Seen the cool stuff the Innovation Hub at SLC is doing? They’ve started a 10 day #ReflectiveSprint. Today’s reflection was writing about something you’re grateful for. I set a timer for 10 minutes and free range noodled. Here’s the gist:
I am grateful for:
- Egg nog being seasonal. Seriously. It eludes my will power, therefore by being seasonal I hit it hard for December then miss it the rest of the year.
- That my kids are punny. Kid2 has a science test tomorrow on the electricity unit. We talked about how current it is, as a buzzy topic, to switch to while having powerful thoughts. We snort laughed. Fun fun.
- Local news. Kid1 has his name (misspelled but whatever) in the paper this week. It’s now on the fridge and Grandma and his aunties called. People who think local papers aren’t worthwhile haven’t read one lately.
- The works of J.K. Rowling. We watched the sixth movie on the weekend, as a break in puttering and errands. We adore all things Potter. Today I fell in step with someone at work who I know is a Hufflepuff. We chatted Grindewald. We laughed. Magic.
- Health. I’m no fitness freak but I’m healthy and able to do what I want, even if it’s with ever increasing creaks and groans. I went for a micro run on the weekend with the dog, and loved it. I’m grateful for my general health… I’d gift it to friends and family if I could.
- Shared laughter. I went to a conference for work recently and got laughing so hard with colleagues that I cried my mascara off. People who can fall into laughter as easily as falling into step with someone are special indeed.
- Anyone reading this who knows I’m going to ten things. You get me. Maybe you’ve had a list from me before. Either way, if you came this far you know we’re going to ten (and I am grateful you’re still reading).
- Fleece. The marvellous wondrous fabric that I dive into most mornings to clump around with the dog. I’m grateful I can easily and quickly be snug, from tip to toe. Sleek? No. Snug? You betcha.
- Perspective. I’m truly grateful for the experiences I’ve had and the ever-burnished lens I see the world through. I’m grateful for seeing possibilities where some see barriers, and I’m grateful I can be “me” in any situation – which is a combination of being comfortable in my own skin, and benefiting from getting to be in places and spaces where authenticity reigns.
- Space. Not the final frontier, although that’s fun too. I’m grateful for space when I can find it, to relax and expand into, to chill and find a moment of zen. I’m rarely alone, in my house or in my day so when I find space (as I did tonight, to steal 15 minutes and do this), I am grateful for it.
If you’d like a prompt for reflection, follow the Innovation Hub on Twitter and share your musings for the #ReflectiveSprint. It’s a good time of year to carve out some space and time for quiet moments. All the better if it’s with some nog.