Ever struggle to come up with a gratitude list? I have.
It doesn’t make you an ingrate. It’s tough sometimes to get creative, so I hope this A to Z Challenge will bring a little spark out in me. For Day 2, the letter, as you might predict, is B.
Friday is #GratitudeAndShit Day here, so everything must start with the letter B.
Bert and Ernie would be proud. I’m doing five, not 10, items of gratitude. For all the folks who are trying to read a ton of blogs every day, dropping 1K words on them is cruel.
1. Bibster, the old dude cat
The young guns around here tend to overshadow my old boy, who is up there in double-digits (old, for a cat.) Yet, he’s still a badass, living in his little lean-to by the house and chasing off young cats who drift near his kibble. He’s like that old dude at the gym who you know could kick your ass.
Baseball, I’m certain, is Hebrew for “great eternal hope in the face of having no reason for hope at all.” Pundits have predicted another abysmal season for my beloved Colorado Rockies. But I felt jitters on Opening Day and jubilation when they closed out the hated dodgers 8-5. #We’reNumberOne
3. Before COVID times
We were wild and maskless, jamming into elevators and coughing out into the ether with no regard. (Well, some of us.) We skipped work for day baseball and kissed with wild abandon. (Well, a few of us.) We didn’t know what was about to hit, which leads me to believe we’ll so appreciate the day we can do it all again (Well, most of us.)
4. Better lives
… as a goal, to assess, especially in lockdown, what we wanted to leave in, what we could leave out. It hasn’t been a perfect ride for me, and I want to bring back some of the good stuff I learned along the way. But tonight, I’m better than I was last night, and that’s something not insignificant.
5. By the birdbath
That’s where Jayda always sat and waited for me to serve her meals throughout the day. She went missing a couple of days after getting spayed, and I missed her. Yesterday, she sat like a loaf of bread in that spot and I definitely gave thanks.
What are you grateful for today? Bonus if it starts with the letter B.
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