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.
I’m grateful I can say. “No.” Many people cannot – it’s too difficult. No is a powerful word, a complete sentence, and sets a boundary without discussion. We should all use No more often. I’m grateful for the 30-year-old Crepe Myrtles that surround my home. The most beautiful of trees. And, I’m grateful I’m acquiring a taste for Whiskey. Those brown liquors are potent and quite good.