Friday, August 31, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 31


I am grateful for the age I live in. I can vote. I can marry whom I choose when I choose to do so. I can have a job. I can own my own property. I can speak my mind. I control my own life.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 30

I am grateful for the sense and sensation of touch.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 29


I am grateful for imagination. I never know what fantastic world my mind will enter.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 28


I am grateful for moments. As they happen. When I remember them. Moments.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 27


I am grateful for music. It distracts, it fills space, it passes time. It conjures memories; sometimes happy, sometimes sad. I sometimes lament that I don't have any skills to be a song writer, but I am grateful that I have some skills to produce music by instrument or voice. I may not be a song writer, but I will always be a song lover.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 26

I am grateful for a nice, comfortable bed covered in kitties.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 24

I am grateful for my family. They support me no matter what. They know just what to say to make me feel better. I'm lucky to have been born into a circle of such wonderful, talented, caring people.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 23


I am grateful for the element of air. A deep breath can refresh and rejuvinate. A warm breeze brings comfort. Soon the wind will play a great chasing game with the fallen leaves.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 22


I am grateful for the beautiful world around me. I'm grateful for the trees, the clouds, the rivers, the flowers, and all the creatures.This morning, I saw two fawns playing in a field and I couldn't help but smile.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 21


I am grateful for dreams. Sometimes I remember them and sometimes I don't. Sometimes they are beautiful and sometimes they are terrifying. They are a mystery.

Last night, I had several very vivid dreams. I tried to lie in bed and retain some of them, but with Miss Luna howling for her breakfast, it didn't last.

I was taking a tour of a large piece of land in autumn. The leaves were fire red and the ground was covered. The land was owned by a friend and right next to a park. And I think we were exploring the property because we were going to build a house there....

I was in a forest of red and yellow and orange. It was like a shrine with five stones, standing about waist high from the earth. Each stone was carved with a symbol and covered in lichen. They were symbols I was supposed to know. I was leaving an offering....

I was in a room with several people. We were watching some video, though I don't remember why we were. None of us spoke the same language, and we all wondered why the other people were there. There were numbers on the video, like someone was doing calculations. People started shouting out the answers in whatever language they knew. Everyone was laughing. Then we started telling each other our numbers, teaching just that one part of a language that other people in the room didn't know....

Just dreams.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 20

I am grateful for my life. For all its ups and downs, all that I struggle and all that I hurt, and all the sadness that I've seen and felt. I'm still grateful for it. And for all the breaths I've taken, for all the beautiful sunsets I've seen, for the loving touch of another life upon this Earth. For feeling the wind through my hair and my tears on my cheeks. Sometimes it's wonderful and sometimes it's hard and one time I almost made an end of it because it hurt so much. I'm grateful for my life, for all of that, everything that is life. I've learned the value of it and I'm so glad I held on to it.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 19

I am grateful for the comfort I feel when wrapping myself up in a cozy blanket.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 18


I am grateful for my creativity. It means I always have something to do. It doesn't mean I don't get idle or bored, but if I need something to do and I don't know what, I can always create something. Anything. Try a new craft, pull out on old project, even researching something new to create is an enjoyable task.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 17


I am grateful for my mom. She's such an awesome lady and I love that we can spend time together as friends. That means she respects me as an adult, which I take as a compliment. Her sister once told me "I don't think you could ever do anything to make her really angry at you. You're like her best friend." I'm so thankful for how our relationship has grown. Even as I can count her among my friends, she'll always be my mom.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 16

I am grateful for coffee. Beautiful, wonderful, lovely coffee.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 15


I am grateful for my job. It's totally stressful and sometimes it really sucks, but it pays my mortgage and I'm glad to have it. I know I'd be far worse off without one and, while I don't like the idea of having to find a new one, I'll be happy to be out of it once I do. Regardless, I know I'm fortunate to have what I have and I'm thankful for that.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 14


I am grateful for my sweet kitties. They make me smile, they calm my nerves. They cuddle close at night. I sometimes worry about them, worry if I'm doing the best I can for them, but I am so glad I have them in my life. My home wouldn't be the same without them.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 13

I am grateful for the element of water. It supports life, it purifies and heals. And few things are so soothing as feeling water wash over you.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 12

I am grateful for my friends in all their variety. I'm grateful for their conversation, their support, their ability to entertain, their help. And I'm grateful for the chance to be for them what they are for me.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 11

I am grateful that I live in an area where so much history from all over the world and beyond and in so many different forms is so readily available to me.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 10

I am grateful for the rain. It feeds the plants, it fills the rivers and streams, and it fills the aquifer that brings water to my home. Yay, rain!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 9


I am grateful for my boyfriend. He's talented and creative, open and honest. He's kind, caring, and puts up with me even when I'm in a nasty, grouchy mood. I wasn't ready to have him in my life this way when we met, and maybe he wasn't ready for me then either, but I know I am so lucky to have him now. He is one of the most beautiful people I know.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 8


I am grateful for....

I don't know. I'm actually rather depressed right now. I'm thankful that my dad came over last night to install the new thermostat in the water heater, but it didn't work. The water coming out of the hot tap was actually colder than the cold tap this morning. I don't know what the next move is. I'm feeling more frustrated than grateful.

I'm grateful that I have a house at all. Even if important systems break a lot and I don't have the money to fix them. It's still a roof over my head and it's my roof. Owning a home was a life goal of mine, and I did it. It's not the best, and I'm struggling, but I did it and it's mine. I'm grateful for that.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 7

I am grateful for my dad, who comes over to help me with house stuff even though he lives far away. (My dad is also awesome in many other ways, and I know how lucky I am that he's my dad!)

Monday, August 06, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 6


I am grateful for the locker room at work, that is equipped with showers that I can use when my water heater isn't working.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Saturday, August 04, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 4


I am grateful for innovation, technology, and invention.
And a great day at King's Dominion with great people!

Friday, August 03, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 3

I am grateful for my feet, that allow me to walk, run, and dance with the man I love.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 2

I am grateful for the beautiful morning; a big red sun rising, barely breaking through the fog hanging among the trees.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The Gratitude Project - Day 1

I am grateful for my compassion that teaches me to value life, be it human, animal, or something else.