Kristy at Midwestern Heart in Dixie reminded me yesterday that gratitude is an active and proactive happiness practice–even more necessary than usual right now. Here are some things I’m grateful for today:
- My morning begins with coffee, a good book, and a living blanket of lap cats. This morning felt extra special because the entire sibling group joined me. Smudge, Toast, and Chipotle are morning staples; Panda rarely joins us. He may be the least interesting cat in the world, but it’s still sweet to see all the sibs piled together.
- Although he is affectionate and charming with everyone, my favorite cat definitely loves me best.
- We have plenty of food in the pantry, and when I went grocery shopping last week, the shelves were mostly well stocked.
- My mother is staying isolated and safe, and I only had to yell at her once.
- The snow has melted, and there is none in the forecast for this week, so we can go hiking in Wind Cave National Park, which is maybe my favorite place on earth and only a few miles from my house. How wonderful to live only a few miles from your favorite place on earth!
- My daily yoga practice gives me something to look forward to each afternoon, even if it can be challenging to practice yoga with six cats who are also trying to practice yoga.
- We still have avocados. So healthy, so delicious on and in everything–toast, guacamole, smoothies, even pasta sauce.
- Even though I don’t like reading ebooks, I still have what seems to be an endless supply available through the library. There will be no reading droughts, no matter how long quarantine lasts.
- I tend to take my health for granted, but I am very grateful to be healthy and well.
- It’s still March, and I still have 10 days of slices to read, enjoy, and comment on.
What are you grateful for today?