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Gratitude Friday


image by Eric

1. Christmas cards. I’m not so good about sending them, but I sure like getting them.

2. Pine Ridge Holiday Project. I am only now remembering that I forgot to blog about this so you could take part too, if you wanted to — although, my guess is that if you email Julie, she might have some last minute people she needs to get gifts for that she’d love you to help with. I was able to get the same kids for the third year in a row, and this year I got their Grandma too. I love having enough that I can share.

3. Clearing stuff out, being able to let go — which is good, because there’s a lot that needs to go.

4. Warmer temperatures. Especially because that means I get to go on the walk in the morning (it’s a whopping 16 degrees today!). When it’s below 10, Eric takes Sam so they can run and stay warmer, which means I haven’t gone on the morning walk all week.

5. Intuitive Eating group. We had our last call this week, but there’s a longing to continue working together, supporting each other, and I am so grateful for that, for those women.

hiking yesterday with Dad, looking for deer

hiking yesterday with Dad, looking for deer

Bonus Joy: Sam, how he barks at stuff when I’m the only one home, and how when I come out to see what it is, if I say “shhh,” he stops barking. We are two different species who don’t speak the same language so the fact that we can communicate so effectively seems like some kind of magic.

Gratitude Friday

poudreblackriversnow1. Snow. I could do without the negative degree temperatures and ice, but snow on the ground and blue sky above is one of Colorado’s best features.

2. Snow tires and snow plows, boots and hats and gloves, Wool and Down and Gortex — all the things that make it possible to get out and around in said snow.

3. Reverb13. Such a good practice, reflecting on the year that is passing, honoring & letting it go and then contemplating where I might be headed, looking forward to the new year on its way and considering what I want.

4. Space heaters. When you want that little jolt of warm right where you are without having to heat the entire space.

5. Whoever it is that decorates the two Blue Spruce trees on the Poudre Trail at Lee Martinez Park every year.

poudrechristmastreesBonus Joy: it’s a three way tie this week between my Intuitive Eating book group, Nia (a movement, dance class I finally tried and am loving), and Sam sleeping under my desk this morning while I wrote.

Gratitude Friday

1. Getting everything that needed done for the weekend finished by 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

2. Breakfast for dinner while watching new episodes of HGTV’s International House Hunters on Hulu.

3. Walking at City Park with Eric and Sam.

4. The community in my Intuitive Eating book group, the bravery of those women, their sense of humor and compassion, Rachel‘s gentle guidance. It’s so good to have their support, to know I’m not in this alone.

5. A wise and kind animal card reading from the wise and kind Rachael Maddox, full of deep insights and things worth contemplating.


Bonus Joy: Sam. He’s trying so hard to be a good boy, to be brave without Dexter, but it’s been hard on him. He’s more afraid, more nervous than he used to be — the other night he was making me so sad, sticking right next to me like a velcro dog, afraid of the vegetable steamer and the noises it was making. A few days before that, it was the washing machine. Hang in there Dude, you won’t be the only boy forever.