Find the joy in small things.
I woke up REALLY cranky today. I had to get up earlier than I wanted to and was tired and I didn't feel well and my coffee tasted awful and in general my mood was dark indeed. I was very tempted to wallow in it. Very. But I decided to put Pandora Radio on and listen to wonderful music and my spirits lifted a bit.
And then sun came out and Shannon came over to visit and Tara Grace posed for me in daylight. Tara is a terrible tease in front of the camera. She's so hard to photograph because she's so gray. And she loves torment me by striking a pose and then just as I get the camera to focus (not always easy with her coloring) and click the picture, she starts grooming herself. Over and over. Despite that, I managed to get a few good shots. And Shannon took a few too, which I'll share on another day.
So anyway, music, the love of two sweet kitties and a teenager managed to pull me out of the grumpies and my day turned out pretty well, all things considered.
It would have been a good day for the Thank You for Everything mantra. I forgot to use it, but the universe gave me some nice presents anyway. I hope you had a good day too.
|I know Tara Grace looks kind of misshapen in this picture but I almost |
never get a picture of her whole body. She's very tiny - only 5 pounds
but somehow her big spirit must come through in photos
because she looks much bigger than she really is...
Some things I'm grateful for today:
- Tara Grace posing with sunlight
- Angel posing too
- a visit from Shannon
- beauty in unexpected places
- my microwave oven
- my home
- my red chair
- my cane
- that my legs still carry me
- my camera
- pumpkin pie
- Angel and Tara Grace
- heat and hot water
- my computer
- my printer
- my mattress
- my kitchen
- eyes to see
|But they SHOULD be toys....|
You sure I can't play with them? Please?
May your day offer