Monthly Archives: November 2007

Gratitudes

Gratitudes: After the Money’s Gone, Christmas Blahs

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

1. I am grateful for our fireplace. I love having a warm fire on these chilly nights.
2. I am grateful for my current housecleaning company. They are reliable even if they are expensive. (Liberal guilt aside….)
3. I am grateful to the person who fixed the printer at work today — it broke down; it was so frustrating.

It’s the Christmas season and I have the “Holiday Blahs.” As much as I love Christmas, I am ambivalent about it this year. Perhaps it’s because I’m feeling rather broke, saving money for Ireland. The idea of shopping fills me with dread, however. I don’t look forward to buying things.

I am wearing a holiday sweatshirt today to try to get into the mood. I am also going to start going through my Christmas sock collection.

Gratitudes

Gratitudes: Letting the Days Go By

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

1. I am grateful for the YMCA’s track. They keep the temperature at a constant 68, which is perfect for walking. Not too cold and not too hot.
2. I am grateful for the cold weather. I so hate the heat.
3. I am grateful for crystal light drink mix packets.