Hello Monday! Hello Memorial Day 2016! I am grateful to be alive on this beautiful morning, for being appreciated by a sweet cat, sipping hot coffee, looking through photos of flowers and counting my blessings. I’m grateful for my family and the ways we support each other and how much we love each other. I’m grateful for my bicycle and the joy I get from even thinking about the fun I have riding it. I’m grateful for all the flowers and plants in the yard, the textures and colors, for gentle breezes and cool evenings on the patio. I’m grateful for purple and green and blue and red and yellow and all the colors and all the variations and shades and hues. I’m grateful for my beloved spouse and the amazing way light shines as her, for her smiles and laughter and happiness. I’m grateful for a return to the comfort of my Sunday rituals, for being present and witness to an inspiring message from our minister at Ahava, for visiting my favorite Indian restaurant after being absent for a few weeks.  I’m grateful for some rest and self-care and the peace in knowing I don’t have to control anything – that a force much greater than myself has got it all in-hand. Life is good and I am grateful. What are you grateful for today?

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