Gratitude Friday

This post started as a mashup of The Little Bliss List and Joy Jam, and as such is meant to celebrate: the little things that brought me hope and happiness this week, the sweet stuff of life, those small gifts that brought me joy this week. By sharing them, I not only make public my gratitude, but maybe also help you notice your own good stuff and send some positive energy out into the world.

1. Books. I just finished The One and Only Ivan and A Kiss Before You Go. I am still reading Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change, Help Thanks Wow, and Radical Acceptance, and plan to start The Wishing Year later today. And, I just bought Crazy Sexy Diet and preordered Natalie Goldberg’s new book, The True Secret of Writing. I love reading.

2. 27 Days: Writing Prompts to Grow Your Powers!. I don’t really have time to do this right now, but I miss Laurie, miss being in a class with her, miss her constant and vibrant voice and support, and a few other friends signed up, so even though I might be collecting these and doing them on a much slower schedule, I’m in. love Laurie and writing.

3. New GirlThis show makes me laugh, and if you can make me laugh, I love you instantly and madly. I love Zooey Deschanel.

How could anyone resist her?

4. Signs of Spring. It was sunny and so warm yesterday, and tomorrow it’s supposed to snow at least six inches. I love spring in Colorado.

5. The Red Table, and the sweetest friend to sit there Yay Turkey and Chloe’.

Bonus Joy: Another week with Dexter. Even at almost ten years old, with cancer and a knee injury, he’s still living a good life and happy to be here. I love Dexter.


4 thoughts on “Gratitude Friday

  1. Kimberley McGill

    I did it. I signed up for 27 days. I couldn’t resist after reading your open letter to Laurie. And it will be good for me. And i don’t have time, but really I do. I’m rambling, I have a creepy head-cold I’m trying to be nice to.

    Dexter’s sweet eyes just made my cold better. give him a kiss for me.

      1. Kimberley

        You’ve taken classes with Laurie too!!! This is my first, and I’ve also signed up for Telling True Stories for the summer. It will be great to share with one another!

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      I’m so glad we are all doing it! I adore Laurie. Feel better, Kimberley (and Dex says thanks for the kiss). And yes, Susie, let’s share.


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