0018. giving thanks
Taking the time to reflect is one of the best habits I've acquired in my old(er) age. It started after a work project snuck up on me and consumed a month in an unimaginable way. Once it was over I felt like I hadn't done anything besides that, but upon reflection I realized I was pretty wrong. When I don't take the time to review + reflect I miss the little things that make up life and I don't ever want that to be the case.
This year has been more wonderful than I could have ever imagined. I didn't travel the world like I'd envisioned when I first started dreaming up my sabbatical year, but I did have once in a lifetime experiences, traveled with family, and got to be with my dad when he most needed me. I'm so grateful for everything + everyone, specifically:
+ My family and getting to spend quality time with them.
+ My best monkey friend and celebrating six years together(!).
+ Our friends, who make me laugh so much and would always rather be outside than anywhere else.
+ Getting to be with my sweet little Cookie monster during her last moments. And the other old and new pups in my life.
+ My homes. Don't actually have one, but we have people we love willing and happy to let us overstay our welcome.
+ Health and my body (legs, eyes, hands, etc) which allow me to do all the things I love.
+ Nature and a collection of magical encounters.
+ Our planet and all the beautiful places I was able to visit.
+ This space and having the time to finally bring it to fruition.
+ You. If you are reading, from the bottom of my heart - thank you!
What are you thankful for? Have a wonderful holiday/weekend!