I told myself I could skip this month’s post because everything is so chaotic and upside-down right now as we are moving (this very day, in fact.) But I found that I just didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to recount just a few of the things I’ve had to be grateful for recently.
Please feel free to link up with your own gratitude post or just share even one thing you’re grateful for in the comments. I’m so grateful for each of you who come here and read my posts and share a bit of your time with me. Truly.
I AM GRATEFUL FOR…
1. Breathing through my nose! I’ve had three rounds of flu and head-cold in the past month and I’m reminded once again of how much I appreciate being able to breathe peacefully through my nose.
2. Tomorrow. Every one of them. I never tire of the promise of a new day. I depend on it, in fact.
3. Babies!!!!! My new niece was born a week ago and I’m sooooooooo happy to know her. (I just have to get over this cold completely so that I can hold her again.)
4. Our new house. It’s a gift to have found a place that we can move right in to and have enough room to do everything we need to do. I have space for my art/crafts and space for my writing and studying.
5. Pressure. Partly in light of the new house and all that space, I have no choice but to rise to the occasion and do the things I’ve been promising myself I’d do. I have to put myself out in the world more because I’m a bit out on a limb. No room for timidity or modesty. I have to make money and I really feel like this extra pressure is helping me to stay on task and take some chances. I’m swinging widely between feeling grounded and confident and feeling completely insecure and useless, but since I don’t have the luxury of indulging the fear, I’m not as much. Interesting.
*Bonus Gratitude for the Internet that finally got connected in the new house!
**Super Extra Bonus Gratitude for the impending 3rd annual Hate-Loss Challenge with Ellen, coming in January. I encourage everyone who can, to participate. It is a magical, supportive and rocking good time. All while learning (or remembering) to love ourselves more.