Day twenty-three has been a slow and lazy one for me, but I could not feel any more content or grateful than I do right now. Here are three of the things that made me feel thankful on this Sunday:
- Having nothing to do. Let me rephrase that, I always have something to do, but today, I put aside my never-ending list of tasks to do nothing. It is rare that I have nothing on my schedule, and it is really difficult for me to not be in a constant state of activity. So, even though, I had pangs of guilt, as I indulged in reading, napping, and watching television alone at home today, I am glad that I didn’t cave in to the internal task master who tried to lure me out of relaxation mode. Sometimes, doing absolutely nothing really is something!
- A rainy Sunday at home. There is something so peaceful about being home by myself on a rainy day, especially a Sunday. I felt so cozy and relaxed on every level. I rested and was comfortable being alone with myself, which was a welcome gift after years of battling myself. I really am good company after all:)
- A new kitchen dining set. When I was a little girl, I never understood how my parents could get excited about a new appliance or a new piece of furniture, and I vowed I would never be that person. Today, I officially became “that person” for different reasons. My kitchen table and chairs are over 20 years old and have been repaired to the point that they are on their last legs, literally. Decorating is not my thing at all, so, in the past, my ex-husband would have solicited my input and then taken the lead on such a purchase, which is why I have put off such a purchase until today. I did some research on-line and consulted with a trusted friend, and then, for the first time ever, I made my first significant post-divorce purchase, which also led me to begin researching a new (used, actually) car. As much I am looking forward to the delivery of the new table and chairs, what it represents means so much more to me, and I am grateful that I had the means and support to do this. Leave it me to feel like a bad ass buying furniture!
The last week of the thirty days of gratitude begins tomorrow. Are you ready?
Just one thing each day . . .