The deep freeze continues here in Kentucky, and I feel like my brain has been put on ice. A headache has been my constant companion today, so, my thoughts are a bit more jumbled than usual. Now, that I have made my disclaimer, here are three things for which I gave thanks today:
- Spotting deer on my commute home. While deer may be considered to be a nuisance in some communities, I am rather fond of them and regard them to be a good sign whenever I see them. There is something so regal and beautiful about them, so, when I spotted four of them grazing on the edge of the woods, I smiled and felt a sense of peace surround me.
- Working with great colleagues. I often write about the gentlemen at the day shelter for homeless men where I work, but today, in addition to feeling grateful for them, I also found myself feeling immensely thankful for my colleagues. We are a very diverse group, but we all come together to give our best to the men and to each other on a daily basis. It is a very special group of people whom I can both laugh with and cry with, and there were various moments throughout the day that made me grateful and proud to be a part of this work “family”. The work we do can be challenging, but it is made easier and funnier thanks to these amazing men and women.
- Listening to the stories of my friends’ dad. There is something so endearing about being entrusted with the family stories of my friends’ dad. I enjoyed our chat this evening, as I delighted in hearing more about his life and the lives of my friends, and I appreciated his heartfelt advice about both personal and professional matters. He made me laugh, gave me much to ponder, and made me forget all about my headache. He is a true gem, and I treasure my relationship with both him and his family.
That sums up this seventeenth day. he pounding in my head did not compare with the pounding of my heart. Okay, that may have crossed the line of sweet sentiment into sickening sweet, and I will simply blame it on the headache:)
Just one thing each day . . .