October was a transitioning month. I ran my first marathon (something I truly never, ever thought I would be capable of), the weather went from balmy summer to deep winter in the span of about 10 days, and I started my Attitude of Gratitude. My thanks again to Ruth of Writing Ruth for inspiring me with her own Project Gratitude.
Most days I write down five things I am grateful for, big or small, subtle or apparent. I archive and post the list monthly. This is October 2012.
extra sleep — staying home for a rainy day — support from afar — being healthy, even if I don’t feel healthy right now — flexibility in daycare pick up times.
feeling content — a baby’s squeal of joy while learning to walk — sunshine — reminders to take ‘La Pause’ — good posture.
a husband who does it all — my physiotherapist — the right things, at the right time, in the right way — another blogger’s gratitude — sharing chocolates.
a lazy morning even though I later rushed to make up for it; doing less meant I got to do more — calmer children — leftovers for lunch — quick recovery from last night’s workout — blogger comments.
I guess I have to say it: blogging with Le Clown — Friday — taking a day off running to recover from this cold — letting go — remembering to make space for others’ needs.
being appreciated — sunshine! — a hot beverage — ease in the present moment — a willing and organized family.
a run without rain — a friend to run with — yoga — the strange quiet within — hugs from afar.
seeing the Pickle run her heart out — comfort at home — seeing old friends — a swim — a reminder and an example to follow.
sleeping in right to my alarm — not having to make lunches – a day without appointments — the leaves outside my window — a list to remind me to be grateful.
a day at home — making it through Bootcamp — less traffic — creating simplicity — the strength of a group.
the good day and great attitude both the kids had — exercise — rest — time with someone I love — a blogger’s clown-y interest.
being Freshly Pressed… again! — Friday — coffee, even de-caf — my love — making lunches the night before.
the motivation to run in the pouring, pouring rain — the man who drove by me, honked and gave me the thumbs up as I ran in the pouring, pouring rain — hot water — dinner out so I don’t have to cook — a movie with my sweet.
a trail run of humility — the calm after yoga — having extended family that live in the same city — grocery shopping at dinner time when the store is almost deserted — sleep.
choosing to commit to myself, over and over and over until I got into the pool this morning — getting in to work later — emailing with virtual friends who have such big hearts — left-overs for lunches from a dinner I didn’t make — how Project Gratitude led me to my Attitude of Gratitude, which has spilled over to other bloggers: Kozo’s Everyday Thanksgiving and GiRRL_Earth’s G is for Gratitude baby.
better sleep, despite still feeling exhausted waking up — no early morning workout — cute kids — My husband making kids’ lunches — the thought of hot chocolate.
my warm pea-coat — my cute umbrella from Beijing — making it through Bootcamp — my husband doing Halloween — feeling better today.