Wednesday, November 30, 2011

GIST - Day 179

Things I am grateful for today

1. the ability to know that things will get better.

2. youtube videos

3. being loved.

4. coffee

5. patience

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

GIST - Day 178

Things I am grateful for today

1. I articulated a problem and was not shut down for speaking my mind.

2. I did not cry.

3. I was mature enough to listen to another person's viewpoint.

4. I made a real meal and ate it.

5. I listened to my body and rested.

Monday, November 28, 2011

GIST - Day 177

Things I am grateful for today

1. Knowing when to be quiet.

2. re-reading old hand written journals.

3. That I actually saved those old hand written journals

4. being warm & comfortable.

5. understanding the source of my depression even if I can't "fix" it.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 26

Things I am grateful for today

1. my sister (it's her birthday today.)

2. I saw a butterfly today.

3. a well timed phone call with a friend

4. love

5. time to start a book.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

GIST - Day 175

Things I am grateful for today

1. a level of understanding

2. coffee

3. leftovers

4. the rest of the weekend off

5. random smiles from a stranger

Friday, November 25, 2011

GIST - Day 174

Things I am grateful for today

1. having the opportunity to actually get some sleep.

2. an invitation (already) to Christmas dinner at my parents' house.

3. a relatively easy night last night at work.

4. hope

5. being loved

Thursday, November 24, 2011

GIST - Day 173

Things I am grateful for today

1. good friends

2. family

3. having to work 11 to 7 over Thanksgiving because it gives me the entire day to spend with my babies.

4. cuddly kittens.

5. a spark of happiness

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

GIST - Day 172

Things I am grateful for today

1. I heard from Ms. Betty today and we got to talk for a few minutes. I am so glad about that.

2. There are only a few more hours of work.

3. Both of my children are out of the house for at least tonight. One to my sister's; one to his brother's where each of them are hanging out with their cousins.

4. I stood up for myself today.

5. I only cried for a minute over something I couldn't control. And then, I let it go.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

GIST - Day 171

Things I am grateful for today

1. getting some extra sleep

2. apple pie (not that I have eaten any yet. Just bought one.)

3. poinsettas. They are so pretty and one graces both my kitchen table and my nightstand.

4. tomorrow is a short day for Beth.

5. the kittens.

Monday, November 21, 2011

GIST - Day 170

Things I am grateful for today

1. Beth was bubbly from seeing the heart of christmas show at the Crown.

2. I felt human today for the first time in awhile.

3. I haven't cried about anything today.

4. I got a lot accomplished before leaving to come to work.

5. coffee

Sunday, November 20, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 25

Things I am grateful for today

1. Cindy is working the desk at SI tonight so floating was a lot of fun.

2. The night went marginally quicker than I thought it would.

3. I am feeling better than I was earlier when I thought I was going to pass out.

4. plans for Thanksgiving.

5. soup

Saturday, November 19, 2011

GIST - Day 168

Things I am grateful for today

1. coffee

2. a day off

3. quiet

4. fresh venison in the freezer.

5. not having to cook.

Friday, November 18, 2011

GIST - Day 167

Things I am grateful for today

1. I finally know what is wrong with me medically.

2. We have a plan of action.

3. I made it to see Beth's program and she was so happy when she spotted me that her face lit up.

4. I have stayed awake for over 24 hours now.

5. My bed is going to feel so good when I finally throw myself into it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

GIST - Day 166

Things I am grateful for today

1. working 11-7 one night a week (tonight is my night.)

2. being able to get a little bit of rest today.

3. copious amounts of coffee.

4. getting most of my clutter cleaned up

5. more sleep

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

GIST - Day 165

Things I am grateful for today

1. I got to talk to my mama for a few minutes today on her birthday.

2. a job that I like.

3. Zatarin's new frozen rice bowls

4. something on tv other than FOX news.

5. being loved.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GIST - Day 164

Things I am grateful for today

1. being able to sleep for awhile

2. the new kitten

3. finishing a book I've been reading for awhile

4. keeping myself together for the most part.

5. a clean kitchen

Monday, November 14, 2011

GIST - Day 163

Things I am grateful for today

1. coffee

2. sunshine

3. smiles from the kids

4. a good book to read

5. hugs

Sunday, November 13, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 24

Things I am grateful  for today

1. I am loved.

2. I am learning to delegate tasks at home that I can't handle.

3. It is quiet here at the hotel. (I work until 7.)

4. I have good friends.

5. I brought the mail to work with me and in it was a card from Gina. That made my whole evening better.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

GIST - Day 161

Things I am grateful for today

1. We have a full house.

2. The kids this year are being really well behaved.

3. Nick's driving class this morning went well.

4. I had time to go grocery shopping.

5. I got what passed for a nap.

Friday, November 11, 2011

GIST - Day 160

Things I am grateful for today

1. we are getting new uniforms.

2. They got here today.

3. All the people who have served our country (past & present)

4. everyone who turned out for the benefit for Catilyn last Saturday.

5. no school today for the kids made my day easier.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

GIST - Day 159

Things I am grateful for today

1. coming back to work.

2. Cindy has had me laughing all evening.

3. people have been nice.

4. hugs from Beth

5. coffee

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

GIST - Day 158

Things I am grateful for today

1. going to Dunn

2. picking up Chris's truck (which had more wrong with it than we thought)

3. Getting to spend some time with him.

4. the laugh I got from the message that said "I didn't kill or injure anyone while driving."

5. smile.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

GIST - Day 157

Things I am grateful for today

1. Janet is working the desk next door.

2. I had something good for supper tonight.

3. the weather is turning cooler.

4. Beth is doing really good in school.

5. Nick starts the driving portion of his drivers education tomorrow.

Monday, November 7, 2011

GIST - Day 156

Things I am grateful for today

1. a room to clean because work is slow.

2. Time went by marginally faster than it did last night.

3. no one missed the alarm clock this morning.

4. coffee

5. listening to Beth be funny on the way to work today.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 23

Things I am grateful for today

1. Chris cooked breakfast.

2. We got things done around the house before I had to leave for work.

3. I am feeling a bit better than I have been.

4. That he felt comfortable enough to approach what he senses is going on with me.

5. That I didn't get angry with him and instead listened and realized he was absolutely right.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

GIST - Day 154

Things I am grateful for today

1. getting to sleep before having to come to work

2. having time to paint my nails.

3. Beth.

4. sunshine

5. the leaves changing colors.

Friday, November 4, 2011

GIST - Day 153

Things I am grateful for today

1. Chris

2. my children

3. Cindy

4. my mother

5. my sister

Thursday, November 3, 2011

GIST - Day 152

Things I am grateful for today

1. another day off.

2. Even though the truck is broke, we can afford to fix it without having to take money from some other crucial thing.

3. I realized today how lucky I am even when I don't feel it.

4. patient advocates to deal with the insurance company

5. lots and lots of coffee.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

GIST - Day 151

Things I am grateful for today

1. working the night shift.

2. We ordered dinner out so that I could get a nap before work.

3. school buses

4. being amused by Chris after all these years.

5. the hugs that make me feel safe.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

GIST - Day 150

Things I am grateful for today

1. A second day off in a row.

2. updating my blog list (finally.)

3. finding some new people to read

4. clearing off my desk.

5. starting a plan for next year.

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 175

It's been awhile since I have done one of these although my offline gratitude practice remains on point. In no particular order, here ar...