Holy cow do the days ever blur together in the summer! Here we go:
Day 4: I was grateful for cooler weather. This is a below average summer temperature-wise for Calgary, and I am SO very happy for it. Even the days that only get up to 23 are on the hot side for my poor pregnant self.
Day 5: I was grateful for my local Co-op. I’m having issues with my usual grocery store and it is good to know that I have a source of healthy, local food just down the street.
Day 6: Today I am grateful for quick doctor appointments. It’s nice to be able to just check in a bit, have a chat and then go home. Leaves me enough energy to do more than nap and veg the rest of the day.
2 thoughts on “The Gratitude Project 2013: Days 4, 5, and 6”
As a fellow Calgarian waking up to today’s perfectly pleasant weather forecast, I can completely relate to your post (except the pregnancy part – Congratulations!). I had a restless sleep with disturbed dreams and woke up in a rather disturbed and restless state of being. “Ok, you know what to do,” I reminded myself. And, as my mind fought to keep to its darkness, I began concentrating on all the things I was grateful for on my walk to work… “I’m grateful that my sneakers feel so comfy on my feet… I’m grateful that it’s not too hot out… I’m grateful that I get to spend this time in nature before hunkering down at a desk… I’m grateful for…”
Sure enough, my mood began to lighten and the new brightness in my brain gave me the energy to stop in at Safeway and buy a big bag of novelty veggies for an obscenely delicious office morning salad. Thank you for posting this and reminding me of the power of this seemingly simple practice!
It’s a great little project that a bunch of online buddies and I do every year at this time. It runs between our first two harvest festivals, Lammas and Mabon. It really helps on the gloomy days, and it helps to put you in the “Thanksgiving” frame of mind for more than just one day 🙂