Today I'm grateful for the cows in the field behind my house.
Every day they chomp grass industriously, then they lay down and chew the cud and in the evening they yield buckets of creamy milk.
Today I'm grateful for freshly mown grass.
And the time to to it.
Today I'm grateful for buffer zones.
We all have that retreat place. TodayI am glad of mine.
Today I am grateful for insight.
Insights connect the head with the heart. Uncovering insights is a rewarding pursuit. Those "Aha!" moments can be very affirming and help you to stand in your strength.
Today I'm grateful for Guinness Ads.
Guinness is an Irish brand, complete with harp that has survived since the late 1700's. They are marketing gurus and their ads are very insightful and clever. Loathe as I am to product place, it is just that sometimes their ads can be a spiritual experience. Hats off to the creators.
Today I'm grateful for the times when my gut feeling is confirmed.
I really do operate out of my gut so it is especially affirming when all of the little levers in my mind slot into place and my gut sixth sense reveals itself to be accurate and true.
Today I'm grateful to be safe.
I have walked a tightrope since March and I am so grateful to be safe.
Today I'm grateful for antibiotics.
It has taken two courses to cure my UTI but I'm grateful and for the people around me who minded me.
Today I'm grateful for cold packs.
I have a pounding headache all day and the icepacks from the freezer are really good at alleviating it.
Today I'm grateful for staff in restaurants.
They have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic. There is an extra chore in always wearing a mask and they are always so plesant. Irish people do not have a culture of leaving a tip, but I always do. They are great people.
Today I'm grateful for the bench at the top of my road.
The road I live on peters into a grass laden pot holed boreen at the top of the hill. This is where my neighbour and friend has built a bench at the base of a pine tree which gives me a place to sit and commune with nature and I love it.
Today I'm grateful for the inspiration of poems.
My pool of 'imbas' has not yielded up much of late, but I have been inspired to write two poems.
Today I'm grateful for Indian summers.
They are like a strange, still pause between summer and autumn, green turns to gold. The heat lingers with promise, all seems possible yet we know that winter is snapping at the edges, just waiting for the chance to exhibit it's bleak bareness.
Today I'm grateful for Elvis.
I find it hard to pick a favourite Elvis song, there are so many. I think it has got to be 'In the Ghetto.' There is something really soulful and poignant about that song.
Today I'm grateful for Boris Pasternak.
He said "Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary." Nails it doesn't it?
Today I'm grateful for lonely.
You have to be lonely to be a writer.
Today I'm grateful to be the age I am.
Sometimes it is as though swates, nay decades of my life have gone by in a blur, yet I feel I have lived every second of my life.
Today I'm grateful for mermaids.
Mermaids are immortalised in fiction, music, art and sculpture and they live in the imagination. I think that I must be one, I have no fear of the depths but dread living a shallow life. A lot of the time I am oceans away floating in a turquoise sea with clam shells as earphones tapping my fins to the drumbeat of life beneath a waning moon.
Today I am grateful for the Lyre.
Today my friend started to teach me how to play the Lyre. We had such fun. I was born for a peaceful life, to exist in rustic bliss...we are all strings on a lyre, playing out life's music.
Today I'm grateful for the night sky.
The stars, the infinite universe these days...sparkling and thrilling.
Today I am grateful for sacred geometry.
Two nines today, that is especially sacred. Composed of three trinities (3 times 3 equals 9), nine represents the principles of the sacred Triad taken to their utmost expression. Nine has been and still is considered thrice sacred and represents perfection, balance, order, in effect the Supreme Superlative.
Today I'm grateful for gardening.
I set my spring bulbs and I hope things will seem better when they blossom..
Today I'm grateful to be a 'grown up girl' in this September Morn.
"Look at what you've done Why, you've become a grown-up girl I still can hear you crying In a corner of your room And look how far we've come So far from where we used to be But not so far that we've forgotten How it was before"...sigh
Today I'm grateful for Klimt paintings.
One of these years I will take a holiday centred around galleries that contain Klimt paintings. He is the most sensual painter ever, but he captures nature well too. I never tire of his art.
Today I'm grateful for peace and quiet.I live in the countryside. It is peaceful and quiet. I need that today.
Today I'm grateful for my patio.
I love being able to sit out on my patio and drink in the views and the sounds that surround me.
Today I am grateful for the faith people invest in me.
My friend gets married next June. She is mindful of the Covid limitations of such an event. She has asked me to make the table dressings. isn't that such a lovely thing?
Today I'm grateful for solar powered lights.
As the leaves leave the trees in my ash grove, I am grateul for the solar lights that I have put in there. They illuminate and cast shadows and warm my heart.
Today I am grateful for September.
Hail September, the month of the softest kiss and the autumn equinox. We will have many celebrations together.