1. Morning walks. On one this week the sky really lit up, and on another we walked through the snow by the river.
2. Good food. I’ve been avoiding campus or campus events and even most campus people cause it feels too soon, too tender, but this week I took myself to lunch at one of my old favorite work lunch spots right across the street from CSU.
3. Good content. I finished Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives and Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, both really helpful. I also finished watching Gentefied on Netflix, which was really good too, (although just dramatic enough I could only watch one episode a day).
4. Good friends. People I can trust, who make me laugh.
5. My tiny family. My favorites. Eric is such a good husband, offers me so much support and loves me so much, and I love that Ringo gets I’m also his person now that I’m home more often, and even though Sam triggered my anxiety last night waking up choke coughing, he eased it later when he got in bed and spooned with me.
Bonus joy: aqua aerobics, sitting in the sauna, yoga, meditation, this mantra, taco bean salad, fresh lemonade, tulips, bird song in the morning, a good therapist, Girl Scout Thin Mints, canceled plans, reading in bed at night while Eric and the dogs sleep, TV shows that are easy to watch (like HGTV’s House Hunters), coupons, grocery shopping, my new pen, clean soft pajamas, cooking with Eric, sunshine.
Your posts have always brought me delight, but now, in the midst of the fear/hysteria about the ‘virus,’ they are especially welcome touchstones of normalcy and gratitude. Please know that you have a web, literally and figuratively, appreciating your posts. More than ever we need each other and our offerings–yours in this case 😉
Thank you so much for leaving this comment. You have no idea how much I needed to hear it, especially today. Sending you so much love. ❤