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 :

I was so grateful to get my first Pfizer shot. It was a little emotional for me. It’s overwhelming to think of the Herculean effort it took to get that vaccine from someone’s notebook into my arm in just about a year. Never say college is a waste of time. I’m grateful for Melissa McCarthy and light comedy. So hilarious. And, I’m grateful I’m a risk taker. I screw things up all the time, but I keep trying, and as long as you keep trying, you can never fail.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

Yesterday was long; today started early. I’m grateful for my grit and resilience. Maybe I should run for office. I’m grateful that for the first time in more than a year, I was able to sit at a bar, order a drink, and have something to eat. Just like riding a bike, it came right back to me (!) And, I’m grateful for the end of winter. The world seems bright, clear, and very hopeful.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

Today, I am grateful for tranquility. The doors and windows open to the warm Spring breeze, the water gurgling from the fountain, the dog lying lazily in her sunspot while I lounge comfortably under the patio umbrella. We’ve been on quite a journey since this time last year. I’m grateful we have all the milk, flour and TP we need. And, I’m grateful for every single person who has ever worked in a restaurant. The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful that I went to college. It does help. I’m grateful that in another few weeks shots will be available for everyone. And, I’m grateful I was able to find someone to do some heavy yard work in my backyard. There’s still more to do, but it’s much more manageable.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for people who create low-cal recipes. I’m grateful to not have to attend as many video meetings. Sometimes an old-fashioned phone call is just fine. And, I’m grateful that nothing is really about me. As much as I would like to think that it is….

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m feeling oddly out of sorts, so I’m grateful for some quiet time today. It helped. I’m grateful that I’ve gotten better about taking rejection with a shrug. Not everyone likes the same art. And, I’m grateful that a good night’s sleep makes everything better.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for the past few days of cold weather, hail, rain, and thunder. The outside world is scrubbed, shiny, and invigorated. I’m grateful that I’ve been able to attend several academic seminars this past week. It’s comforting to know there are really smart people studying stuff the rest of us don’t think about very much. The world needs liberal arts and humanities majors, too. And, I’m grateful for technology. For all it’s evils, none of us would really give it up.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for a couple days of really nice people. I’m grateful for doggie chew toys. And I’m grateful that for the first time in months, I wore jeans – and they still fit.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for my psychic connection to the energy of the universe. I can’t help it. I just know. I’m grateful that I had some time to catch up with my cousin. I’m so poorly socialized these past few months. And I’m grateful for the health and beauty aide industry for lotions and moisturizers. The world would be a much more cracked, chapped, and weather-beaten place without them.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful I own a scale. If only it would help me to be less interested in food. I’m grateful for my fireplace. No matter what your mood, a cozy fire is always a comfort. And, I’m grateful that I was able to change health insurance quickly and efficiently today. (Thanks Obama!) We’ve come a long way in the past five years.

The end.