Garden of Gratitude

It is has been very easy to focus on the negatives in life lately. This past winter was a rough one for me, the cold darkness seeming to stretch on forever. It was a winter filled with health issues - thyroid storms, blinding migraines, and so many exhausted yet sleepless nights. Oh. And my 5th or 6th concussion... which remains troublesome, months later.

And now, despite the spring warmth, I am still. Just. So. Tired.

That soul deep fatigue lets me know that there is another garden which needs tending in my life right now - my garden of gratitude. Like my soil based garden, it needs regular attention to flourish. And also like my soil based garden, it gives back much more than I put into it. When it thrives, I thrive.

Today, I want to share this tending with you. Today, I am grateful...

I am grateful for spring gardens and rainy days. For the ants, gnats, bees, and other bugs that used to be absent from my yard.

I am grateful for naps and the opportunity to have them. For toddler snuggles and kisses. Even the snot drippy ones ;)

I am grateful for dandelion tea and a quiet moment to sip it while reflecting on the many blessings in my life.

I am grateful for Derek's love, for all of his "try hard" efforts, and for his partnership in this amazing life I am getting to lead.

I am grateful for tender seedlings and all the hope they hold.

I am grateful.

What are you grateful for today?