Blogtober 19th: For reasons not to blog

October 19, 2014

I’ve skipped two days of blogging, and I’m really happy and fine about it.  Today I find myself grateful for reasons not to blog.

What do I mean?

Well, Friday night I didn’t blog because I went out to dinner with a friend I hadn’t seen or even talked to in over a year.  When I ran into her at a district-wide training event on Monday, we had a massive hug and promised to schedule a get-together before October ended.  We did better than that–we scheduled it and saw it through before the week even ended.

We had dinner, drinks, talk, and uproarious laughter…for seven hours.  And it only felt like two or three.  It was amazing and fun.  And we’re shooting to do it again in November.

I didn’t blog on Friday, and I am grateful for the reason why.

Saturday night I didn’t blog either.  This occurred because I started working on a piece about my late grandmother, and I found my second wind, was blessed with a burst of energy and words.  I wrote over 2400 words, and I’m not going to look that gift horse in the mouth.

I didn’t blog last night, and I’m grateful for the reason why.

Gratitude practice is truly one of the best ways I know of to keep my perspective right-sized and well-aimed.  In the past, I might have beaten myself up for not blogging one or two nights of my self-imposed challenge.  What a waste of energy that would have been.  I am so grateful for the ability to enjoy what moments and experiences and gifts Providence puts in my pathway.

And this blog post is being generated in a small slice of available time, and I am off to meet another writer friend for catch-up and conversation.  Ciao.  I hope you are able to spot and enjoy the gifts in your own pathway this week.

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