Gratitude Monday: A grateful mourning

This morning I finished A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara.  Wrestler #1 recommended A LITTLE LIFE months ago, maybe even around the 1st of the year.  Finally, I picked it up.  This is bound to be my favorite book of 2016.  It is hopeful and mournful at the same time.  It made me cry from the guts out, and it made me appreciate all the love in my life, and how we never really know anyone, that there are always secrets too tender to share.
Yanagihara skill a turning research into story is exceptional.  Wow!  Thank you Hanya Yanagihara and Thank you Wrestler #1. I grieve the loss these characters already.

Here are a few more things on my gratitude list, in no particular order:

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Another grandchild turning the corner into teenhood, and still loving his Legos.webs - 2 (1)

[icon name=”sun-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]The ability to bind in yoga. Yoga that gets me centered and moving forward.

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Feedback from my Women of Midlife  Facebook group, who l-o-v-e love my book cover.  And one piece of constructive criticism about the text kerning, that I may have never notice, without her keen eye.  Love the Women of Midlife.  You’re the best.

Cooler, but not cool weather.

Boiron eye drops.  These are the best for soothing my poor allergy beset eyes.

[icon name=”vine” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]Tomatoes, basil, and cucumbers  fresh from the gardens.

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Neighbors and dinner in the backyard.

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] The prayer box from CoCo.  So many prayers to add this week.

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Good Samaritans everywhere.  CeCi’s car broke down, and while we tried to get it running, many people stopped to help.

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What’s on your gratitude list?  Please share the big and the small.