Little gratitudes

Every night as I drift into sleep, I spend time with my gratitude. Tonight I thought I would share some here. Despite my writing about grief, my life is good. I have the luxury of these thoughts. My basic needs are more than met. There is food on the table, a roof over my head, love in my home. I am not sitting in the rubble of an aftershock, or warming numbed fingers over a trash can fire. There is more to say here. I am too tired to say it. Here is a portion of tonight’s list:

Chipotle Kale chips – one of my new addictions

My rainboots

Fresh flowers

My new body vision board

Clean hands

And here – there are no words other than a full heart.

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5 Responses to Little gratitudes

  1. Roos says:

    My dearest, do count your blessings! The smile of Ada says it all!

  2. Christa says:

    Lovely, Alana, just lovely.


  3. keishua says:

    Sweet list. I just got some rain boots, myself and clean hands are always nice. I like clean hands that smell of lemon. Peace.

  4. Jennifer says:

    beautiful post–I keep trying to remind myself of all the good in my life as well. I loved your vision board–calm is how I am trying to handle myself these days. (yoga seems to be helping) Speaking of kale, I recently started receiving this in my weekly organic produce box and I saute it with chicken apple sausage-yum! Will check out the kale chips..

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