Gracious Gratitude
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Gracious Gratitude

Day 987


It’s funny how procrastination works. When you’re doing things that one should be doing (yard work, laundry, that long overdue home repair) it is easy to pretend that you’re not avoiding doing things you must.

And by you, I actually mean me, of course.

I’m the Empress of Procrastination — it’s the last vice I have. (Well, that and a deep love for sugar, but that’s a different discussion.) The laundry list of things on my plate is long — between being a small business owner (in any circumstance, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic), being engaged with tending to my sobriety and general life stuff (you know like eating, sleeping, exercise and staying connected to loved ones).

Among that list are items that are super duper important, and somehow they always fall by the wayside because for one reason or another I’m avoiding them. Yet, in being splendidly busy with totally valid things, there is an illusion that I’ve just not gotten to them yet.

Today I had a good talk with a mentor and she gently reminded me that it’s okay to say no, especially when it means breaking a cycle and forging forward on other things.

So that’s what’s rollin’ around my noggin today. That, and just which one of those ugly monsters I’m going to slay from deep down on that to-do list.

Today’s Gracious Gratitude. I am grateful for:

  • Honesty
  • My dogs
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Sea salt
  • Homecooked meals
  • Getting to catch up with someone who fundamentally changed my life and having a chance to tell them so
  • That it’s almost warm enough to swim in my pool
  • That I have a pool



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