you ever responded to a smell or taste like that?
♥ Chicago Writes Conference. I’m going this Thursday through Saturday. Another chapter of my book get critiqued. The conference is chock full of great workshops. I hope I can take Metra.
♥ A chance to sleep in. I’m filled with energy today. Ready to go again. Much more organized and on top of things. Much happier.
♥ Bridal showers. Naive love’s anticipation, ready to face the world together with a trunk full of kitchen ware and bathroom furnishings. Remembering that excitement fills me with joy.
♥ Chip at the top of my arbor. “Hey, Dale, where are you?” I saw this rascal from my dining room window yesterday morning. Silliness is the funnest thing on earth. Dontcha think?
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