More Gratitude

1.  Yoga.  Is there anything more basic than breathing and moving?

2.  Tea.  Warm, delicious, varied.

3.  Time.  Not that I don’t wish I had more of it, but I do have enough to do lots of things that I find fulfilling, interesting, and useful.

4.  Companionship.  Jim is absolutely one of the most compatible people I’ve ever been around, and I’m always happy to see him.  I enjoy our conversations, our silences, and nearly always have a good time in his company.  I feel safe, considered, and loved.

5.  Knitting.  Having a daily opportunity to create something beautiful, warming, and creative is certainly a gift.

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Grateful

For these things I am grateful today:

1.  Emmett.  I was so afraid that parenting would not come naturally to me, but it’s not hard to be a good mama when you have a child who is such a sweet little boy.

2.  Proximity.  Having my parents as neighbors has been so much easier than I feared it might be.  It’s so nice to pop over and see them, have them be part of Emmett’s daily life, and know that they are ok.

3.  Work.  I get to spend 38 hours a week at my dream job, working with the public as well as a group of truly amazing women.

4.  Home.  Jim, Emmett, Franklin, and Luigi, our warm and cozy space, the things I’ve collected over the years.  It’s a nice place to be.

5.  Health.  One of those things that is easy to take for granted until something happens.  Fortunately, I have not been rudely reminded of my mortality this year, but we all certainly know people who have been less fortunate.