Early Morning Gratitudes: Slice of Life 17/31 #sol16

slice of life

I am grateful:

For the soothing chimes that woke me slowly

For the creaky floor that woke my son as I was tiptoeing through the living room

For my son’s stentorian bellow—“MOM!”

For the cheek, warm and sweet-smelling from sleep, that he allowed me to kiss

For this morning’s cat, Fergus, who swished and swirled around me as I got ready

For my phone, loaded with interesting audiobooks and podcasts for the drive

For the stillness and silence of the morning

For curiosity, which led me to an audiobook on “interpersonal neurobiology” at 6:15 in the morning

For sunrise over the Plains–lavender, violet, mauve, orchid fading to pink

For the deer that looked twice before she crossed the road

For the fifty miles I drove without seeing another car

For the mama cow on the wrong side of the fence who stood beside the highway, vigorously sampling the different grasses

For the baby calf curled in the grass at her side

For my phone again, because it knew just what to do when I Googled “How do I report a cow on the highway in South Dakota”

For highway patrol dispatch, who promised to get a vehicle on site right away “to get that mama and her baby rounded up”

For open space and big skies in every direction

For strong dark coffee

For the silence of the office before anyone else arrives at work

For this quiet hour to write


Today’s Slice was inspired by The Sassy Bibliophile’s post, Grateful.

16 responses to “Early Morning Gratitudes: Slice of Life 17/31 #sol16”

    • It was a lovely scene. Luckily virtually no traffic so I wasn’t too worried about another car hitting her AND she was REALLY excited about the grass on the side of the road, so I felt like she would probably be very occupied by that until highway patrol could get there.

    • Thanks for giving me the idea! I wanted to write about that cow but couldn’t figure out how, then I thoughtful about your grateful post, and the whole post came together quickly. Miracle!

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