Cultivating a Life of Gratitude

I am committing myself, during 2010, to attempt to cultivate a greater awareness of how much I have to be thankful and grateful for by sharing my daily findings and musings with you. It is my hope that by blogging about gratitude, I will be more aware of what is going on around me in my life, my family, my friends' lives and our world.

March 24, 2010

Travel Gratefuls

I'm grateful my flight was only delayed an hour or so and I am also grateful I was child-less during the 2 hour wait in the airport.  I enjoyed having the internet on my phone during my delay and I'm grateful for uninterrupted reading time - finished another book!  (Side note: People laugh when they see how many books I haul with me but I just really love to read - and I only brought 4 with this time - one is done, one is a book about our destination.)  I'm grateful the flight was uneventful.  (Side note: I really enjoy people watching during travel -how does one get their cheek pierced?!  Do you come up with theories about the people around you?  I do!)  One of my favorite moments of the day was when two elderly gentlemen, wearing WWII caps, greeted each other like friends, even though they had never before met, to talk about their experiences in WWII.  So amazing  - I couldn't help but eavesdrop on their conversation.  I'm thankful for my sister, Lexi and Jake.  I am grateful I got to hear about Jake's back-packing trip in the Grand Canyon.  I will probably never see the Grand Canyon from the back-packers perspective except through Jake so that was fun!  While we weren't able to make our trek to Santa Fe tonight, I'm thankful Jill got us a 3 for 2 night stay so it's not like we're really giving up 'money' missing a night there because the mountain passes were closed today.  I'm looking forward to tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I always take way too many books too. Paul gives me a hard time, but I never know what I might feel like. Novel? Nonfiction? Spiritual?