I was totally and completely wiped today – health stuff – so I spent most of the day in bed.
When I got up this evening, I managed a shower and picked up Sara and Henry from the park where they had taken a stroll to make a super speedy grocery store run.
Upon returning home, it was time to conjure up some dinner.
It goes without saying that dinner on sick days is not Miss Julia’s Beef Bourguignon – but y’all just keep thinking that IS dinner on non-sick days. 😉
As it was, the plan was yummy GF mini ham and salami subs.
So I was in the kitchen in my worn-out super loved Grateful Dead apron with Pandora playing Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic” – one of my all-time favorite songs.
And I was looking out our window at the park that is so pretty now.
I had just talked to my husband and we were about to sit down together for the evening once I was finished.
I was also texting my Al.
Sara was downstairs wrapping up her schoolwork for the year.
Henry was at my feet, hoping I would drop something – a safe bet.
Our Mom had messaged me checking on me earlier in the day, as she and our GJ and my Dad often do.
I was singing and watering my many plants as I was working.
And I was just overcome with a feeling of profound gratitude for my life. . .
While I certainly wish my health situation and all was different (of course), still I am incredibly blessed with so so much to be thankful for – and I am.
I have a wonderful family and my bestie and friends and our hippie hut and church and this great life and so many of the things that I hoped and prayed for.
It’s so important – especially for spoonies – not to miss our blessings because we are looking only at our problems. Our problems are so overwhelming at times that it is easy to do, especially on weeks when the news is not pretty and it seems that the stresses just keep coming.
So, I just wanted to take a moment to say “Thank You” for the good stuff too.
Be well, everybody.
Grace and Blessings.