Good Wednesday morning! Hello, Mamma.
Gratitude day. I’m also going to link to a TED talk by Brene Brown on vulnerability. She talks about being “whole hearted” and about how gratitude is part of that.
Gratitude! What are you grateful for today?
I am grateful that I’m here, for starters. As I look around the world, I know I am blessed to live the life I do. Food in the pantry, running hot and cold water, Ibuprofen in the cupboard. A roof to shelter us from the elements. Blankets, soft beds. Schools for my kids, driver’s license for me.
I am grateful I can choose my work. I’m grateful I can choose TO work, and I can choose what I do. My work, both burden and blessing, is more blessing, and I’m grateful for it.
I am grateful – so grateful – for the beautiful women who hold me up on days I stumble. Text, calls, coffee… Grandma who comes over to fold clothes with me and listen to me. I am grateful – SO GRATEFUL – I still get to be daughter. Lest I ever doubt the power of being mom, I need look no further than the comfort of my own mother’s care to know how much of an impact I have on my children’s lives. I love you, Mom.
I am grateful for my husband. Thank God I married that man. Slow to move in the morning, loud when he comes home from work, overly fond of pizza and 80’s music, he makes my life possible, he makes my life joyful. His always generous soul would take a bullet for me — or face a sinkfull of dirty dishes. Support, encouragement, laughter. Love that man.
I am grateful for coffee — you knew I’d get there, didn’t you? And green tea. And hot water with lemon and honey when I’m coughing.
I’m grateful for family who are willing to brave hours-long drives to be together for a weekend. Precious connections.
I’m grateful I get to be here, and do this. This computer-writing-thing every morning! (Even if I don’t always know where to put all the damn commas.) To connect with other Working Mommies, wonderful women who value their families, their brains and their own development as a woman; such a blessing! I’m so grateful to learn from all of you.
For black cashmere, for grey cotton yoga pants, for a warm, quiet house.
I’m grateful for green grass, orange pumpkins, golden leaves on the trees. For the brisk cold autumn air.
For hands and feet that work, and a heart that will keep going, even when it’s really, really, really hard.
For a fresh new day.
What are you grateful for, Mamma? Blessings everywhere.