Friday Gratitudes


It’s early on this Friday.  I’ve just had breakfast with my teen son; my daughter is still snuggled in her bed.  I sit at my desk as I write to you and there’s a draft from the window.  But my slippers help, and the fleece blanket, and my thick sweater.  The sky is just beginning to lighten, and I can see my birches.  (If you’ve been with me for a while, you know I love the birch trees outside my window.)  Their bare branches are busy twisting in the wind.  I know it’s cold out there, so cold.  Though we had temperatures in the sixties (Fahrenheit) on Wednesday, those temperatures dropped drastically yesterday.  And they’re holding.  I can feel the cold pressing against the window.  But the heater hums and the twinkle lights shine.  There’s freshly brewed coffee in my mug.  There’s a project on my desk into which I’ll dive soon, when the light of this day is fuller.  For now, I sit here on this Friday morning.  Feeling connected to my kids (one awake, one sleeping).  Feeling connected to the birch trees and the sky which lightens.  Feeling connected to the gratitude in my heart.  All of this.  Just this morning.  I can only imagine what the rest of the day will hold.

I wonder what your day will hold too…

Sending a little love your way, m


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12 thoughts on “Friday Gratitudes

  1. What a lovely reflection, Michelle. Yes, I have been feeling the same, so much gratitude for all the goodness in my life. I signed up for Just Five Things, it is one of my favorites! I can hardly wait to be part of the lovely circle of friends that gather there. xx

    1. I saw your registration, Grace…and was very excited…thank you! I’m looking forward to sharing that space with you and the others.

      Here’s to all the goodness…

  2. Reading your post for today gives me pause . . . encouraging me to slow down and notice the similar things in my own Friday morning. In a week full of ups and downs, it is good to own it all, and feel connected to my heart, my body and my soul.

  3. Beautiful image of an awakening day, Michelle! I am eager to join you in another Just Five Things journey – and I shared your links today on my blog! Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! XO

    1. thank you, Kat…I’m glad you’re here on this Friday.
      and I just saw your registration come through…thrilled to have you join the next round!!!
      and thank you so much for sharing links…thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!! <3
      {hopping over to your blog now…}


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