Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I am grateful.

I'm having a day. A feels bad, where's a hole I can crawl into kind of day. There are maybe a thousand reasons why I am having this day, and I'm not talking about any of them. But I've done enough sulking, it's not helping anything, and I need to get in a better place. So I ran (2 miles, 2 days in a row, progress) and now I'm going to list the things I am grateful for.

I am grateful for:
God, because I have felt His closeness at every moment, even when I'm blind to His plan for me (which is also at every moment).
My oldest daughter who just now came up to me and hugged me, even though I am sweaty from my run, because she saw me crying.
My two younger kids who've been playing well with each other all day.
Death Cab For Cutie, because Codes and Keys is really beautiful, particularly "Unobstructed Views" which I am listening to on repeat.
Pencils with good erasers.
Notebooks with hard covers.
The scratchy sound a pencil makes when writing words in a notebook.
Clean bathrooms.
My sunglasses.
Warm weather.
My legs, especially when they're running, but also because I have both of them.
My friends.
My family.
Twitter, because many of you have become my friends and family.
Wine, and I don't care what you think.
Diet Coke.
Hot showers.
Cold sheets.
Bare feet.
Lip gloss.
The coo of the mourning dove.
New ideas.

xo. kb.


  1. This just hit FB right after I read your post-

    She can deal with stress and carry heavy burdens. She smiles when she feels like screaming, and she sings when she feels like crying. She cries when she's happy and laughs when she's afraid. Her love is unconditional. There's only one thing... wrong with her.... She forgets what she's worth! So, post to her wall to remind her that she's unique, SPECIAL, and loved! Now...tell at least 10 crazy girlfriends you love them...including me! If you get 5 back, then You're loved by your girls! So, here is yours..

    And, while usually I don't do these- it felt like I should share.

  2. Julie, you're like the queen of what I need to hear, exactly when I need to hear it today. Thank you.