The weekend is almost here and it’s the first day of fall – yes, happy, yes.
I have so much to be thankful for and I want to get back to simple gratitude. I don’t have a clever title, but I’m not sure clever matters when it’s more an issue of the heart.
I also want to share things that are making my life joyful – maybe one will be just what you need too.
I’m thankful for:
1.|a pumpkin spice candle found in the back of the cabinet.
2.| five minutes to speak about foster care at a local IF: Gathering tomorrow and also sell jewelry from my Etsy shop with a portion of the proceeds being donated to local foster care ministry.
3.| Emily P. Freeman’s new podcast, The Next Right Thing. Sweet wisdom from a writer and podcaster I’ve been following for awhile.
4.| having a simple two-week menu to follow (and actually following it pretty well).
5.| maybe, just maybe, sleeping better with a tiny dose of melatonin. Too much is no good for me.
6.| surviving my Pilates class without feeling I might cry before it’s over (I’m not joking).
7.| doing yoga online when I don’t go to Pilates with these free videos – so good! My first attempt and yoga, and I’m glad I tried it.
8.| this slow cooker Beef Barbacoa recipe (hint: go easy on the chipotles in adobo sauce at first – you can add more – trust me).
9.| looking down at the pen I was using and seeing it labeled with Kalkidan’s name – it must have been one from school. It both saddens me, and touches my heart to have reminders of her surface in unexpected ways.
10.| a teacher who lets kids sit on yoga balls in class, letting them move while still being in their seats.
What are you thankful for? Leave a comment – I would love to hear from you!
Have a fabulous weekend, friend.