Tonight I am grateful for many things which will probably go unsaid through my blur of not feeling well. Suffice it to say the old Buddha quote came to mind today: “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.” I know, a little dramatic for having the flu, when I know so many people with much more serious illnesses and even facing their last days. So, take the quote a little lightly, coming from me.
Had the chance to take a day off for husband's birthday earlier this week, and that was grand. Nice to take a mid-week day and play and celebrate him. We'll keep the celebration going once Seth gets back over the weekend, and into next week too! I am very grateful for husband and all the many ways he makes my life sweeter.
I'm also grateful it's not been 100+ degrees lately. Nice to have cool mornings and still a great deal of sunshine--even though there's some promise of storms over the weekend--but to have it in the 80s and 90s is far preferable in terms of getting things done in the yard/garden after work.
I am so grateful I haven't gotten super-sick. (Knock on wood.)
I am grateful for sleep, and for the many little naps I took throughout the day.
I am grateful for Netflix, and being able to watch on my iPad in bed. The modern comforts, that's what it's all about.
Couldn't resist sharing that one. Made me laugh. I don't think about myself "bitching" per se (who does, probably?) but mostly just noting what's not working, what I need to work on, what others around me need to work on (of course!)... the usual.
Every day, without fail, I am struck by the beauty of where I get to live. The view, the light, the hills, the color, it all combines to make each season unique and lovely. I started to get a couple of "oh, fall is coming" pangs this week, but that will happen soon enough. I want to savor each summer day.
I hope you have a weekend to savor, ahead of you. Me, I'll be a' nappin'. Got to get back to 100%!