Dreams really do come true. Keep dreaming!
Having an attitude of gratitude doesn’t mean that every word coming out of my mouth is thank you, sometimes it’s, oh crap!
Like this morning, when I looked outside and the adult in me realized I had to go out and shovel…again! At the same time the little kid in me wanted to stay inside and play.
But since I live on a busy street with lots of walkers, the adult in me will always (generally) win. So leaving a waiting coffee mug and pot of still warm and freshly made steel-cut Irish oatmeal, I donned my shoveling gear (black somewhat salt-stained Ugg boots, black almost knee-length down coat, red and grey snowflake mittens, and black and white patterned scarf) and headed outside. Even with it being a cloudy 28-degree day, I still needed to wear sunglasses – as the snow does an effective job as nature’s understudy for a sometimes rather truant sun.
With my well-worn shovel in hand, I easily cleared a single path down the length of my driveway, and returned to my garage to start another path. I looked down as I lined up my shovel and discovered some tiny rabbit tracks in the snow that led in the direction of my backyard. And in that split second, my ‘oh crap’ became a ‘thank you.’
All my senses became alive as I fully experienced and soaked up the moment.
As I type these words sitting all cozy and unbundled at my kitchen table, I’m happy to report that both the adult and the kid in me are indeed alive and well today. I’m savoring a fresh steaming cup of coffee goodness and some outstanding wild blueberry decked oatmeal.
The gift of a Saturday at home beckons to me, as does a brand-spanking new gratitude journal. I have much to do today before I hit my pillow and call it a day.
But first, a moment of gratitude. Want to join me?