Today was a pretty laid back day. It was hot but not great weather and so I did a fair amount of chores and did my grocery shop. Living large in the nation's capital.
1. I am grateful I finally got the chance to catch up briefly with Ca- she has a cold or allergies and is not well. Her mood is following her health or perhaps, vice versa. I found her to be in very poor spirits and I hope we will get a chance to meet up again soon and get outdoors and have some fun. If that doesn't work, I think a swim is in order. No matter how old we get, I believe our mood can be improved by putting ourselves in water. We don't have baths in our flats, so a swim might have to be on the agenda.
2. Since I became um...vaguely diagnosed....I have been struggling with the heat. My room is always several degrees hotter than it is outside and so, today I am grateful for my fan. It cools my room more than one would expect!
3. I am grateful for Netflix. When I wasn't feeling well over the weekend, I was able to watch about a half dozen episodes of a series I follow. I rested a lot as well, so, since I have seen these episodes before, I didn't rally mind dozing through them. But, being unwell, the comfort of a story made me feel less alone.
Joy - It was a joy to fill up the fridge with fresh fruit and vegetables. I am looking forward to meals this week.
Oneness - I had a long, unexpected talk with my new flatmate. It was fun getting to know him a little and realizing his motivations for the choices he is anticipating in the next few years. He seems really rather self aware.
Service - I found something with a slightly twisted humour to post to Ted who remains, recovering, in hospital. I continue to pray for those I know are suffering....even those who are being unkind and/or selfish towards me. I could still use prayers my way if you are wondering what you could do for your service today.
Aha! I remember my service from yesterday! I have a friend who is suffering and was struggling to be positive. He is in severe and chronic pain. He wrote that he was struggling to be grateful and so I wrote to him about 3 things I am grateful for that are due to him and his presence in my life. I promised to be grateful for him, when he could not be grateful on his own. I hope that knowing he impacts on others will give him a little boost to continue to face his difficult circumstances.