"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." Brother David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

And a Few More

Today I am grateful for silence, enjoyed and embraced. I am also grateful for the changing light outdoors when there is snow on the ground.

With lists of various kinds at work and at home, it's a good idea to make sure one of them is a gratitude list, so here are a few more to add to what I started yesterday:

*printers that are working and accessible
*cake with light, airy frosting
*prayers-those prayed individually and collectively
*my husband Darcy's sense of humor (especially when it comes to my "occasional" moodiness)
*comfortable shoes and those who made them
*pants that fit (even this time of the year)
*the comfort level I have with many of my colleagues
*problems that have easy solutions, just requiring some literal or figurative legwork
*a variety of earrings to wear-many made by my sister Danita, I think of her when I wear them
*a conversation to remind me of the importance of sobriety and recovery
*those who clean our school halls, rooms, and offices
*those who provide music at our school masses
*the value of support groups, both for those coming for the first time and those who come for years

Have a good day! If you keep adding to your to-do list, please keep adding to your gratitude list too.

2 comments:

  1. I add hot cocoa in 60 seconds from my Keurig . It's heaven. Silly dogs, all snugly.
    Heat when it is cold outside. Christmas spirit. Colorado Christmas. My Banjo.

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    1. Thanks for chiming in Danita. Wish we could sit and sip some hot cocoa together and listen to your newest banjo numbers. Miss you!

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