Hello dearest muffin berries!
We are here and it is Friday and we are alive and maybe some of us have even gotten to drink coffee already.
I was thinking today about this email chain I used to have with about eight other friends, all living in different cities, that we affectionately called The Gratefuls. Every day we would write three things that we were grateful for. It could be anything under the sun (or moon) — the only rule was to avoid repeats. It went on pretty consistently for about a year and a half. In that time, one of us had a baby, one of us took a trip around the world, one of us had a brain tumor removed, and two of us fell in love.
It is sometimes the hardest and most simple thing, to conjure up three things you are thankful to have in your life, every single day. It feels especially hard, and especially necessary, right now.
Can I tell y’all something? I’ve had a pretty tough month. I had a big job shake-up, which has required me to spend many hours at various governmental offices with multiple umlauts in their names, plus lean on my friends/partner for support in ways I’m not usually comfortable with (I’m used to being the leanee, not the leaner!). It feels self-focused to admit that I’m struggling, considering errrrrrything else going on in the world, but there you have it.
So. Instead of three, I’m going to name five things I’m grateful for this week:
- Moonlight, and that it won the Oscar for Best Picture (even though I think the Academy should dedicate a special broadcast to the cast and crew so they get their much-deserved moment in the spotlight).
- This rose in my kitchen window that I thought was dead until it suddenly bloomed.
- Crispy M&Ms.
- This building that looks like it has a face that I came across unexpectedly today.
- Hot water.
Cool cool awesome sweet now it’s your turn! Name three (or five, or however many) things you’re grateful for too. If you’re having trouble thinking of one, just look down at what you’re wearing (or not wearing). Shoes, for example, are a great place to start.
Other topics open for discussion: why is the best part of the muffin the top? Who else is watching One Day at a Time? What’s the best thing you’ve ever done on your birthday?
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