Gratitude Spiral: Day 171

Today, I’m grateful for moving day.

Today, we move my parents from our childhood home, where they’ve lived for more than 50 years, to a small apartment nearby. It’s stressful and sleep wasn’t easy last night, but it’s a good day. 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 170

Today, I’m grateful for the beginning of planting season. The frosty mornings are hopefully past and there’s warmer weather ahead. I’m looking forward to planting my vegetable garden and maybe some new bushes or perennials.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 169

Today, I’m grateful for the means to repair the wind chime that my brother gave me many years ago.

It’s been battered by the New England weather and is not much to look at anymore. The metal pipes have detached; the strings have broken. But a little nylon fishing thread and wood glue work wonders. I hope to hang it today and hear its music again. 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 168

Today, I’m grateful for my first daughter, born on this date more than 30 years ago.

Who could’ve imagined the beautiful, independent woman she’d become! I count her among my greatest blessings. 🙂

Who are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 166

Today, I’m grateful for the gift of Mother’s Day plants delivered by one of my daughters yesterday.

It’s been colder than normal in New England this spring, so I can’t plant them in the ground yet. There’s a threat of frost one night this coming week. But I look forward to adding them to my gardens. 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 165

Today, on this Mother’s Day, I’m grateful for my mother’s sewing cabinet.

It’s too big for my mother to bring to her new apartment, so the cabinet, made by my father in 1970, has a new home in my craft room, next to my sewing machine. I’m thankful for it and for all the use my mother got out of it as she made clothes for her five kids.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 163

Today, I’m grateful for new batteries in my guitar.

I bought myself a new guitar months ago. It’s got a built-in tuner — something I’ve never had before. Twice now, I’ve mistakenly left it on and depleted the batteries. I’m happy to have a new pair of batteries that I hope to take better care of this time. Now I can tune up and play on. . .

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 162

Today, I’m grateful for a cup of sugar borrowed from a neighbor.

It’s not for me. It’s for the hummingbirds I hope to see at my hummingbird feeder. I bought a new feeder this year and didn’t realize I was out of sugar. In these days of quarantining, I’m not going to run out to the store just for sugar. But a call out to my neighbors brought a swift reply. So, really, I’m grateful for the neighbor who supplied me, and, in turn, the hummingbirds, with the sweet supply.

What are you grateful for today?