A tradition of gratitude

One of the things I have been working at in the last few years is cultivating a attitude of appreciation. 

Part of that has been making lists. Thinking about things that make me happy. Things that are beautiful. Things that bring me peace.  Sometimes I write them in the form of a blog. This morning, after watching two people I love get married, as I sit in bed drinking coffee, feeling thankful for a warm bed, AC and coffee in bed, I wondered how many times I’d written about thankfulness. It turns out that I’ve written 21 posts containing the word thankful, 30 containing the word grateful, 17 containing silver linings. A lot of gratitude. Enough? I don’t know if you can ever be grateful enough. 

Some of them….

Did I notice any trends?

A few. 

I love and am grateful for my friends and family. I seem to look really hard for silver linings when I am sick or in a bad emotional space. I am really thankful for small things and laughter. 

The word lucky appears in over 50 posts. I think of myself as a fortunate person, and it shows. Maybe it should show even more!
Congratulations to Shayla and Nok on their wedding yesterday and for the upcoming birth of their first son. You two are surrounded by love and laughter. You will do well!

Gratitude with a T

Today

Tomorrow

Truth

Thoughts

Teeth

Tongues

Tapas

Thunderstorms

Treats

Tricks

Twosomes

Threesomes

Transgression

Thymus

Toast

Talent

Talking

Tables

Tangents

Teddy bears

Toggle buttons

Tempests

Tea pots

Tea

T-shirts

Tarts

Tartness

Tampons

Torridness

Trash cans

Thyme

Time

Torpor

Trouble

Troopers

Thrift

Throws

Turkey

Trust

Thankfulness

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How am I spending my Summer vacation? Well. Very well.

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So, what the fuck have I been doing all Summer?   It’s a fair question. It is.   Really, though, I haven’t been “doing” much at all. Metalsmithing. Reading. Driving up and down I-5. Buying silver wire. Raising my new … Continue reading