i’m only 3 days into this mini challenge…and lemme tell ya, it is awesome.
here’s the thing. all day long, i’m searching for my “what am i grateful for” moment as opposed to the “what the hell were they thinking” moment. is it an attitude booster? you betcha. almost to the point of absurdity. i swear to you, when i was driving home today i think i saw some Disney cartoon birds (like from Cinderella, or Snow White). they were chirping alongside my car while i rocked out to Sledgehammer. one even offered to braid my hair and tie it with a ribbon, but i thought that was a bit much.
i’m that absurdly upbeat.
after filtering through the twenty or so things that i mentally tagged as gratitude worthy, i narrowed it down to just one. i know i’m bordering obnoxious with my sunny rays of positivity & pink fluffy clouds of optimism, so i won’t list them all. you’re gonna have 27 more days of this & i don’t want anyone sending me death threats…that would surely be a bummer.
so for day 3 of gratefulness, may i present to you a picture of my window…
do you see that? there’s 6, count ’em, SIX LIVE PLANTS!
i have kept 6 plants alive for exactly 1 month! this is a freaking miracle!!! a christmas in March miracle!!!!!! our lavender, our rosemary, our sweet basil, our little pot of succulents, our name-unknown flowers, our snake plant…all alive and not withering away!
you might think that this is somewhat of a trivial thing to be thankful for. i assure you, it is most definitely not. normally i take one look at a plant, proclaim “hey! i’m going to buy this and take it home and it will be beeeeeeeautiful!” that’s the moment that the targeted plant shrieks (if plants could shriek) and dies. i have the opposite of a green thumb. i am Meredith Black Thumb.
but not anymore! the times, they are a changin!
i am grateful that these little buddies have decided to stick around. and i am grateful for my roommate extraordinaire for remembering to water them when it miiiiight have slipped my mind. finally, i am grateful because tonight i used fresh sweet basil & fresh rosemary to season my homemade chicken salad.