Pause,Breathe, and Take Stock 2017-25

This is where I grew up.  This is where I am. This is reason enough to pause and count my blessings.  It’s not that I grew up with a lot.  I didn’t.  Well, wait a minute.  Yes, I did.  I grew up with a lot of siblings.  I grew up with a lot of space.  I grew up with a lot of responsibility.  I grew up with a lot of stimulation. And, I grew up with a lot of encouragement. All that other STUFF is highly over-rated.  I’m back on my home turf feeling relaxed,  and loved, and with plenty of room to breathe.

So here’s a few more more things that brought me joy this week, in no particular order.

  • A Pinterest idea for making s’mores in a sugar ice cream cone.  I can’t wait to they This.
  • A new tent, that sets up in 5 minutes and has a closet.
  • A family where late-comers will be accommodated. Yes, you are welcomed to join.  You know.  Whenever. 
  • A granddaughter to SnapChat with.  I love your silly faces Miss S.
  •  Taste of Chicago at Lunch break. (That’s me in a virtual photo-boom.)
  • Audible books so I can “read” while I drive.
  • A super-successful book club meeting organized by Karen.   Can’t wait to have more!
  • Friends to share my journeys.  A special thanks to Joan and Julie this week.

That’s just a few off the top of my heart.  What brings you bliss this week?  I love how your comments remind me of more reasons to be thankful.