This was a bleh week for me. Nothing particularly bad happened to me, nor did anything particularly good happen either. I noticed some of my friends in a funk as well…

I read a quote yesterday-

Never underestimate the big importance of small things (Matt Haig)

I am grateful that I got out of bed every day at my normal time.

I am grateful that I made my bed every day.

I am grateful that I made a cup of tea every morning.

I am grateful that I wrote a blog every morning.

I am grateful that I got on my exercise bike for at least a half hour every day.

I am grateful that I showered and took care of my personal hygiene every day.

I am grateful that I put on clean clothes every day.

These gestures are more important than we realize.

Cut yourself some slack.

50 thoughts on “Gratitude Saturday October 3

  1. Some weeks you have to keep the faith, get the little things taken care of, not take anything personally and dream a little or a lot depending on how you look at the things going on in your neck of the woods.

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  2. I am very grateful that I am on the sidelines of a lot of other people’s drama. I watch but am not part of it and I am very thankful for being boring. This weekend is predicted to be all rain. That’s OK too. I am grateful for my cozy, dry apartment.

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  3. I nearly had a couple meltdowns this week. One due to all the negative fear-mongering in the NYT (note to self: stop reading politics). And then WP foisting the Block Editor even more in my face and making it more difficult, again, to use the classic one. Grr. Feeling much better now. Off to ride the mountain bike today. My writing will get back on track in due time.

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  4. I am thankful you’re a regular blogger! I have much to be thankful for this morning. my short term issue is one of time to write. We are wrapping up our orchard sales this weekend. Take care LA. DM

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  5. In the Martin Seligman book “Flourish” he explains a simple exercise in gratitude. It’s called Three Blessings. At the end of each day, jot down three things that happened in your day that were good. They can be momentous, like a new baby in the family — or tiny like a phone call from a friend. The next step is writing WHY they happened, such as the phone call from a friend because you have a strong relationship. Seligman said that he used this exercise with patients and with his U Penn students. He swears that Three Blessings is just as effective as anti-depressants.

    So, why do I neglect this daily exercise? I got through fits and spurts.

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