I've got to do a catch up. I vowed to do thirty days of giving thanks each day during November and of course (I was thankful in my heart) but...I was distracted by the pie.
There was an abundance of pie and an available fork, so I took it upon myself save the pie from lonliness, and friend, I succeeded.
So, after some Pepto and a nap, here are days 21 through 27:
Wednesday, the 21st: We stuck it to the man, and all skipped school. I'm grateful for having a "Man" to stick it to, that my kids attend fabulous schools--even if we skip them from time to time.
Thursday, the 22nd: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Although Black Friday bleed seems to be creeping in, it is still just a day of thanks...mostly. I'm grateful we have at least ONE day devoted to thankfulness.
Friday, the 23rd: Mountain Man and I ran to Portland for a quick jaunt to look at a potential future house. (It was love at first sight.) I'm grateful for shelter.
Saturday, the 24th: Home again, and after a lifetime of cars that break down everytime I attempted to start them, I'm grateful for a running and reliable vehicle.
Sunday, the 25th: Running water. It's always a bit squished trying to navigate four people in one bathroom before church on Sunday morning, but I am extremely grateful for running water in my home. This is a privilege a great majority of people do not get to enjoy on planet earth. I am humbled each time I turn on the tap and take a drink of clean water.
Monday, the 26th: We put up our Christmas tree and officially "began" the holiday season. As I pulled out each ornament, memories filled my mind. I'm grateful for memories, friendships, stories, time, friends and family. They make life worth living.
Today (Tuesday) the 27th: I raked up the last leaves from our ginormous maple tree. I love that tree. It blesses us with shade in the Summer, beauty and blossoms in the Spring and my most favorite smell on earth.
For a few short weeks as the maple blossoms bloom in March, maple trees give off this smell that reminds me of Montreal. It's truly lovely, and I look forward to it each year. I'm grateful for the leaves this lovely living organism sheds so that we can work together as a family to rake them up and have a little fun in the process. It's been a pleasure and privilege living under it's grace.
What are you grateful for today?