30 Days of Gratitude

Day 13 I am grateful for the household repairs that seem to be on rotation. The occasional drip during a heavy rain. Then the air conditioning dies on the hottest day of the summer. Then the lighter feature on the gas stove goes out. Then… We all know how it goes. It is always something. …

30 Days of Gratitude

Day 10 I’m grateful for my GPS. I literally have the WORST direction sense. I think I was born without one. 🤔 If you’re ever with me and we are walking around exploring somewhere and you’re deciding who to follow. Do NOT choose me! Remember fold up paper maps? Then Mapquest that we would print …

30 Days of Gratitude

Day 8 I’m grateful for positive moods in others. Happiness is a choice for sure. Some days (unless you’re a cyborg) are just stinky piles of funk. I’m grateful that I have people in my life that help me bust out of funks rather than swimming around in them with me. I know people that …

30 Days of Gratitude

Day 7 I’m grateful for Sunday Funday. It’s not what you think… My family has always been close and gotten together frequently. When my Dad got sick we decided we better get together more often. So that we could surround he and my Mom with laughter and love as we all fought this battle together… …

30 Days of Gratitude

Day 5 I’m grateful for my Charley girl. She’s by a mile the most challenging, high maintenance dog that I’ve ever had. She’s had just about every ailment possible in her 3.5 years with us. The vet knows us REALLY well. She’s a terrible walker. She’s got a bit of an attachment disorder and can …

30 Days of Gratitude

Day 4 I’m grateful for this beautiful fall we have been having! I recognize that not everyone lives where I live, but the leaves are spectacular reds and oranges and have lasted so much longer than in other years. I’ve tried to take pictures, but they do no justice. The world appears as if it’s …

30 Days of Gratitude

In previous years I started taking the month of November to focus on things I am grateful for. I started 8 years ago, which is also the same timing that we received the news that my Dad was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer. I didn't start doing this to be trendy or preachy, though …