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  • Writer's pictureBill Stauffer

Gratitude Friday - October 9th, 2020

“Without the simple joys there can be no gratitude.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

Gratitude Friday – Over the last few days during late afternoon I have been spending a bit of time prepping our home for Winter. Cleaning windows, starting to move outdoor furniture inside, clearing gutters, clearing up vegetation in the yard and other annual chores that are part of the rhythm of our home and our lives of over twenty years in our 100-year-old house. I come inside, and the sun at dusk this time of year creates prisms on our walls that are particularly special in autumn. The wind howls and the leaves rustle across the yard. After sunset, we sit by the fire in our hearth which crackles and I am treated to the amazing food that Julie is creating in our kitchen, she is not just an artist up in her art studio. We curl up with our dogs in our warm house and life feels good. I am a lottery winner to have these things in my life. Grateful to have these normalcies and all they signify. We miss dinner guests and long for a time when there is less chaos in the world outside our front door. So very much of life is outside of our control, but I am so very grateful for these things that we have, each other and the patterns of a life that can easily be missed. I am trying to pay extra attention to them because they are a gift.

What are you grateful for today?

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