1. I woke up this morning
It was just a dream, not a nightmare, that seemed to go on and on. I am told that some people can make themselves wake up when they are having a stressful dream, but I am not one of those people. When I woke up, I was so happy to be out of that dream, up and awake. Yeah for waking up! BTW, are you able to make yourself wake up when you are dreaming?
In the northwest the foliage is displaying fall colors, and I am thankful for their beauty which seemed especially brilliant underneath the canopy overhead.
3. The sky
Today, the sky was putting on its own beautiful show with clouds billowing, curling, boiling, bumping into one another, and then merging and changing quickly into masses of different shapes and colors all the way from pure white to the darkest of grays while still allowing shades of blue sky not to be completely obscured. It was a challenge to keep my eyes on the road ahead when I was driving.
4. No lightning strike on our property today
Some parts of the state ended up falling victim to the end result of those troubled clouds. I am thankful they just passed by us this time.
5. Therapy dogs
As I was entering the nursing home today, I met a therapy dog and owner leaving. I am thankful for people who know how much of a difference therapy animals can make in the lives of people who cannot have or care for a pet.
6. Those who reach out
Today I received a text from one of my mom’s former neighbors just to inquire about how my mom is doing. I appreciated her reaching out to me.
Recently when I had my yearly physical I was given a form to sign if I was interested in attending an advisory council meeting to discuss concerns, make suggestions, etc. about the clinic. I signed the paper. I received an invitation to attend one of the meetings this week. It was a productive meeting and I think a very good business move involving some of the patients in this way.
8. Going to the temple with a friend
It has been a very busy month with lots of things that have drained my energy. It was wonderful to be able to set a day aside to go the temple where I feel so at peace. My friend drove this time, and I always enjoy going to the temple with her. In addition we saw a couple who no longer live in our ward (the term used to define our congregation). It was so nice to visit with them.
9. Discovering a puzzle
Today as I was doing more decluttering I came across something in one of my kitchen drawers that I rarely open. Neither my husband or I have a clue as to what this item is. I sent a photo of it to one our daughters thinking she might know. She didn’t know either. Even Google’s answer, after seeing the image, just came up with a tool and the response to another try was a circle. LOL I looked through 18 online pages of a well known store that sells lots of kitchen tools. It is still a puzzle. Any ideas from my blogging friends?
10. Movie date with my husband
Making time to spend special time with the person you love best is so important and I love those times together.