Looking on the bright side

One of the main reasons I do these gratitude posts on Mondays is to remind me that I have so much that is good in my life. This can be an especially valuable reminder on Mondays — our culture has built up a sense of dread about starting the week, so this is my attempt to counteract that. Not always easy, especially when I’m having a rough day. Or a rough week.
all out and all in

So here are a few bright spots in this day:

  • The temperature is under 80°, and it’s breezy. Yes, it’ll be back above 90° later this week, but right now, it’s lovely.
  • The part to fix our broken toilet was about $2.75 with tax, and the toilet is working now.
  • Verizon Wireless support on Twitter is trying to help me get my data plan sorted out after much frustration on my part. (Fruitlessly, it turns out, but they tried.)
  • My friends encourage me on rough days.
  • I got lovely new art supplies last week and took some time to play a bit this weekend!

What are you grateful for this week?

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  1. And you have beautiful handwriting :). You could make your own font.

    Yay for the good things. It’s so easy to focus on all that’s going wrong. I applaud your efforts to undermine that tendency. Small steps will make the world a better place (for you if no one else :)).

  2. Beautiful post. Good things for me this morning: It rained last night so it’s lovely and cool this morning. Garden is producing beautiful food. I’m volunteering for a great event, the Northern Gila County Fair and I have a lot to do!

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