Today I am conscious of my treasures, I have had a truly lovely day full of them.
Here is my gratitude list for today:
- This morning a good friend of mine had an art show to sell some of her work. She’s a very talented abstract painter and I have coveted her beautiful work for a long time. Today, I was able to buy two of her prints (she was selling her work for ‘love contributions’, so buyers paid what they were able to) that I plan to hang in my office at work. I can’t wait until Monday to see them on my walls.
- Another good friend of mine went with me to the art show, and she brought her two lovely teenage daughters with us. I had so much fun with them!! My friend is one of my closest confidants, and I always feel comfortable talking to her about everything. I am grateful for the connection that we share. I thought that perhaps it might be a little bit difficult for me being around teenage girls when I miss my own daughter so much. But it didn’t turn out that way at all. I enjoyed being around girls that age again. They laughed and talked and sang along to the songs on their iPhones that I had never heard. It was a happy, lively energy that I have really missed. I’m so thankful that I stayed in the moment and appreciated it for what is was rather than dwell on my past hurts.
- After that I went with another of my friends to Michael’s to buy frames for my new prints. It was my lucky day there! All of the frames were half-off and I found two that were perfect. My friend and I had a fun time chatting and hunting for stuff for new craft projects. Again, I was grateful that I was able to enjoy the time with my friend and stay mindful of the good time I was having.
- I came home to a nice dinner that Austin made, and spent some time with my stepson before he had to leave to go back to his mom’s. I love the dinners that the three of have together. It’s really the only time that we use our dining room table (Austin and I usually eat in the living room while we watch shows) and the conversations, while eventually always turning to something gross – I guess that’s what happens when there are two boys at the table – are more focused and meaningful than the typical ones throughout the weekend. I really like that, and I am grateful for it.
So, my Saturday was filled with friends, fun, family and beautiful things. How was yours?