Happy Thursday! I am grateful to be alive right now, sitting comfortably in my favorite rocking chair with a beloved cat friend curled up on my lap, a hot mug full of strong coffee at the end of my arm and a life overflowing with gifts to appreciate. I’m grateful for my sweetest of spouses and every moment I get to spend with her, for lots of fun work and having all the right tools to get it done, for my dear family, the best friends in the world, capable, good-natured coworkers and all the ways Spirit shows up in my days and brings me joy and laughter and love. I’m grateful for being greeted by a beautiful display of texture and color when I arrive home from work these late winter days, for the persistence and insistence of these powerful little explosions of vibrant life in the yard, proving to me that you can blossom and shine right where you’re planted regardless of the so-called odds. I am blessed and I am grateful. Peace and blessings.