Attitude of Gratitude #2
Friday, August 08, 2014
Today's gratitude entry overfloweth....
Yesterday, I visitied with a nurtitionist. I had her go through my food log, and she said I am doing a great job. We spent about an hour discussing how to maintain my mometum as I return for another school year (my 33rd). It will be a challenge, especially if I encounter the same level of fatigue as last year. But we have a plan in place, and for that I am grateful.
I also went shopping and replaced the hard arch supports that I've been wearing in my shoes for 8 or 9 years. I have been getting blisters at the base of my toes when going for my walks. Hopefully, my new arch supports will provide me with comfort and blister-free piggies! Blistered feet on a diabetic aren't the best scenario. So, for pain-free feet, I am grateful.
My husband has been home from work last weekend, and at 6:30 every night this week!!! This is a miracle I've not experienced in the 12 1/2 years we've been married. It is the "normal" life for which I've hoped and prayed. While it is unlikely that this trend will continue, for now I am joyfully and profoundly grateful!
Lastly, Duluth is my hometown, but I have lived in quite a few other locations. My elementary years were spent in a teeny-tiny quarry town 70 miles to the south. It has a population of just over 1,000 and I attended school in a K-12 building. I also completed two student-teaching experiences in the same school. Today and tomorrow, that little community has their summer celebration. For my walk today, I intend to drive down the old highway (foregoing the interstate) and walk around the streets of my childhood. The library is having a used book sale, and there are craft booths. I have not yet decided whether or not I will return tomorrow for the parade (of which I was often a participant) and the outhouse races.
I am eternally grateful for the memories of a childhood which I would happily relive over and over.
I hope you are all able to find gratitude in your day!