Pause, Breathe, and Take Stock 2017-12

I can see these beauties from my office.

[tweetthis]It’s the first day of spring, free cones at Dairy Queen, and the crocuses are beginning to bloom. Life is good.[/tweetthis]

Here’s a few more things that bring me joy.

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Long walks with Loved-One.  We have a wonderful 2 mile loop that we take.  We like to get out there once a day when the weather is nice.  And the weather is nice enough!

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  An interview for a technical writing gig at a biotech firm.  It’s a bit of a comment, but doable by mass transportation.

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Successful eye surgery.  I’m back to playing my flute.  Seeing better actually makes me understand the music better.  I’m amazed how clear vision is so related to clear thought.

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] The Christmas tree tucked away in its proper place.  Don’t judge, please.  Yes, we packed away all of the decorations months ago, but the tree remained in the living room; almost a permanent fixture.  I considered decorating it for Easter.  We had all kinds of reasons to delay.  Really though, none of those reasons were truly plausible.  Now I can see out the window!

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] A birthday visit with Wrestler #2.  We shared some childhood memories.  His adolescent kids loved that.

[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] The unlimited positive energy of my friend Pat.  She passed away this week.  Diagnosed with cancer last week, the course of her illness was swift and merciful.  I’m so lucky to have met her.  She inspires me to pay it forward, to smile, and to “walk on the sunny side of the street.”

Please leave a comment telling me what makes you smile and give thanks this week.  Your comments always make me think of more ways that I am blessed.  Happy Springtime everyone.