Day 50: a list of today’s tiny gratitudes

  • Spring
  • Muddy hikes
  • Cool streams
  • Mud-crusted hiking boots
  • Fruit snacks
  • Waffles – with chocolate chips!
  • Rubblebucket
  • Sloppy baby kisses
  • Soft husband kisses
  • Smooth wooden toy trains made by your father
  • Finger-picking guitar, and slap bass
  • Snowbells
  • The first periwinkle bloom
  • Walking my son through the graveyard, watching him touch the old headstones and giggle
  • Firetrucks
  • Wind chimes tinkling in the breeze
  • The color purple
  • “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”
  • The ability to read
  • Old book smell
  • New book smell
  • The deep, vibrant colors brought out by a heavy rain
  • Air guitar
  • Stargazing with a good merlot and a warm husband
  • Fresh juice
  • Almond milk
  • Frozen raspberries
  • A favorite sweater
  • My old, faded, perfect jeans
  • Red shoes
  • Holding hands
  • Leinenkugel Berry Weiss
  • Tallyrand park and the friendly ducks
  • The annoying happiness of children shrieking in joy in the neighbor’s yard
  • Knit hats
  • Ukulele
  • Red doors
  • The jingle of Cricket’s collar when she comes running to find me
  • UPS delivering a present today
  • The Big Lebowski quotes (and hearing them out in public from someone else!)
  • Bookstores with great coffee and comfy chairs

Some friends’ answers to the “What are you grateful for today?” question:

  • “Hope” (Michael)
  • “Morel season”(Michael)
  • “Sleep” (Michael)
  • “Car!” (Mattie (^_^) )
  • “The sunshine today!” (Tori)
  • “music” (Jean)
  • “A new Springsteen album tomorrow” (Adam)
  • ” I skipped running this weekend and it was a little brutal today. The first person I saw when I looked out the window while stretching was an old lady being helped into a car…so…am I grateful that I’m able to run at all, and that the two flights of stairs in our house aren’t a problem for me. That would be lame.” (Katie)
  • “Alternative energy vehicles! My bike, for instance, is powered by French fries and beer. :)” (Amanda)
  • “My job” (Tiara)
  • “The colour orange. Finally a colour I happen to like is the new trendy decor fashion.” (Ethan)
  • “Today I’m thankful nice, genuine people in the workplace. Unfortunately, not always so easy to find!” (Ali)

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