This is what happens when I miss just one gratitude friday posting. I feel epic gratitude. And whether that’s because I have been so busy building up all these moments that create gratitude, or whether this meditation of thanksgiving has created a special space in me – well I’m unsure.
So you can start reading today and I won’t be offended if you have to come back to keep reading next week. That’s how big my heart is filled with thankfulness. And how stream-of-consciousness this is all about to go down:
I am thankful for:
Such special friends that set aside time, regardless of a mountain of obligations, to come and love us so.
And such special friends that would have moved a mountain to join us, but found there was more like a mountain range in their way – we felt them too.
Hot days and rivers.
Snake charming heros.
I’m grateful for silly things – like how reason cannot overcome my phobia. And phrases like, “It’s all just so human”.
For mommas and grief and gratefulness and presentness and that sometimes there’s still home in my moma’s arms.
For sexy women and silly women and women so filled with the ability to give and then open up even more.
For a righteous firefighter that reminds us – there are still some straightforward – honest heros in the world.
For people that take their time and for their patience in teaching me to do the same.
For almost 30. For learning to have humor and gentleness when dealing with myself.
For not having babies when I was 20. See above.
For dogs that know to love the right people.
For hot pink mega large sunglasses on beloved faces and the word “hella”.
For playful teachers.
For new projects and new struggles and stupid decisions and the chance to do all over again.
For agonizing over the little things less.
For trim. Sometimes – you just can’t help but find gratitude in good looking ribbons.
For magic pizza nights.
For new friends.
For having a life so full of kindness, beauty, and meaning.
For happy tears.
And at the same time for feeling so clearly the heavy hearts of dear ones. Even when there’s nothing left to do but love. Even from here. Here I am.
Officially caught up. Wow.