One thing that this exercise has done is to get me into thinking more often about the things I am grateful for. But I guess I covered that when I wrote about be mindful. I have given thanks for the usual, but not written about them. That I think will come. There is so much to be thankful for. I do look at things very differently these days. For instance, when I am fixing something to eat for lunch or dinner, I usually turn on the TV for the news. Currently there are stories about the fight over healthcare, the typhoon in the Phillipines, sex scandals in the government (and everywhere else it seems), and such. I think how very lucky I am to be in a safe, warm house with access to food and water and a place to sleep each night. I am so very fortunate. And I think I am taking these things less for granted these days.
For that, I am grateful.