Gratefulness-Challenge Day 18 of 21 by KnowledgeCollective
Sleep - Truth here, I have a headache and I know when I climb into bed and get warm under the covers that it will ease. I’m not one who has insomnia, but sometimes thoughts that won’t turn off keep me from going to bed. I’m keeping it more healthy tonight with no TV or screens.. well, once this is published.
A Good Read - Currently my choice is an audiobook, and I’m re-reading the end of The City Of Mirrors by Justin Cronin. I was on a road trip as I finished it in October, and I want to really savor the end of this saga without dodging trucks and idiot drivers.
Vaccines - My arms hurt. Yesterday I got the RSV and Flu shots. The flu is no joke, and I’m grateful that I have the choice to protect myself.
Stillness - Breathing and calming are the tools I have used the most to improve my state of mind and sense of peace. At a beautiful retreat in North Carolina (the trip when I was listening to that saga while driving) I painted a small rock. Smooth and white, on one side it says Still, and on the other, Here. I like when words have various meanings. Still to me means a quieting mind, and also continuing to be. Here is what pulls my focus and keeps it on this moment, and also the physical space I am in. Inhale Still. Exhale Here.
Snow Showers - The first flurries flew this morning and it made me so happy to make little videos and send them to my friend “KC” who had to move to Florida. We are kindred Fall and Winter Spirits, and I know she misses it here. She does get to go swimming though, so can it be all bad?
Sweet things with which to end my day. Doing gratitude in the evening has a different feel to me than doing it in the morning. Not better, just different.
Coming Soon - A series on End of Life planning. After the 21 days we can jump right in!