It's the little things in life that I celebrate and cherish. I had a manager tell me once that if you can't get the little things right you could never manage the big things. It relates to everything I think.
So, this week I am grateful for.....
A new beginning with oldest. When she left almost two years ago she unfriended and blocked me on facebook. This week she sent a friend request. And when I looked at her info she had already listed me under family. I know how BIG this is for a teen age girl.
I am thankful for friends. For asking how my visit with oldest went. For challenging my thinking and preconceived notions. For the many hugs and lots of laughter. For pretty handmade crafts - jewelry, oils, note books. For love and support. For time spent together.
I started the week in NYC with a few Goddesses from my herbal classes. We convened from different corners of the land and enjoyed each others company.
I went to a friends house for a jewelry party. The items hand crafted by another friend. I indulged in earrings for me and one for oldest. I have my eye on a few more pieces when funds allow.
I spent the evening discussing secrets with my foolish wisdom group. Oh how I love them all. I'm not a secret keeper. I keep some things private; I select what I divulge to certain people but there is nothing lurking in the recesses of my being that I haven't shared with at least one other. And there are some things in my past that I have let go of. They are not a secret but so far removed from who I am now that the details have become irrelevant to me.
I am grateful for my healthy (in my humble opinion) self esteem. For always dressing how I wanted and not worrying about what others thought. And yes, sometimes it was/is a hot mess. For owning who I am and rejecting what I choose of others opinions. I don't have to be who others think I am unless I want to. I know who I am and if others see me differently that is their issue not mine.
And I am grateful for my hubby who loves and supports me and gives me room to grow.
What are you grateful for this week?