I first came across this idea as Project Gratitude through a fellow blogger, Writing Ruth. I had looked for a way to cherish and acknowledge some things in each day that I appreciate. So much of what I feel in a day rushes through me and I am often left overwhelmed. This list is my daily reminder of what those little aspects are, and how each day has worth. I am thankful for what I have and where I am, but it’s easy to be complacent or to feel ‘not good enough.’ By being more focused on the little bits that make up my bigger picture, I hope to share more peace with my day. I will archive my daily reminders and post them at month’s end.
1. a Labour day at home — going out for another group trail run — assessing where I am, not where I would wish/hope to be — my son’s help with snipping and raking up garden brush — clean sheets — going to bed early.
2. green lights in traffic — my daughter’s care and consideration when making a burial plot for our departed hamster — that kids soccer starts this week — remembering to do what I’d forgotten to do (in a timely way).
3. first soccer practice for my son — sunshine — white wine.
4. my son for watering the garden — fresh tomatoes from the garden — yummy greens and kale salad — decadent coffee.
6. my mom coming to visit — that she is so self sufficient — that traffic was light on my drive out to the airport — taking the day off from running.
7. managing to make it through another long(er) run — feeling good after my run — ice bath for my foot — chocolate/pumpkin seed bark.
8. burgers — that the restaurant texted us when our table was ready — a burger place that has fresh salad and delicious burgers — finally buying a new broom.
9. my mom taking care of the kids this week.
10. my mom cleaning up after me (and the rest of my family) — getting to the gym — that we managed to make it to the beach — that my son and mom went for a swim — that we did manage to get home and get to soccer practice.
11. finishing a good book (The signature of all things)
12. starting a new book — having a meal together — seeing that little things are important.
13. helping out with the aid station at the race — enjoying the sunshine — dressing up — going out for a quick bite with my Sweet — easy parking for the music festival.
14. taking care of my foot instead of running — learning that I am not the only injured runner in the world — that pain means something — drinking extra coffee — taking a nap.
15. that summer is still hanging around — reading other bloggers (you guys are good!) –