I got to yesterday evening and realized I’d forgotten about writing my post for the day. Oh well. It happens. Life happens.
0818 Time spent writing at the library
0819 Friends that are like family
0820 Mouse pad that make my mouse work
0821 Caramel Nog lattes (thank you for this Dutch Bros.)
0822 Spending the day with my husband
It’s 2:53 PM on the fourteenth of November. I’m sitting in my beige cube at work, tired, feeling weighty. I don’t feel thankful today. I began my day at work with a text to a friend….really a cry for help. She responded in her loving way and I knew there was someone here, near me. The fact of the matter is, is that these days come. The days we’d rather close our eyes to the world because it provides the security system that we need for that day.
I may not be feeling very thankful today, but I know gratitude like joy finds the moments of grace.
0807 Hot cocoa on a Wednesday afternoon
0808 Mood lightening
0809 Refinancing our house
0810 Scheduling time for myself to write
0811 Another morning not waking up in pain
0799 Not waking up in pain
0800 Grace to get through my day when I don’t feel good
0801 Being attacked by Chihuahuas
0802 Accepting my word for 2014 (even though I want to continue to fight it)
0803 My art journal & the space therein I have to be raw
0804 The friends who walk with me, even from the other side of the country
0805 Beach feathers gathered in my art journal
0806 Paint on my fingers
I feel the need this week to focus on finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. I’m not feeling well and need the ordinary to be extra. To see the pre-dawn sky as more than just dark, but as a dark shade of cornflower blue. To see the green-ness of the grass. To revel in the first sip of coffee, and the softness of my sheets against my skin.
0791 Realizing I have tea at work
0792 Seeing the Little Dipper yesterday morning before leaving for work.
0793 Having affordable, quality health insurance (even if we don’t use it often I’m glad it’s there for when we need it)
0794 Getting employee of the day at work
0795 Walking into the house to fed Chihuahuas and my husband emptying the dishwasher
0796 A third cup of tea
0797 A husband who works hard for what he loves to do
0798 That morning glow before dawn begins to break
I woke up this morning with great despair. Mondays are always difficult, unless you happen to have them off. Even though today is holiday I’m still at work, doing my 7-4. So today, let’s find joy in the ordinary because if Mondays aren’t plain, ordinary, tiresome I don’t know what is.
0785 A job to go to
0787 The quiet
0788 Peppermint Green Tea with a side of gingerbread men cookies
0789 Friends who know what speaks to my soul
0790 Running errands with my husband
What are you finding joy in today?
0777 A husband who fights for our marriage
0778 A new book of poetry
0779 Dates over cheesecake
0780 Talking to my brother & my oldest nephew
0781 Hearing the strength in my brother’s voice when he says he’s taking it one day at a time
0782 He helps me get groceries every week and helps put them away
0783 That I don’t have to be perfect
0784 The weekend
::the roar of traffic fills the air outside the walls of my house. i hear the hum of an airplane, and the murmurs of something my husband has on in his office upstairs. i close my eyes and listen to this symphony. i breathe in and exhale. i allow it all to wash over me. to the chirp of birds and the creaks of 23 year old house. all this is grace.::
Those of you who are counting through these 30 days, thank you for taking this challenge with me.
0771 Gingerbread donuts
0772 When he calls me Friday Wife
0773 The silver hairs that highlight my hair
0774 A less pressure day at work
0775 Leaving work on time
0776 Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding
0763 Finally getting some sleep
0764 The Relax Melodies App (<- genius)
0765 Grilled cheese sandwiches with mayo
0766 Hot cocoa season
0767 Relaxing with him after work
0768 Getting all geeky over this book
0769 All my stuff for closing the books for October done
0770 A murder of Crows
How is your day lovely today?
Prudence is a 30-something writer who lives in Arizona with her husband Shawn and their chihuahuas Lengua and Zeus. She writes her life, her experiences and her crawl back to hope. Eventually, she hopes to visit India – a place that’s captured her heart without ever stepping foot on the soil.