I have been keeping a short list of things I’m thankful for on a little chalkboard on my dining room wall. I change it whenever I feel inspired. I keep it to three or four things- that’s all that will fit on it, and I don’t pressure myself to do it daily, because then it would just become another thing to do, and not an opportunity for real gratitude. But I realized today that I like having the lists to look back on, so I think I’ll keep them in my journal.
This one is from the day we had our Valentine’s Tea:
This one is from The Boy’s Birthday:
This one is from a day spent in a state park from a warm spell a week or two ago:
Nature (that’s shorthand for the ineffable grandeur and wonder of it all)
A full fruit bowl in winter
I’m just going to keep adding…