CAPES [something empowering] Feelings of gratitude may come and go, but being grateful is a posture…a state of mind…a choice. It can be found in the murkiest and darkest places in your life. Yes, gratitude exists even there. Today, I am grateful for fresh blueberries, my red corso como flats, the light mist that cooled me off as I went for a run, and a much-anticipated afternoon cupcake date with good friends.
COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Stuffed green olives!!! Lately, I can’t get enough of them. But while they are rich in vitamins and antioxidents, watch out, because 1 medium sized green olive can have as much as 300mg of sodium. It’s no wonder I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night thirsty.
THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] This past week, my good friend (a soon to be a mother of 3!) shared with me that at times, she wishes she could be more independent. I found this interesting, because the majority of the time I long to be rid of my independence. Why is it that we always seem to want what we don’t have? Again, today I will choose to be grateful for my freedom; rather than be hindered by my intependence, I will attempt to see it as a gift. I will dare to live fully right where I am.*
*Inspired by One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, by Ann Voskamp