I have been thinking a lot, lately, about the digital photography “trend” of upgrading cameras, just as you would with computers and smartphones. And that led me to a broader consideration of how much we tend to not use things to their fullest potential (lifespan).
During our walk I took to noticing streaks of sunlight making its way through trees and buildings, and seeing how it reached the ground. That, and I was constantly watching the ground for fear of stepping/tripping on anything.
A break in the rain means an escape for this flock, and lucky timing for my camera and I.
I had forgotten about this Lego ornament. I can’t even recall how long we have had it, only that it came free with an order for a gift one year.
On these cooler evenings, this provided much needed warmth and comfort. It simmered in the slow-cooker all day; nice and easy.
My office mate does nothing but steal my chair to stare out the window.
The sun was out so I opted to sit on the patio for this conference call. I liked the way the sunlight was hitting the succulent pot, and how there was still some rain water stuck between the leaves.
I snuck away from my desk for a midday walk and stumbled upon this at a local park. I wish I had a basketball with me. Looks like fun!
The house, now decorated for the Christmas holiday, feels cozy and, well… like home.
It’s December! Time to break out one of my favorite Christmas songs.
Thank you for seeing all 30 Days of Gratitude though. I’m not sure what result you wanted, or expected, from doing this but, I’m happy that it has helped to change your perspective on how you spend your time and attention.
I hope that you use this momentum to continue being more thoughtful and intentional in what you do from day to day.
I’m grateful for family, and for the way that they’re always there even during times when we aren’t physically together. I’m grateful for the way that all of us, in our family, have such different personalities and perspectives and paths that we’re following.
I’m grateful for our home, with a solid roof and a good heater to keep us warm as it grows colder (and starts to rain) outside. I’m grateful that I am in a place to be able to afford and have a home.
I’m grateful for the many different ways I have to keep learning new things, having spent most of the day reading and watching Youtube videos to sharpen some programming skills in Python.
This prompt will repeat several times throughout this challenge.
This was a good prompt in that it started a good conversation, with my wife, over Thanksgiving Day dinner. Through this, we realized how many of the same things we were grateful for, and how many of the same things we want to try to work for, to improve upon, and to accomplish in the coming year.
I scheduled a late grocery delivery because our Thanksgiving Day plans had changed (last minute). Grocery shopping isn’t my favorite thing to do, and the though of going to the store was terrifying considering how busy they would be the day before Thanksgiving.
If the store is out of something, someone will usually call to check to see what (if any) substitutions you might want for that item. I got the call about an hour after I placed the order, with someone letting me know they were out of one product but could sub it with something very similar.
After agreeing, I thanked the person for working that day, acknowledging how busy they were and letting them know I was grateful for what they were doing.
Admittedly, it was an awkward exchange. Partly because it’s something I don’t normally do so I imagine my delivery was awkward, and partly because the person on the other end of the line probably didn’t expect that. Nevertheless, it felt good to at least try.