I am grateful for an exquisite last morning for Mel and her girls. And I’m grateful that not even an impossibly grumpy teenage daughter (only with me of course, but it’s not me, it has to be her, I mean I’m so calm and non reactive) could take away my joy at an early morning walk on the river. But I am especially grateful today for Mel’s visit because her calm demeanour always makes me realise how full on I am. And how accepting I have become of me.
I am grateful for perfectly still saturday mornings. For the view from the bench that should bear my name. But mostly I am grateful that it still takes my breath away.
I am so grateful today for living on the river. Not only is it a gentle place to live, but it means Jem gets to sail on it every friday afternoon. It is so beautiful to watch all the little sailing boats in the late afternoon sun, especially knowing my daughter is on one of them.
I get to drive along this river every single day. I am extremely grateful that this is my route to virtually everywhere, including Kate and Jem’s school. I am grateful because it takes just 3 mins. And because it gives me a moments pause to reflect on the things I should or shouldn’t have said.