Eight is my favorite number, so, I found it appropriate that today ended up being my favorite day of the week. For most people, Saturday is one of their favorite days, because it is a day off of work, but for me, it was for the opposite reason. More about that shortly. Without further ado, here are three things that I am immensely grateful on this day:
- Working the weekend. Yes, I just expressed gratitude for working the weekend! This is my weekend to work at the day shelter for homeless men, and I looked forward to it and thoroughly enjoyed it. Working the weekend means that I the entire day with the gentlemen out in the shelter, instead of juggling all of the other personnel matters, policies, and procedures that occupy most of my days. It is an honor and a privilege to be in the company of these men and to do what I can to help them when they walk through our doors. Whenever they say, “I love you, Miss Kristi”, I always respond with, “I love you right back”, and I mean it. A good time was had by all today, and I am looking forward to another great day tomorrow!
- Having one of the most scenic commutes in Louisville. As I drove home this afternoon, I found myself grinning broadly and singing along to the radio loudly, as I sped down my beloved River Road toward home. As the name implies, this stretch of road runs along a river, the Ohio River to be exact. The sun reflecting off of the water and the slow-moving current were so tranquil, and it was the perfect background for such a pretty fall afternoon. My commute also takes me past rolling green fields and trees ablaze in vibrant autumn colors, and the spotting of several deer emerging from the woods completed the picture. I was still smiling and singing when I pulled into my driveway.
- Getting a call from my mom. I love the fact that I am in my 40s, yet my mom still calls me nearly every day to check on me. Regardless of the length of our conversations, it is the fact that my mom is thinking of me that counts the most. I may be an independent adult, but I remain her little girl. I am okay with that.
Whether you worked or played today, I hope that you had a Saturday that left you with much to be grateful for and much to look forward to tomorrow!
Just one thing each day . . .