Saturday, March 24, 2012

I Tried To Make The World A Better Place

By baking cookies with wM to bring to an eldery couple in the neighbourhood.

They were very appreciative that we thought about them and that we remembered one of their favourite cookie types! We stayed and they had a nice chat and visit with wM.

While I felt good for the moment, upon returning home, I couldn't help but think that maybe we should be doing more for them.

Unfortunately, there's limited time and limited energy. Something has to be better than nothing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Also Grateful

For fevers abating, televisions and TVO kids.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I Should Add

That this week I'm particularly grateful for socialized health care, antibiotics, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and after hours medical clinics.

Today I Am Grateful

While I'm not grateful for the ear infection that's threatening to torpedo any chance at having fun this March Break, I AM grateful that it didn't happen during the big family vacation we had earlier this year!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gratitude

Some time ago, I started to be more mindful of being grateful as a habit. Gradually, it required less conscious thought and became more of a default way of being. The small inconveniences of life seemed smaller. My overall outlook more sunny.

And then I forgot to make it a habit.

Recently, I woke up feeling like I deserved a "win" for a change. Feeling like I was owed a sign of good fortune, that things were going in the right direction.

And then I remembered....
  • I woke up that morning
  • My family members and I are healthy
  • I have a kitchen full of food
  • I have shelter
  • I have a community and people in that community care about me
  • I forgot to practise gratitude

So I'm going to try and commit to making at least one gratitude post a week here. Just to make sure I get it done.

Today I am grateful for all of the things I routinely take for granted.