Today, I’m grateful for a delivery of white illustration boards and special glue.
I’ve been wanting to create a collage using Eric Carle’s painted tissue paper techniques and now I have everything I need. It’ll take some experimenting, but playing around with these will be fun. Can’t wait!
Today, I’m grateful for a new starter in my fifteen-year-old minivan.
Getting stuck with a dead vehicle, parked nose-to-sidewalk, is not fun. Neither is watching every attempt to get it started fail. And then realizing it needs to be towed. But I’m thankful that it could be fixed and that I’ve got it back on the road again. 🙂
Today, I’m grateful for a pandemic-inspired Halloween.
As I put away the Halloween paraphernalia today, I can’t help but admire the way friends and neighbors stepped up to the challenge of celebrating safely this Halloween. Treats were delivered via chutes, on sticks in candy-garden fashion, individually wrapped on help-yourself tables, and hung in grab bags from ropes tied across driveways. More industrious friends planned outdoor games and treasure hunts, and made other activities possible while still socially distancing. It boosts my faith in our ability to adapt in difficult circumstances. 🙂
Today, I’m grateful for this new month of November.
I started this Gratitude Spiral in November of 2019, on Thanksgiving Day. (See the first Gratitude Spiral post here.) So much has happened since then. Who knew there’d be a pandemic, political upheaval, protests, and riots of the magnitude we’ve seen. I’m grateful to have started this daily practice.
Today, I’m grateful for homegrown butternut squash.
After a groundhog ate my one butternut squash plant within a leaf of its life, the plant managed to come back and produce two squashes this summer. The largest of the two broke off the vine during a windstorm, but turned out to be plenty ripe. I’m thankful for being able to enjoy it with almost every meal for the past week. The smaller one has been picked and will be baked soon enough. Yum!