The Journey Begins…

Thank you for following my Gratitude Journal. I hope you are reminded of all the things you are grateful for…

Dear Gratitude Journal :

This holiday week is all about being thankful, which is slightly different from gratitude, in that thankfulness is generally directed toward a person or event. So I’m thankful that I have some paid vacation. Most of my life I have not had those benefits and often needed to work on holidays, so a few days off without worrying about a monthly shortfall is a real luxury. I’m thankful for my team. And, I’m grateful (and thankful) for bartenders. Isn’t everyone ?

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

This has been a very long week I’m grateful that I’m finally at a place in my career where I can confidently say no. No, I’m not going to do it for you. No, I’m not going to cover for you. No, I’m not going to work weekends for you. No is a sign of self respect and a healthy ego. I’m grateful for it…And, I’m grateful for carbs.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

This has been a very long week I’m grateful that I’m finally at a place in my career where I can confidently say no. No, I’m not going to do it for you. No, I’m not going to cover for you. No, I’m not going to work weekends for you. No is a sign of self respect and a healthy ego. I’m grateful for it…And, I’m grateful for carbs.

The end

Dear Gratitude Journal :

Every living creature is grateful for the rain and the end of triple digit temps. I can feel the relief in the trees and plants and me. I’m grateful we are approaching solstice. With so many planets in retrograde, nit seems the energy of reappraisal is very strong. And, I’m grateful for bartenders. The second oldest profession.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m feeling pretty good today; I’m grateful just for that. I’m grateful I decided suck it up and double-down on my handy-woman skills. I own lots of tools, know how to read, and can watch and follow a video. Being a good student does have advantages. Finally, I’m grateful to work from home. It’s not a perfect situation, but neither was being on site. I’m more productive and my life is better balanced. Maybe that’s why I’m having such a good day.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

Even though I’m goal driven, I’m grateful that I’m not a competitive person. People who always need to win have a hole in their aura that is impossible to fill, and they ruin the fun of the game for others. I’m grateful for chocolate chip cookies, especially if they’re homemade and not too sweet. And, I’m grateful for all the time I spent teaching. It taught me to facilitate discussion, and shut down hecklers and assorted other blowhards. Life skills.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for the burger I had for lunch. Not the usual faire, but definitely worth the 800 calories. I’m grateful I am one of the best stretchers in yoga class. Namaste. And, even though it happens, I’m grateful I wasn’t blowing farts during yoga like the woman behind me. That’ll teach you to drink a “nutrition” shake for lunch.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for another Monday. Another week, another chance to make a difference, get it right. I’m very, very grateful for AC. I didn’t have it as a kid – we had to deal with fans, and sweating at night – but when I walk into my home from 103 degrees outside that blast makes life worth living again. And, I’m grateful that I work from home – never going back to an office full time – never.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’ve spent the last several months moving – and all the work that entails – and I’m very grateful that I’m through the worst of it now. Still a cross between camping and an AirBnB, but it’s feeling like the amazing home I wanted. I’m grateful for icemakers. When you don’t have one, you miss it. And, I’m grateful I can buy bags of ice because a tray isn’t gonna do it.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I spent a lot of time driving yesterday, and I’m grateful for the green hillsides, the purple Columbine, and the orange gazania that sprinkle the freeway medians. I’m grateful for the newly forming leaves on the Crepe Myrtles, and the spiking irises. #anticipation. And, I’m grateful for perspective. No matter how annoying or difficult today’s problems are, it was much worse 50 years ago.

The end.