Well, despite the best of intentions, I did not Fill the Thank Full last week. But I am today, so onward and upward and other such bits of positive pep talk! Without further ado, today I am thankful for:
The vibrant and varied colors of vegetables: the orange of carrots, the green of celery, the yellow-beige of garlic, the white of onion, the dirty cream of parsnips, the red of tomatoes, the brown of lentils, the dark green of spinach (even though I didn’t add it to the soup pot).
The strength of my muscles (and being able to do way too many reps of biceps curls, which means it is time to increase the weight).
The consistency with which my younger cat, ELF (Evil Little Fucker), supervises my workouts even though it often means that she rubs her head against my face while I’m trying to hold modified plank or superman pose.
Well structured rites of passage. I saw two this weekend. One the retirement of an almost 80 year old from active involvement with a decidedly secular and activist organization, the other for young teens beginning the journey toward adulthood at a church.
Goofy team challenges on what my husband refers to as SparkCult. (SparkPeople).
Being able to sit with a grumpy mood and not feeling like I have to fix it.
Working out to songs like: Bust a Move, Bucky Done Gun, I Like it Rough, Goody Two Shoes, RockTthis Town, Modern Love, Work It, Head, Boom, Give It To Me Baby, Gold Digger, If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night), Respect Yourself, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Freak Nasty- Da Dip, Back in the Day, Sugar Daddy.
Not getting in the car once today even though I went out and about.
That Richard, the older cat, did not puke today. He regularly pukes due to an intense fluffy undercoat- he’s part Maine Coone, so I’m told). He pukes so regularly that we have become inured to the sight and smell. So I’m damn grateful he didn’t puke today.
Getting clearer on what kind of volunteer/service work I need to do and what kind I shouldn’t do ever again.
Cracking the whip on my own ass so that I spent some time writing.
The opportunity to watch someone on major pain meds for a horribly painful health problem manage to gracefully deal with public speaking even though the meds made this person spacey and prone to sentences full of odd pauses and unintentional switches that meant the opposite of what s/he wanted to say.
May you find time to fill the Thank Full.