Because there are documented benefits to a regular practice of gratitude and thanksgiving, I pause once a week and give thanks for all of the wonderful things in my life. There are really too many to list, but I try to take Tuesdays and make them my highlight reel.
This week the following are making the list:
- Good times with good people. We had a bonfire at the house Friday night, and there were three other couples with us. We sat around the fire, we laughed in the house, we drank good drinks and ate good food, and stayed up way too late. Sweet Husband’s firepit worked beautiful but he and the civil engineer have ideas about how to improve it and include the fountain.
- Gorgeous fog. I had no idea what I was going to photograph for the 10 on 10 photography project that happens once a month, but the fog allowed for an incredible set of photos.
- 10 on 10. We are shortly coming up on the anniversary of 10 on 10. I’ve been so excited to be able to share this journey with a fabulous group of bloggers. I love getting a continued glimpse into the lives of these women from all of the world.
- Sweet Husband. He really is the sweetest. I came home from work Monday night to see him fixing dinner after he’d been to the pool. And then he said to me, Baby if you really want a fitbit, I’ll get it for you. We’ve been having a disagreement about getting me a fitbit since early December, with him adamant that I don’t need one. There’s been some good-natured ribbing about his refusal on our facebook pages, and last night he told me that he absolutely wasn’t getting me one. Tonight he was so very sweet. I am reminded that I have to be careful about what I tell him I want. He’ll get it for me. He’s also trying lots of new things. I’m so proud of him for going out on a limb.
- Cobbler doggie. This weekend she went with me on my 4.5 mile walk around the neighborhood, and I was reminded that she’s not a puppy or a young dog anymore. She struggled to keep up with me but she didn’t complain. My girl will be 9 this year, and I’ve had her since she was 6 weeks old. She has traveled with me across this country, moved from place to place with me, waited patiently for me to come home. I don’t know what I will do without her.
- Supportive friends. Getting healthy isn’t the easiest thing in the world. There are lots of people are encouraging me and helping me toe the line.
It’s been a great week here! I hope that you have been blessed this past week. Let me hear about your joys!