November 9, 2022

It’s no secret that I hate packing lunches. Unless I’m putting away leftovers and take the time to set aside something for myself, I will only bring something if it’s easy to grab and go. Lately it’s been carrots. Unpeeled and straight from the bag. I have peanut butter in my desk drawer, so it’s not completely crazy. Lazy, yes, but carrots and peanut butter taste yummy. Until I’m extra hungry, which I was today. Thankfully, I am not even close to wasting away. And it made me think of this picture, which makes me laugh. I’m always grateful for finding things that make me laugh.

November 3, 2022

Some days it’s hard to identify something for which to be grateful. The day is long, tough, or frustrating, and gratitude is not the top of the list. Some days it gets to the evening, and I have to stop and really think about it.

That’s when I think through my day and focus on the small things. A brilliant sunrise on the way to work with heavy clouds that seem close enough to touch. A good coffee. Laughter from coworkers teasing each other in the afternoon. Leftover Halloween candy. Happy puppy greetings after work. Impromptu dinner out with my guy.

November 2, 2022

On the way to work, I stumbled upon a Christmas channel on my radio. What?! It’s November but it still seems too soon for Christmas stuff. I’m not quite ready yet. Maybe it’s that our weather is still mild. I’m sure once we get cold, I’ll change my mind on Christmas.

Work has still been crazy. Two of my colleagues admitted that they also go to therapy and spend most of the time talking about work. Maybe we need a staff counselor. Ha. It probably sounds awful, but I’m thankful that I’m not the only one stressed at work. At least I know it’s not that I just can’t handle it. Misery loves company. I am really hoping that it gets better soon.

I’m also thankful for my sister-in-law who reached a personal milestone today. She’s worked hard on a personal issue and she’s crushing it.

I’m thankful, too, for another good massage, peanut butter cups, and fluffy socks.