Sunday, April 8, 2012

Springtime Gratitude List

Grateful for my life, full of opportunities for me to be in grace.  I hereby witness those closest to me:

  • my hunky hubby of 21 years - my driver, mender of fences and lifelong companion
  • my son, if he lives like he plays "Settlers of Catan" he is a man to be reckoned with
  • my son's girl, with a heart of gold, so generous, she'll give you her last bit of chocolate
  • my borrowed daughter whose fortitude is beyond measure continues to inspire me; her sisters and mothers --   I couldn't have dreamt I'd have such incredible women in my life;  I couldn't imagine my life without them.
  • my in-laws who didn't mind too much I wasn't around for Easter Sunday partying
  • my mother-in-law and neighbor who took care of the unthinkable, with grace and love
  • my own family so far away, who still hold a place at the table for me on the holidays
  • my dear long-time friends:  for bracelets and eggs and save the dates and  children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and mermaids
  • my dance book club tribettes -- for taking a pause with me
  • my curiosity that found book of poetry... and myself amongst the dusty pages
  • my discipline for only buying $130 worth of fabrics  (yikes!)
  • my own courage to click the "Buy Now" button and be gone from my normal life for a week to dance and explore more opportunities for me to be in grace.

Gratitude to Julia Morgan and the Berkeley City Club for a wonderful weekend