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Gratitude Monday: A moment of Ahhhh…

Today I have moments of silence; moments between moments; moments to contemplate.  Thank you thank you thank you. Ahhh…..

So, with one deep breath of gratitude, here is my list, big things and little, in no particular order.

Another Way Home by Ronne Hatfield, and actually meeting the author. Words we all know, put in an order to make emotions come to life in beauty. I find myself slowing my pace, so as not to finish being with Ronne’s memoir. Thank you Ronne.  I wish I didn’t have to wait to sit with you and discuss your book. Thank you!

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I wonder why Mr. R looks taller. is he sitting on his leg?

 Twins turning nine. Mr. R&R. Really? Nine years ago, your mother and I wheeled Miss K and Mr. B (17 this month) around in a double wide stroller.  Testing it to see if we could navigate store aisles and doors. Hooking a platform on back for Miss K, so all five of you could go for walks, into and out of stores, to church and back.  Nine years of learning your personalities, your senses of humors and that Mr. R has a whorl that goes clockwise, and Mr. R has a whorl that goes counter-clockwise. (See what I did there? You still don’t know which is who.) Thank you!

 Yoga. Yes, again this week. Today, I felt like dashing out. How many sun salutations until I’m bored with doing sun salutations.  Then I remembered to be here, be mindful, be blessed.  Ahh… I left my practice feeling buoyant and tall and still and ready. Thank you!

 Metal screw-tight hose clamps and memories of a father gone. Thanks to Dad D, and his box of clamps, found, dusted off, and put to use, my pond filter no longer leaks.  Now that was easy. Thank you!

 No chip nail polish. I know I need to remove it, but it’s still not chipped, just a quarter-inch of nail grown out from the bottom. Like a silly reverse-french manicure.

 Bitmoji texting with my sister, Bonita. Yes, Michigan lost to Michigan State. Boo-hoo. Yes, the Cubs lost to the Mets. Boo-hoo-hoo. Still, we had fun commiserating with tiny emojis of ourselves.

SQUIRREL IN TREE  More warm weather and long walks. Yes! a Breezy 75°F. Thank you!

 Getting back to an exercise routine. Thank you!

 Old men with senses of humor.  I can’t tell you why, but yes, even that makes me thankful.

 Hallmark Stores that widen my horizons. CoCo dragged me there. Wow! When did they get so many new and affordable things?  I’ll be back. Thank you CoCo.  Somebody’s gotta love to shop.

What’s on your list this week?  Please share.

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6 Comments

    • Adela Adela

      Thanks Laurel. I’m surprised what nice photos I can get with just an iPhone. Not even the latest. Back when I had my first Brownie camera, who would have guessed?

  1. I enjoyed your list and your writing. We need to remember the little things that really matter the most. Thanks for the reminder.

    • Adela Adela

      Thanks Elaine. Right back attcha. Your posts are so wise and make me laugh, too.

  2. Isn’t it funny about fall and how exercise routines are that much easier to be consistent with; me too. Love your list and the trials you did prepping for the twins; the squirrel looks to have an evil eye on you.
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    • Adela Adela

      Oh my, your comment is my first laugh-out-loud moment of the morning. Love your, 10 ultimate What Not to Wear post.

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