I know there has been the sound of crickets here more lately than the sound of my voice. I don’t write as much as I used to and that has been for a variety of reasons. It’s been even longer since I posted 1000 Gifts and even that has been for a variety of reasons. The hard days don’t often lend to thankful ones. Your grey clouds are truly grey and show no hint of silver linings and so you take the clouds and the rain and in the rare moments appreciate them.
I made a declaration to live alive and I’ve admitted that it is at times quite difficult to break the bindings of the grave. This morning, blinded by the dawning day as I made my way to work, I was gently reminded to just live. To simply breathe in and out and let that be my focus and goal for today.
0521 Shawn asking me to lunch
0522 Late nights, dessert, coffee, and three of my favorite people
0523 Friends that encourage me to Fly and point me in the direction of the sky
0524 Gold painted feathers
0525 Gentle reminders to just live
0526 A bunch of pink Ranunculus in a purple vase
0527 Seven years at a job I like, & an increase in pay
0528 The warmth of the pre-spring sun on my shoulders
0529 Dinner with two of my Moldova teammates & their husbands
0530 Holding my newest niece
What are you thankful for on this first spring Monday of 2013?