This week, in The Next Chapter‘s tour through The Happy Book, it’s all about gratitude. The activity as printed suggests actually writing thank you notes, but I haven’t had time this week to do that, nor do I feel entirely comfortable sharing them publicly, so I’m doing something a little different…
Thank you for working again. I missed you so, so much.
Thank you for making me stop and take notice of the myriad small, everyday, but beautiful things…Things like this:
Thank you for writing down what you knew about yoga, and for teaching. I am so grateful it survived all these centuries between your time and mine, as it simply makes life better, which I’m sure you knew.
Thank you for the awesome walnut fudge you brought back for me from your mini-vacation. It is wonderfully rich and tasty, and, as such, automatically inspires moderation, something I’ve recently been lacking when it comes to sweets.
Thank you for looking out for me. Because of you I met yet another savings goal this week. Hooray! And we will not celebrate by going on a spending spree, but by going to hang out at the lake this weekend with some books, a journal, and my camera.
Dear Car (a.k.a. Daisy Blue):
Thank you for getting me to and from work every day, and everywhere else I need to go. I promise I will clean you up tomorrow. I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting that. And next week I’ll put you in the shop for an oil change and check-up.
Thank you for the love you bestow and laughs you inspire every single day. I love your little furry faces!
I could go on and on and on, but I think I’ll stop here. It has been, despite some emotional dips and quietude on my part, a happy week.
Have a great weekend, everyone!