Oh, how much there is to be thankful for. Today I am thankful for:
A new morning.
The surprises that awakening in a new home brings.Where am I?
Where am I?
Oh yes, I have moved!
Sunshine streaming in through the windows opening to the Pacific Ocean, vast and sparkling like so many jewels on this best new day.
For Spring, a time of rebirth and renewal. A dark year has passed and now in this bright home with a view of heaven, hope is renewed and opportunities sing.
Parents who come from hours away and they don’t stop packing and moving and unpacking and making everyone laugh and feel happy and valued and loved.
For gracious friends who come with boxes and more boxes. Then return in the late evening to break them down and haul them out again and they make it seem like it is just a “little” something they “want” to do.
For kids who spend time moving clothing and boxes and furniture, running up and down stairs again and again with yet another load.
For dad’s BFF who lent his van to move the “delicate” things.
For a smiling and welcoming new neighbor who arrives just in time with kind words and a welcome home gift.
For two good men from Beacon House who pitch in to get the heavy lifting done and who shoulder the bulk of this big move.
For a place nearby for Buddy, my dog. I miss having him underfoot and by my side as a constant companion. Next best thing is to have him down the street.
For my new apartment owners and manager who asked me which color, then installed fresh new carpeting, painted everything bright and white, re-tiled the shower, refinished the cabinets and had a huge cleaning crew in to make the place sparkle and shine. Wow. It feels so good to come home!
For my son, away at college, who stops over to share a breakfast burrito and try out the new shower.
For no internet, TV or landline for another week. I anticipate finishing The Circle by Dave Eggers, Lean In by Cheryl Sandburg, starting The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown. Who knows, maybe I’ll unpack the rest of these boxes!
For a hot spot! We can use this to access the Internet from home when we really must have it.
For another blogging challenge. After completing the March Slice of Life Writing Challenge, I have missed the daily writing. What a difference a little writing makes. I am looking at the world and life through this writer’s lens – fascinating, fun, engaging. How did I teach writing without this?
For people who read this blog and support my growth as a person and a writer as I am learning that for me the two go hand in hand.