Gratitude Spiral: Day 116

Today, I’m grateful for all the video chat apps, like Zoom, Facetime, & Skype.

In this time of self-quarantining and social-distancing, they’re a great help in preventing social isolation. I visited with chorus-mates on Zoom this past week, used Xroom to meet with friends, and even “Facetimed” with my octogenarian parents. Though nothing really replaces a hug, these will do for now. 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 98

Today, I’m grateful for the word “no.”

It’s a word I don’t use often enough, although I do use it more than I used to. In a world of too much busy-ness, information overload, and a whole lot of FOMO (fear of missing out), sometimes the best thing for our personal well-being, as well as for the greater good, is to step back and just say “no.” It can be a hard lesson to learn.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 69

Today I’m grateful for my massage therapist.

Years ago, I would never have considered getting a therapeutic massage. But these days they’re a part of my regular self-care. I’ve found a therapist who knows how to be gentle when needed and to really work at my tight neck and back muscles, too. What a blessing!

What are you grateful for today?