I moved to Madison, Wisconsin, in January of 1998. Two weeks before the Packers won the Superbowl. Which is not germane to this post.
While I was there I did a workshop called The Artist's Way, based on the book by Julia Cameron, bless her all to pieces. Anyway during this time I got into the habit of coming with every day with 5 things I am grateful for.
Here is today's list:
the thingamajig that turns off my coffeemaker when I forget about it and leave the house, which is every day. I also have that function on my iron, curling iron, and flatiron, none of which I ever use. Still, they all make me feel slightly more assured that when I get home from work, home will still be there.
flush toilets. (I mark this one nearly every time. Imagine a world without flush toilets! Gross!)
my parents, who are there for me all the time, and in ways I probably don't even realize. They are watching my daughter for me today so I can work. Gawd I love my parents.
stick-on back pain relief pads. I keep them in my wallet, the console of my car, my cubby at work, and in my backpack. The salonpas ones are the best, and the least expensive. Such a rare combo.
Random, I know. I could go on and on today, I'm feeling pretty grateful. I find that when I do this I feel more content all around.