The In-Between: Gratitude in Ordinary Time

My little Daily Sampler snark is kind of a part of my schtick.  It’s not fake, that’s really a part of me, and I let my sarcasm flag fly because it’s fun for me, and hopefully also fun for you.  There are softer, gooey sides to me that I like expressing too, especially when it comes to the reality of life and trying to live it right.  Seriously, I think it’s so important to remember what’s important in life.  I had one of those moments today.

It wasn’t a major situation or some kind of good or bad news that got me thinking about it, it was in spite of being injured, in spite of not being able to do as much as I’d like today, in spite of not yet finding a job to keep my days busy.  It dawned on me despite any other negative thought I could conjure up, that I am grateful.  I’m grateful for my family that I miss, for the opportunity to rest my back today, to be able to connect with friends online, and for the supremely tasty apple I had for breakfast.  It was one of those beautiful moments when despite anything else your crazy brain can muster up to upset you, you’re slammed with a giant wad of gratitude.  It felt good.  (PS gratitude is best in “giant wads,” trust me.)

On the topic of gratitude, a friend posted this on Facebook and I thought it was kind of awesome.

How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex, and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps (Huffington Post) – Don’t act like you’re not intrigued.  Who doesn’t want all that?  Click through, and you’ll see it’s actually an 8-step process to remember how to stop waiting for life to be perfect.  My favorite is #1.

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I was also grateful when I stumbled upon a post from Pink Canuck, which totally fits the theme of The In-Between and expressed so nicely exactly what’s been on my mind lately.  It’s comforting to know there are other people out there who are also 29.

On Turning 30 and Not Having Children – I’m probably starting to make my parents nervous about their future grandparenthood haha.  All in good time, all in good time…

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