Saturday, March 23, 2019

March Musings '19: Grateful for...

Friday, I woke to another one of those gray days but that was fine. Even when the rains came while traveling to my literacy conference, it was fine. The rains continued as I walked from the car to the conference but that didn't matter. I felt gratitude for this day the committee had prepared. It was finally here. I would soon engage with colleagues for a day of learning and that is something to be grateful for.

According to an article from Psychology Today, "Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has--as opposed to, for instance, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants or thinks they need." 

So what else am I grateful for this weekend?
  • A full reading and writing life
  • A family visit to see my grandbaby in Virginia (I will be there in 15 minutes and Sierra is waiting for us! Now that is something to be truly grateful for.)
  • Beautiful sunsets as we drive through Maryland



It doesn't matter what color you choose, ranging from gray to brilliant orange, 
embrace the hue and let it make your heart sing.

Listen to a lively, feel-good song, Grateful
and let the upbeat message stir you.



Day 23 of 31 days of writing
March Slice of Life Story Challenge



10 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for, and let me just thank you for the reminder to offer up gratitude on a more regular basis! So thank you for slicing!

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    1. Liz, thank you for joining me. I do have a lot to be thankful for.

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  2. Gratitude is the best - rains certainly can't make it go away. Hope you are snuggling with that grandbaby even as I write. (or that you are both asleep, waiting to snuggle tomorrow.)

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    1. Amanda, my daughter kept Sierra up so I could put her to sleep. We had so much fun snuggling and reading the book I gave her. I am gratitude for our writing friendship. Thanks for joining me.

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  3. So excited that you're in Virginia visiting sweet Sierra. Nothing beats the fun of grandchildren and they encourage us to see the world through new eyes. I loved listening to and watching the video you shared. Thanks for reminding us of the power of gratitude.

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    1. My little Sierra is such a joy, Ramona, even when she is a bit cranky. No seems to be a popular word. When she says it, I want to laugh.have a great week. I am going to finish my Sunday slice now.

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  4. We are very fortunate to do what we love and and be with people we love. So much to be grateful for.

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    1. That is the truth, Terje! I am so grateful for every minute of this weekend.

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  5. I love the way how your words rhyme :) I'm still trying to write like that :) Good luck.

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