Monday, October 29, 2007


Monday, Monday. No snow. One year ago we had a foot of snow and the official start of winter. Over seven feet of snow and six months later it gave way to spring.

Today I have an appointment with my after treatment addictions counselor and then on to buying groceries. My commitment today is to buy good groceries. To honour my body with good choices. I'm grateful I have that privilege. Hopefully I'll find a $5 bouquet of pink roses to take home as well.

Small things give me the most pleasure. A cup of tea. A pretty flower. A comfy bed to crawl into. A shower. We spent years hauling every drop of water we used so to have a well that works better the more water we use, makes a shower a glorious event. A simple meal. A library book to read. A warm blanket for my lap.

It doesn't take much to make me happy. Sometimes I wonder if that's because I'm not much of a dreamer. Or if life's struggles have taught me to be thankful for what's right in front of me.

Whatever the case I'm grateful to be going to town today and receiving nourishment for body and soul. Life doesn't get much better than that.


daisymarie said...

I vote that you have learned (and continue to apply) the grace of grattitude. And the way that you do that blesses me...may your shopping not leave you spoon-depleted, and your purchases buoy your spirit! Sip a cup of tea for me!

Judith said...

May you be greatly blessed in your errands and activities! This is why I look forward so to the weekends: the chance to sit on the porch with my dogs in the early morning sunlight and sip a cup of coffee; being able to take the time to tidy up the house until it suits me; and any number of other humble chores which give a framework to our lives. I am grateful for them all!

Wayne Stratz said...

These blessing are far from simple. Flowers, tea, water and libraries are amazingly complex things.

Be kind to yourself as you continue to treat yourself well. Remember there will be ups and downs along the way.