Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Daily 5 - Day 119

Today's Daily "5":
  1. Making it home safely in very snowy weather. It took an hour and a half, but I was really just so grateful to have made it home in one piece and without any problems. (I think I'm going to take the train tomorrow... never thought I'd voluntarily do that!)
  2. I'm pleased that even after a frustrating drive home, I found the motivation to follow through on a commitment to myself to really fight for my health, and to still do the yoga workout I had planned. That is a change in me that I would never have predicted - voluntarily exercising.
  3. I'm thankful that in the midst of really dark days, there is hope.
  4. I'm thankful for seasons like Advent and Lent that remind me what it is to really and truly long for the Light to Come.
  5. Someone told me today that I seem "cheerier" and "more myself" the last month or so. That was really encouraging, particularly on a day when I was really struggling with sadness.
  6. I'm thankful that I had a bit of quiet time to myself tonight before my roommate got home with a friend in tow.
  7. I'm thankful for mango rooibos tea, and a couple of the cookies I baked on the weekend.
  8. I'm thankful for the smile that came when a friend was teasing me about my plans to take the train tomorrow, reminding me of all the "adventures" I have collected over the years on the train.
  9. I'm thankful that I can catch up on all the episodes from my favorite television shows online
  10. I'm thankful for the little things (email from a friend, phone call from a family member, chats with a coworker) that remind me that I am loved and not alone.
  11. (BONUS ITEM!!) I'm thankful for an ipod, which makes driving for an hour and a half to travel 15 kilometers a much more bearable undertaking. Tonight I listened to one sermon, and one and a half interviews with some of my favorite authors/speakers. It was good times, despite the nasty roads and the slighly frozen windshield wipers that made seeing out the front window a bit challenging!