This morning I am grateful. The feeling is overwhelming with its intensity. I sit here and wonder where it is coming from and the answer is a simple one. It comes from within me.
My morning started with before the alarm went off, always nice. I prefer waking on my own instead of any kind of alarm. Even the sweet sounds of Michael Buble. Don’t get me wrong, because I love that man, and it would be totally different if he was waking me in person. Just saying. Then my baby boy, Toby, met me at the bottom of the stairs and there was some sweet cuddles. Coffee perked as I took out the garbage. It was crisp and dry this morning. When I came back in my coffee was gorgeously hot. YUM!
After snuggling with Prince Hugo and feeding both of my boys I was able to video call with my sister Ali this morning. My lil sis is quite the morning person and Tigger totally comes to mind. She always makes me smile. Then was the amazing task of replying to comments on this blog. My dear friends and fellow bloggers mentioned/featured my blog on their pages. The Edmonton Tourist and The Crowing Cone are two of the most talented and amazing women I know.
Robyn and Joss, thank you for the honor of sharing my blog and more importantly of being part of my life. Ladies you are amazing and I am humbled by your grace.
I was thrilled to have new readers who felt comfortable communicating on my blog! Welcome and Merry Met! I hope you enjoy the blog and that it can help if needed.
My shower consisted of my new mint shampoo and body gel. Yes, I am a walking mass of mint today. Being convinced that others will enjoy it is a bonus when combined with my absolute love of it! Talk about a relaxing and mellowing scent. Yum!
The drive in was nice and smooth as the rain/snow mixture start an hour and half after I got here. Being the third person in the building means I was met with quiet. I was able to catch up with my friend Karen because I was early for my shift. I was able to get some hugs from an incredible friend. My cube greeted me with a clean surface and pictures of Sean. I have several pictures of Sean in my cube and this morning I was so grateful to be greeted by my little brother. To see his smile and to feel him with me I was overcome with emotion.
The feeling of gratefulness even extends to my emotional roller coaster of late. I am grateful beyond belief to be opening myself to my emotions. It isn’t always fun, but they are mine and I accept them. I am still learning how to deal with them and there have been some very overwhelming ones. I have contemplated reverting to my old coping mechanisms, but I haven’t. The reason is, that no matter how scary, they are mine. I will survive them.
Today I am grateful for each breath and for those who helped me get to this point. My family of choice, Ali, Neece, Boop, Jenn, Dan, Pete, and Ellie often carried me when I wanted no more. Then there is Pavel, who I can truly say that without his patience and willingness to work with me instead of following the beaten path, I would not be here. Thanks to my spiritual and my blogging families, without you I wouldn’t have grown as much as I have and so quickly. My birth family I owe so much to as they helped create me, the good and bad. Last I want to thank the universe for giving me the life I have as it has made me the person I am.
Peace, blessings, and thank you dear reader.