It's gratitude day today, and I may seem a little repetitive when I list my son, my Dad and my job, but here we go:
1) My son is just so beautiful and brilliant. I took him to the Winter Solstice celebration with the Universalist-Unitarians (the church I attend) today, and he was such a good boy. He played so calmly and nicely in the nursery while I attended the service in the sanctuary, and he was quite entertaining during coffee afterwards, running across the big stage with the bigger boys and playing the piano gently and nicely. I am so grateful to have such a special little boy.
2) My Dad just called worried because each time he called the past few days, my phone was turned off (not for any particular reason). I am truly grateful that he is always there when I need him, providing me and the Bean some stability from some two and a half hours away, and that he makes the effort to check in with me every few days to make sure everything is going ok.
3) We just returned from a get together with people from work. There must have been five or six kids there for the Bean to play with. We shared a fantastic buffet and enjoyed great conversation. It's been a long time since I worked somewhere where people could socialize together outside of work. I'm grateful that we were invited, and that we had such a great visit.