Since moving back from Montana, it has been easy to grumble about the heat, the lack of fall color, the heat, the scorpions, and the heat.
When I find myself grumbling a bit too much, I pause, collect my thoughts, and give thanks for all the good stuff. Gratitude softens my heart as we sit in our air-conditioned house and paint fall colors for the windows.
Gratitude changes everything.
I’m thankful for the one member of our family who can calm us all down,
for first day jitters, and bravery to get through them,
for fall colors inside the house when there are none to be found outside,
for the library, good books, and coffee in my favorite mug,
for the local coffee shop and almond milk lattes,
for my not-so-little girl and twilight scooter rides,
for helping hands in the kitchen, and nourishing energy bites for our school days.
What are you thankful for lately?