It was a new day and a new week, and there were new things to be thankful for on this second day of November. Nothing out of the ordinary happened today, but that’s what made it all the more special. I really do enjoy and value those simple, ordinary moments, especially now. Here are but a few of them:
- I am thankful for my current job for many reasons, but today, I appreciated it for allowing me to be present for my youngest daughter. I work completely from home, and this fact meant that I could work and tend to my daughter who was home ill today. In the past, I often was torn between going to work and leaving my daughters in the care of my parents, their father, or a babysitter, but now, I no longer have to make that decision. I can be there for my daughters and my employer, and that is definitely a reason to give thanks.
- Speaking of my job, I am grateful that a new pilot project that was launched today went smoothly. Change, even when it is positive, is still just that, a change. So, I was relieved when my initial anxieties were put to rest with the first successful call.
- I am grateful for moments of normalcy, when I forget about cancer. At times, it feels like the weight of this pink clad disease is crushing me physically, emotionally, and spiritually. So, during those minutes and hours when I feel like the same big-hearted, quirky girl I was before cancer entered my life, I feel such a sense of peace.
- As I drove home this evening from my ex-husband’s home, I silently gave thanks for the music that blared from my satellite radio. More specifically, I grinned with joy and gratitude, as I accompanied Eddie Vedder in a live rendition of Pearl Jam’s “An Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town”. I love that song, and tonight, it felt like it loved me right back.
It was a good day indeed.
Just one thing each day. . .
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