Since I haven’t posted my daily gratitude photos here daily, here are a few of them.
This is my friend’s dog, Butch. He loves me and I him. I am a dog person without a dog. Butch sat on my lap tonight, left white wiry hairs all over me. I am grateful for dog cuddle time when I get it. (Texture: GratitudeScratched by Kim Klassen)
I am so grateful that my daughters can swim. Just a year and a half ago they were both hesitant about putting their faces in the water. Now, they are proficient in freestyle, back stroke and are learning butterfly; they jump eagerly into the deep end and are learning to dive; they love playing in the water, going down the water slides, and doing somersaults and flip tuns. I am grateful for the wonderful swim instructors at the Y that have taught them so well.
I had to make a trip downtown today and wandered through the new green space there. It was sunny. It was warm. And there were roses blooming, in November, in Ohio. So grateful for this unexpected beauty gracing my day. Oh, and bokeh, ahhhh, bokeh.
I am grateful for the progress my oldest daughter has made in school, all the teachers that work with her, and all the hard work that she puts in.
I am so grateful for the laughter that this little girl brings into my life. Just before I pushed the shutter button, she was cracking up at dinner last night. You can see the imp in here eye. She has a wicked sense of humor and is not afraid to use it. When she gets a serious look on her face, we all know that belly laughs will abound. I am grateful for the music of the laughter of family and friends when we gather together.
Today I am grateful for my friend, MJ, and her poetry. We’ve been writers’ group together for over 10 years now and through MJ, I have gained an added understanding and appreciation for poetry. It was a pleasure to go out last evening and listen to her when she was the featured reader at the Poetry Forum.