Instead of concentrating on what I don’t have (you know that stress relief and physically beneficial hard workout), I need to shift my attitude to being grateful. Grateful for…
Good health: While I can’t do a lot of exercise, I’m healthy and that’s a big deal.
A plethora of work: When I started my own business 16+ years ago the work was slow in coming. I now have more than I know what to do with some days.
A loving family: Conversations with my oldest on college visits. Taking my middlest out on her first real drives after she got her permit. Laughing over silliness with my youngest. Wine & conversation with my husband while I cook dinner.
But those are big picture things. Good things to be sure, but let’s look harder. What am I grateful for TODAY?
Bright sunshine (it’s been a gloomy winter)
A great book to read
Birthday money that I’m savoring and spending on treats as I find them. This week that meant a new pair of LuLaRoe leggings and the piano sheet music for La La Land.
A new book of Catholic devotions… Something I’ve never done before but have made a nightly habit since January 1 and I think it’s really making a positive impact.
Happy Friday Internet. Here’s hoping for more positive than negative. More love than hate. Greater empathy and a good glass of wine.