The flowers and trees and seedlings are growing so fast right now you can practically watch them - good signs of abundance and hope and normalcy
I have the time to be in my house and my yard and I love my house and my yard. I long for “boring” days at home all year long.
my boys researched and planned and executed a great art project this week as a birthday gift for one of our dearest friends and neighbors who are like family - so much love in the doing and the giving and the receiving
I am extremely grateful for the family that I have grown up with. My family has always been super caring and understanding of any mistakes I make. They always try to support me in any way that they can while also giving me a feeling of independence.
I am super grateful for where I live as well. I feel like Washington is where I belong. So many people that share the same political views as me as well as the beautiful sights to see.
I am super grateful to have such supportive friends. My friends have always been super supportive of my decisions in terms of a career path as well as my hobbies! Many of them join me in my hobbies and it makes whatever I'm doing feel like it has validation.
Having a job this period is so important. First of all it keeps me busy and active for half a day. Then the nature of my job allows me to be helpful for other people who are going through intense feelings at the moment. Finally, a job offers me security both financially and socially.I'm grateful for my job.
I'm grateful for my partner. He is there to offer me a hug at night, a laugh during the day, a discussion on what is important and intense feelings when values are being compromised. He makes me breakfast in the morning after I have served coffee. At nights he makes the best salads in the world. He is smart, funny and helpful in times of need.
I'm grateful for covid19. It sounds strange but it kinda forced me to use my anxiety in a new and productive way. I was always avoiding therapy through telephone. Now I feel I have overcome this barrier of anxiety as I work from home and I'm on the phone with clients for the most part of my workday. It also gave me the opportunity to spend more time with my partner who is also working from home. In 6 months I have seen him more times than I have seen him in eight years. Lastly, I allowed myself to utilise time otherwise spent outside, by doing creative work on setting up my business, upskilling, daily physical exercise.
Elderly parents are a blessing. It’s there time to reap the rewards of all their sacrifice, to receive thank you’s and amends from their children, and to get and give unconditional loved be from their grand children.
America and it’s people are a special breed. Never in the history of mankind has there ever been a more freedom loving, industrious, pragmatic and principled all inclusive tribe.
Friends are 1) the universes way of saying - “good job” , 2) a reflection of our true essence, and 3) a reminder that principals and love are the real currency of life.
Our family is following safe Covid 19 protocols...wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands, so we are doing what we can to protect ourselves and others from Covid infection, and helping to stop the spread of this dreaded Pandemic.
We are thinking and acting more creatively: making face masks out of hand me down shirts or recycled pillow cases, taking seeds from fruits and vegetables we eat (ie. apples, limes, lemons, tomatoes, potatoes, and bell peppers,) and planting them in planters or in our garden, and making and jarring homemade jam from the figs in our backyard fig tree.
We are enjoying noticing more bird species in our backyard, some of which we hadn’t useen since just after Hurricane Harvey!