Gratitude for a Very Small Heart

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

-A.A. Milne

Like Piglet, I also have a Very Small Heart, although mine comes from being a human and not from being a Very Small Pig. Even so, mine can also hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. In no particular order, what follows is a list of all that I have been grateful for in the last week or so:

  • being able to take cool (instead of HOT) showers with warmer weather
  • the ability to jog
  • the hum of the treadmill
  • the persistent pain in my lower back that reminds me I am not yet dead
  • fellow writers passionately pursuing their dreams
  • the soft down of babies’ hair
  • Rosie-cat purring whenever I pet her
  • Pippin-cat crawling under the blankets and sleeping next to me
  • getting the right sound for different tap steps
  • ticking clocks
  • perfectly assembled lattes
  • lemonade and cantaloupe sunsets over Lake Washington
  • God finding ways to wake me up when I would rather not keep my early morning writing commitment
  • the hundred trains’ horns that got me up this morning
  • my friends rallying around each other in times of sadness and rejoicing
  • ruby red grapefruit
  • grapefruit spoons!
  • holding Mister’s hand
  • carpooling
  • guessing correctly which elevator will open
  • kitty ears and bean toes
  • Mister’s laugh, which can be heard above crowds
  • Nephew’s goofy grin

My heart is full.

What small blessings have you experienced lately?

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