In times like these, COVID-19 still reeling its ugly head, a little gratitude goes a long way to change ones perspective.
I am grateful for life slowing way down and yet we, still, are finding things to enjoy and laugh about and realizing life just doesn't have to go fast to be fulfilling.
I am grateful for the aquatic center opening to reservations, scheduling a lane, because it means I actually can reserve a lane and get a lane, alone. I am grateful there are lane times open that accommodate my schedule and grateful a drew a line in the sand and decided this is what I was going to do - swim - and that I am doing just that!
I am grateful for Athena, our kitten, as she has changed our life for the better - and it was already pretty darn good. She has brought us so much joy. She is getting used to us and used to life in our home. When we adopted her we committed ourselves to life with her and we are giving her all the lovin' she deserves. Her silly antics are riotous! In the morning, usually, she plays with a felt ball, batting it around, chasing it, wrestling with it - hilarious!
I am grateful for my SI joint and hip acting up because it meant I had to slow my strokes way down to alive the pain, which meant I was able to actually swim farther without stopping. This was the turning point to swimming non-stop, straight through and was able to recently reach the 1-mile milestone.
I am grateful for the little ministry I started because of COVID-19 preparing meals for families in quarantine, a lady going through cancer treatments, fostering families, and others. It has been such a blessing to be able to give back during this time.