There are so many things to be grateful for. And there doesn't have to be a specific entity to be grateful to, what's important is flexing that gratitude muscle. Why? Because it's good for you and prevents you from turning purse-lipped and uptight. I generally thank the universe, as that's least conflicting for my brain. I don't see much evidence of a monotheistic construct in the universe, so for me, I'm just grateful for ALL OF IT. Take the picture above. Success! I successfully made whole wheat bread yesterday. Still a tad on the dense side, but nearly perfect. I was on the phone with dad last week and he reminded me of a time long ago when mom made her wheat bread and I was transported back to my childhood and the smell of that bread filling the house, the butter slathered slices warm from the oven sliding down my throat. So I just had to try her recipe (which I had had all the time in the family cookbook on the shelf) even though it called for scalded milk. I didn't know what scalded milk meant. I learned and now I know. I'm grateful for friends I can call up to find out. (Mom was "gone fishing")
I'm grateful for good friends, like the kind who invite you over for dim sum. Because I'm nice, I'm not posting pictures of Dan, but we enjoyed a lovely evening at his place eating bread and dim sum, sharing wine and laughs.
The sky treated us to a lovely view from Dan's place at sunset. We are right on schedule for maple syrup season and these are the days we get above freezing during the day and below freezing at night. I hope they have a bumper crop this year as the price has doubled due to several poor harvests.
Remember it always feels better to be grateful for the things you have than resentful for the things that you don't. It's not always the easiest mindset to keep, but definitely the healthiest.
Finally, you can dance along with Serge and I as we cross the Jacques Cartier bridge listening to Rihanna. This was taken yesterday on our way to Dan's place. Have a lovely Sunday peeps!