It's a new year and I don't have a long list of resolutions. I am taking advice from some of my elder relatives who are no longer with me. "Always be ready, so you don't have to get ready". I sort of brought that forward and added, "Always be prepared, so you don't have to get prepared".
At any rate there is something about motion, which immediately puts me in the mood to write (commute train conditioning). So here I am the first week of this New Year already in motion.
Being grateful is where I am. Of course, the obvious ones, health family and friendships but even more. It's those little things that I appreciate and am grateful for. That I still look forward to each day, my man's happy whistling in the morning, long distance phone calls with my brother reliving our childhood and some cases reinventing the events. Walking along the San Clemente Pier watching the Sunrise. Morning walks down the beach listening to the ocean bringing secrets from far away. Being creative while surrounded with paints brushes and my head bogged in the mire of images. I am so grateful that my garden has survived the cold and rain. I'm grateful for the wide-awake joy in my heart and soul and the thought that I shared some annonymously to someone who appreciated it even more. Quiet moments where I refuel. Good neighbors who smile and wave. French movies with subtitles. My list goes on and on and I am grateful each day that I can add to my list labled Grateful!