I'm trying to think of what to write tonight (see, I'm following through on my promise to write more frequently. This is going to happen!) and I kind of feel stuck. I have several thoughts (yes, several) floating in my head and they may not be kind enough to organize themselves in presentable form before I need to go to sleep. So for now, a paragraph of thanks.
I am grateful for days when I feel like I'm doing something worthwhile and people trust me to do it. I am grateful when Tabitha and I call to each other across the very small hallway that connects our offices and I am grateful when we laugh. I am grateful for days when I feel articulate even about the most inarticulate things (life decisions? hm what?) and for people who come along with ideas and encouragement. I am grateful for driving in my car, NPR, and singing really loudly. I am grateful for learning how streets connect, for forging new routes. I am grateful for grocery shopping -- whole grain bread, chicken, almonds, tea, chocolate chips, yogurt, several different brands of microwave dinners -- and going home to stock the fridge. I am grateful that the sunlight is growing slowly heartier as the month speeds at a fast clip. I am grateful for pay day. I am grateful for new friends and finding connections and strength through the stretch and struggle. I am grateful for a huge half-moon spilling light on the street and the mug of tea next to me labeled "breathe easy."