Sunday Gratitude

christmas cookies on tray

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Today I am grateful for the time to make gifts for people this season.  I have spent the last two days in my kitchen baking dozens upon dozens of cookies.  I’ve made 11 different cookies this year, all for family and friends and they look beautiful.  So much energy went into this preparation this year and it is all love.  I’m really proud.  I’m excited because we bought my son some gifts that he can make for all of the grandparents and I’m really excited to get started on that too!

Today I am grateful for the resources and assistance to complete such a big undertaking.  My husband occupied our son for most of the day and the times when his three year old attention span wavered and he wanted mommy, he came into the kitchen and watched me bake.  I’m so grateful to be able to start to share these experiences with him and to see his curiosity piqued.  My husband also finished the laundry, freeing up more time to finish my projects.

Today I am grateful for the ability to put together a really nice holiday for the family.  I posted a while back about not making it as extravagant as I used to and how that would be for the family.  We went out this weekend and spent $40 on a medium sized tree and decorated it.  We finished putting up the lights around the house.  I’m comfortable with what I have been able to put together within our means.

Today I am grateful for the ability to multi-task and I chalk it all up to good planning and a lot of help.  I had been worried about not being able to finish everything we needed to but I’m seeing that we are getting closer and closer and I am happy with the progress.  It will all get done.

Today I am grateful for taking the steps toward the life I want, no matter how small.  Previously I would have been freaking out—and I mean freaking out to the point of inconsolable—about not being able to finish in time for the holiday, or not having things just right, or not finishing everything I had planned in one day.  Now I am definitely going with the flow and I am content with what I have done.  I even had some extra time to do this post today.  To me, this is a sign of becoming the person I want.  The person who is able to handle life as it comes and makes the best of what is rather than wasting time bitching over what isn’t.  I am really proud and looking forward to the changes coming in my life.

Today I am grateful to be planning an amazing year.  I am working through a decade in review and will be sharing that with you all once I am through with it.  It’s a vulnerable process and highly emotional for me but I am thrilled to be doing the work.  It’s a nice reminder that we have the ability at any time to change our course and to remember what we have accomplished.  We have always done more than we think and we are far stronger than we allow ourselves to believe.  Seeing it on paper is a huge help.

Today I am grateful to welcome the new week.  I am excited to wrap up some projects at work and to share what I have done with my team and my staff.  I am excited to finish up what I need to so I can transition to a week off with my family.  Here is to a peaceful week where we can all accept what we have done and make peace with what is undone—and to knowing that no matter what, it is enough.

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