I’m loving the “30 days of gratitude” meme that’s happening on Facebook, and I sincerely hope friends will join me in sharing their gratitude throughout the whole year. Believe me when I say you’ll find loads of things to be grateful for in say, March and June too!
So I was reading a recap of a segment that the Kardashian mom did on NBC’s “Today” this week, where she (what else?) promoted her new book, talked about (what else?) her daughter’s divorce and (what else?) pimped the family’s reality show. She ended by saying, “I feel so blessed and grateful for the TV show.” Well, ma’am, my gratitude journal looks pretty different from yours. And for that, I’m eternally grateful! Chronologically speaking, here’s my gratitude journal for the week:
• First, a big thank you to my girlfriend who plucked me out of my misery on Friday and dragged me to Greenwich. Retail therapy that includes deeply discounted ‘shmere is excellent, but not as awesome as spending time with someone who just “gets” ya and makes you laugh.
• I can’t remember a cozier, more satisfying Saturday than our crazy snowy day. Jammies, a warm blankie on the couch, fires in the fireplaces, a big pot of osso bucco, a really funny movie and my boys. It do not get much better.
• I am extraordinarily grateful that we did not lose power during the snowstorm last weekend. My thoughts and best wishes are with those who were or are still without lights and heat.
• What a privilege it was to receive such a warm welcome at our book talk at Temple Beth-El in Providence, and to get to see so many of our favorite people. I had forgotten how relevant and hopeful “Letters From Home” is, particularly now that the incessant national dialogue is about how we’re heading in the wrong direction. It restored my faith that there indeed are really good people out there who care about us and believe in our prescription for the country.
• I am very thankful that my dear stepmom’s back surgery was successful, and I know that once she’s feeling better, she’ll be so happy she did it and will be swinging her golf club better than ever.
• It always brightens my day to spend a few minutes with the amazing mother-and-daughter seamstresses who run the local tailor shop. Not only did they do a beautiful job tweaking my dress, but they ooze gratitude and positivity, and are most generous in sharing it.
• I feel so fortunate to have the means to be planning a lovely and festive celebration for Matt’s bar mitzvah, and I am thankful to find joy in the planning process.
• Finally, I am most grateful that my boys ate all the leftover Reese’s cups so that I didn’t have to!
Since it’s that month during which we tend to give thanks, why not share a little something that you’re grateful for in the comments section?