Sunday, February 22, 2009

Feb. 22 Gratitude: Rain

This evening I feel grateful for:

Rain. 50mm fell in our backyard in the last 24 hours. We need it so badly that it feels like the most wonderful gift imaginable.

Reading. I finished Bill Bryson's memoir, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. At one point I laughed so hard I dropped the book and had to deliberately catch my breath. Next, I began reading the book suggested for my Awakening Joy class, How We Choose to be Happy by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks. Rainy day reading

Writing. I finished a piece as a Guest Blogger on the I.N.K. blog. I published it but it has not shown up on their website yet. It should be up there Monday. It was fun to write. Kindergarten teachers, take note.


Alden said...

We have the ThunderBolt Kid in our house - you have given me a great prompt to read it Dan - I think laughter is very good for one - so I shall hunt the book out - thanks for that!

Delwyn said...

Monday evening @ 8.45

and I feel grateful for a peaceful untroubled family
for My daughter in law, Lisa, whose birthday it is today
and for those marvellous people who foster children

Butler and Bagman said...

Hooray for gratitude. I always need reminders to be grateful. Thanks.

Mr. Kinder said...

Alden, as you know, Bryson is of the same vintage as us: 1951. You didn't grow up in Des Moines, but you'll certainly enjoy this romp through the fifties. Like you, I'm a big fan of his Short History of Nearly Everything.

I can assure you that you'll get some good laughs.

Mr. Kinder said...

Delwyn, Peaceful, untroubled families are indeed something to feel very grateful for. They are not as common as I wish they were.

Mr. Kinder said...

B&B, Welcome! I hope you'll incline your mind towards gratitude on a regular basis and tell us what you're grateful for. I find this gratitude practice of greatest value on tough days when I have to reach a bit to remember the blessings I take for granted.

Katherine said...

Ah yes rain. There's a wonderful blog I discovered a while back: Monkeys on the roof. Val writes of the effects of severe droughts in her African home area, and other much nicer things there.

Gratitude from me today?
1. My new tutors Laurie Steer and James Ormsby. Good-humoured and funny, generous and knowledgable, both of them. It's clearly going to be a wonderful term. I feel so lucky.

2. I seem to be able to draw! I've found a skill I didn't know I had.

3. Eggs.