:thankful thursday:

Thankful Thursday is a pause to reflect on my life and all the bounty I have been given. It does not matter what else is going on in my life. Whether I am up or down, gratitude is important to keep at the forefront of my mind. There is always something for which to be thankful. 

:: The fruits growing in the orchard and the vegetables growing in the garden.

:: Watching my boy grow from a beautiful child to an amazing little man. Soon he’ll be a big man, but I’ll always have the little boy in my heart.

:: Sharing the joy of writing with my girl. She loves it as much as I do, and her imagination flies!

:: My journal. It is my refuge and my best friend at times. I can be silly and angry and giddy and it absolutely lets me just be.

:: My hair. I love it. It took decades, but eventually I came to enjoy every crazy, curly strand. It’s unique and part of what makes me Pili. I’ve always been obsessed with it, and not always in a good way. Now I just let it be. It will never be mainstream (unless the 80s come back). That’s OK. Nobody else has hair like mine, and I am thrilled with that fact.