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Gratitude Monday: Re-grounding, Re-balancing

IMG_0039I worked all weekend, so I sorta feel like today should be my day off.  It’s not. Wha-wha!  I’m so happy to have a fresh start with a new contract.  Yay!

Why did I upgrade to the new OS this weekend?  When did Apple get so bad about releasing buggy upgrades?  My mail no longer worked. Wha-Wha!  I tried to troubleshoot it on my own.  I did an internet search. Yup, it’s not just me. Several sites had work-arounds. They didn’t work. Apple acknowledged the importance of  fixing the problem and promised to put their resources behind a fix.

Drat it all.

Cold weather and wind blew, reminding me that winter will be here sooner than I’d like.

Mom called and said she changed her plans and decided to stay home, rather than visit this weekend.

I gave CeCe a call, just to talk.  Okay, because I worried a bit. Just a bit of intuition.  I interrupted her dinner. She got testy; not the first time in recent weeks.

I shut down and went to bed.

 Too much time sitting on my sit-bones.  Wha-Wha! So where’s the gratitude? Everywhere.  If I  stop and look.

CeCe joined me for a walk and yoga this morning. I know something is bugging her, but she’s not ready to share. She apologized for being huffy.  We’re good.

Lots of people at the gym waved and said hello.  How wonderful that I’m getting to know so many people.

 My email miraculously healed itself.  Everything is back on track.

Loved-one reviewed the contract I created through the help of on-line templates. He pointed out some really good things I neglected to include. I’m so lucky to have such a good friend.  His practicality and thoughtfulness is the best grounding gift that I could never think to ask for, in a million years.

The ability to work from home. I visited the new client last week.  I forgot how much of a time-sink commuting can be.  Although I did get a chance to listen to a lot of radio.

NPR. My goodness, I learn so much from public radio.

Yoga. I love what it does for my mind, body, and spirit.  I leave feeling taller and braver.

Three grandchildren going to Homecoming Dance.  One in a kilt, one in a purple tie, one like a princess with her own style.  I am blessed to have such lovely young adults in my life.

Coffee with cream in the morning. Need I say more?

Mom said she would come for my birthday. The birthday that happened seven months ago. I had  short phone conversation with my Sister D. She asked how the business of my novel is going and invited me on a trip to visit our family’s original homestead. How lucky I am, that we can connect like that.


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What’s on your gratitude list this week? Please stop by Alphabet Salad and join Laurel’s link up.  She’s got some great lists going.


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  1. Sometimes you just have to look for it. I had a lot of things go wrong this week, but on Sunday I had a video chat with my son in college 700 miles away. I heard his voice and saw his smile and I am so grateful!
    Karen @BakingInATornado recently posted..University of MomMy Profile

    • Adela Adela

      you are so right, Karen. Sometimes we just have to stop, pause, and see the abundance we have.

  2. I love how the good stuff is there even in the midst of frustrations – we just have to decide to look for it. Thank you for illustrating this by example!
    Laurel Regan recently posted..Tangled Tuesday No. 62My Profile

    • Adela Adela

      I really wish I had enough discipline to do this every single day, Laurel.

  3. I am glad to read you post, despite so many happenings, you were able to look at the bright side and make a gratitude list, thank you for inspiring !

    • Adela Adela

      You are so kind, Angela. Thanks for inspiring ME to write more.

  4. Lux Lux

    There’s always a reason to be thankful for. 🙂

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