I have several areas of gratitude today.
On Valentine's Day I was taken out twice, brunch and dinner.
It was a good, good day. I even had chocolate cake and ice cream at one point.
Also, I had toast and coffee. Now for most that's a regular daily event. But it's rare for me as I am gluten intolerant. I love the combo and miss it, but I do know better than to indulge too often. Further, when I do have gluten I usually spent my gluten allowance on dessert. On Saturday I had both.
I have the flu. I was expecting it and it hit me Saturday. Fever, chills, achy places, all the usual suspects. I had plenty of cuddle time with a heating pad Saturday night and for said pad I am grateful. Though I still have it I am much better today. I may even be able to read.
The reason I expected it is my husband has it and he is sicker than me. While I am by no means grateful he is ill, I am grateful I am not as sick as he is and can get about as needed.
The honey and apple cider vinegar I've been drinking helps quite a bit and I discovered the other night that a hot toddy with scotch and honey is really quite nice.
I am browning a beef bone in the oven right now to be made into soup. I like soup anyway and it is a comfort when ill. I am grateful for that, too.
Gratitude is everywhere, it is just a matter of knowing how to see it.
Michael Martin Murphey - Red River Valley
7 hours ago