On being grateful…

I end this month of posting things I’m grateful about a lot more aware of what a wonderful life I have, and I don’t say that lightly, and I don’t say that to brag. And I didn’t “earn” it, either. I spent the weekend with people I love, doing fun things. I laughed. A lot. …

On being grateful…

…yesterday, I was grateful for this salad. I know I whine about my schedule (a lot), and that’s pretty lame (a lot) because I actually have no one to blame for my schedule, but me. Yet still I whine. On Tuesday, I went from advising two students about next semester, to a class I left …

On being grateful…

…it wouldn’t be a fruitful first week of gratitude if I didn’t say how much I appreciate having friends. And not just “friends,” but, more specifically, girlfriends, like girlfriends you can call to share a bump in the road, and they drop everything and appear at your front door in minutes. With wine — which you …

On being grateful…

You knew it wouldn’t be very deep into the month before I included these two, didn’t you? My time spent with the youngest grandchildren is both exhausting and invigorating. Grandchildren let you revisit your own childhood. You get to be silly. You get to turn cartwheels, make up stories, and create tents from bedclothes. I …

November means Thanksgiving, and groaning tables and sharing and…

…being grateful, of course. So this month, I’m going to try something that’s pretty corny and I’ll probably regret it but: Every day this month, I’m going to write about something for which I am grateful. Today? I am grateful for second winds. I’ve been sucking wind these past few days, unable to rev up to my usual …