How is that the week is only half over when it has been a whirlwind week already?! As I sat down to write tonight’s post, I found myself struggling to compose my thoughts, not because I didn’t have anything to be grateful for today. No, my struggle was due to the fact that I went through my day on autopilot, which, at first, caused me to overlook some of the very things that ended up on today’s gratitude list:
- Laughter. Whoever coined the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine”, was spot on indeed. Today, there were moments when I felt tired and stressed, but thanks to colleagues and friends who made me laugh uproariously, I felt a boost in my energy and my mood. I am fond of saying that I always am good for a laugh, and I am thankful that the same can be said for some of my friends and colleagues.
- A note from the daughter of someone special. A year ago today, one of my favorite men from the day shelter for homeless men where I work died ( “A Eulogy of Sorts” ) , and I marked this anniversary by contacting his daughter. She responded with a very sweet message that really brightened this day and made me feel connected to her father, and it also reminded me that while my paycheck may not reflect it, my job is priceless in countless ways.
- Flannel sheets. Forget high thread counts and silk or satin sheets, flannel is where it is at, especially during the coldest week of the season. I love falling asleep and waking up awash in the softness and warmth of flannel sheets, as they begin and end my day on a cozy note and make lingering in bed even more decadent.
So, nothing out of the ordinary on this Wednesday, but all of those little things made it feel all the better and brighter.
Just one thing each day . . .