The second half of thirty days of gratitude got off to a frigid start here in Kentucky, but even an arctic blast could not put a freeze on the gratitude I felt throughout the day. Here are three of the things that warmed my heart:
- Waking up to the first snowfall of the season. Usually, when our local meteorologists predict snow, they miss the mark, so, it was a pleasant surprise to wake up and discover that they were spot on with their forecast of snow this time. In addition to blanketing the landscape with a brilliant white cover, the snow also left behind a stillness and peace this morning. The entire world seemed to bow in quiet reverence to the snowfall, and I was grateful for this serene start to my day. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
- Getting a ride to work from my ex-husband. I had to take my car in for regular maintenance this morning, and I appreciated my ex-husband taking time out of his day to chauffeur me to work. Our marital status may have changed three years ago, but our love for each other remains intact. We are fortunate to have a healthy and happy relationship, despite the divorce, and I am forever grateful to him for being a phenomenal father to our two daughters and a true friend to me.
- Sipping hot tea. I never have been a coffee drinker, and on a bitter cold and snowy day, I savored the warmth of the hot tea that I sipped during the day. There is something about hot tea that is so soothing and comforting, and it truly warms my body and baby soul with every cup. Drinking tea is an experience, not a mere act of quenching my thirst.