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Today I am grateful for:

Adult conversations where both people feel heard and validated. Even though things don’t feel resolved at the moment, I am not stewing or becoming resentful. And that, friends, is something to be very, very grateful for.

Doing things on my own. I was able to fix something small on my car over the weekend. How proud and strong and capable I felt afterwards is something I won’t soon forget.

Having a fantastic dog that my friends adore. Being able to bring her wherever I go and not have to worry about her behavior is so great.

Being productive. I woke up this morning at 6am and instead of fighting my body, I got up and put some chicken in the crockpot and a load of laundry in the washer.

Hearty belly laughs with good friends. So good to be back in Philly spending time with those that I love.

Knowing that no matter what I strive everyday to be as kind to myself as I am to others.

Today I am grateful for:

To have the means to allow me to be on vacation.

Vacationing alone. I’m mindful, present, content and alive!

Delicious french toast and absurd amounts of coffee, encouraged by my super attentive server.

Jazz during brunch.

The cleanliness of Raleigh, even after yesterday’s St. Paddy’s day madness.

How sweet and clean rain smells here.

That even though I’m 419 miles away from home that all the people here seem so familiar.

Doing things just because I can: day drinking, reading for hours in parks, spending way too much time In museums and having lazy mornings.

Always feeling supported and loved by my friends and family.

Knowing that people are looking forward to my return.

Over the weekend I was thankful for:

Spending time with my parents.

Picking right back up where I left off with friends I haven’t seen in months.

My Mom’s cooking.

Snow. Even though it was only an inch and was melted by the next morning.

Sitting at a table filled with family members laughing and goofing around.

Being able to break up the long drive by popping in to visit with family and friends.