I woke up this morning overwhelmed and confused. I woke to the sound of my son's voice saying, "Mom, it's a snow day." As I looked at the clock, I then realized with a panic, it was over TWO HOURS past my usual wake up time and I should have actually been at the carpool spot five minutes prior. Yes. Absolute. Sheer. Panic!
Then, I suddenly remembered my son's words. I immediately checked my phone, listened to the automated message and YES, whew, indeed school was closed. Then, I thought, "OMG. Work? What am I going to do? My hubby is away on business and I'm due to two meetings at work!" So, I dialed the closing hotline for work and EUREKA, our entire building was closed too. Thank heavens...
Although I am ready to "feel" Spring, by having the sun shine on my face as I hear the birds chirping and smell the morning dew, I am grateful.
I am grateful for this day to move at a slower pace. You see, I don't use an alarm clock. I wake every day, naturally to the rhythm of what needs to happen for that day. I guess my body is in tune and knew it could take the extra two hours. I am grateful that although I overslept, it doesn't matter. I am grateful that my job closed so that I could be home with my boy. Oh, I'm so grateful.
As I look out the window now, I see the snow falling from the sky. The trees and bushes are getting that old familiar blanket-covering of snow that we've become accustomed to. I must admit that I'm thinking, "Wow, this is a beautiful sight and I'm grateful."
What are you grateful for?