Gratitude


I am grateful for 45 minutes spent making a place for recycling bins that’s not on the kitchen floor today. Why did it take me so long to do this project?

I am grateful for date night. We went out for dinner, then walked around some of the beaches on Dallas Road just south of downtown. It’s really pretty down there. 

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I am grateful for a quiet day.

I am grateful for some cooler weather. 

I am grateful for pizza.

I am grateful for time spent sorting out our camping stuff, and getting excited about some camping we’re planning to do this weekend.

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I am grateful for a butterfly, I think a brand new one, that Farley and the rest of his friends at daycare were checking out this morning.

I am grateful to be able to meet Julie for lunch some days. We went for sushi today.

I am grateful for dinner outside in our backyard.

I am grateful for time spent reading with Farley, and then being read to by Cooper tonight.

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I am grateful for a great morning. We had a buddy of Farley’s over for a sleepover. I made pancakes. It was nice.

I am grateful for a great afternoon. We packed up beach towels, pbj’s, life jackets and a canoe and spent the better part of a hot sunny day in or beside Elk lake.

I am grateful for a relaxed evening. A simple dinner and lots of time spent reading with each of my boys.

I am grateful for Julie. Not too long ago we crossed the threshold where our relationship is older than we were when it began. I’ve known more of this life with her than without. I’m grateful that we’ve invested the effort to grow and tend our relationship. I’m grateful for the dumb luck that contributed to me being in the right place at the right time with her, too.

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I am grateful for a spectacular sight in the sky; I’ve never seen a rainbow occur within a cloud, but we all did today, looking out our kitchen window.

I am grateful for a fun and delicious evening out with a few other families to celebrate one of Coop’s pal’s birthday.

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I am grateful for drywall repair, and ordering up paint that matches the old paint nicely, and a successful little wall repair project that made it look like double stick tape never cussed up the wall in the suite in our house.

I am grateful for pizza.

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I am grateful for an opportunity to take part in a bit of Coop’s field trip to a farm today.

I am grateful for a Halifax donair I enjoyed at a place I’ve passed by a gazillion times but only had the chance to try for he first time today.

I am grateful for a kid free night. I went and saw Spotlight. It was good. I saw it at the movie theatre at the Student’s Union Building at UVic. I have a lot of great memories there. It is good to be back now and again.

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I am grateful for the kindness of strangers. A while ago a friend of a friend of a friend on Facebook who likes to draw other folks from photos posted online said they were looking for men to draw. Another friend tagged me in that post. The artist asked for my consent to be drawn and I eagerly agreed, and today I was tagged in a post that’s a drawing of yours truly. I’m flattered and honoured. Thanks, Belinda!

I am grateful for Farley, who was grateful for 5 big strawberries on his fingers.