Today I am thankful for writer’s block.
As I’ve stared at my screen for the past 15+ minutes I have gone back and forth on what to be thankful for. What should I write about today? What am I most thankful for? What’s something totally original that I’m thankful for today? What are some of the normal things that I see daily that have flown below the radar that I should thanks for? Which one’s to narrow it down to?
The cool thing is that I am actually thankful for this today. As I was explaining to one of my favorite Express cohorts last night, because I know I need to have something to be thankful for to write about every morning starts off with me taking inventory of what’s going on around me and what I am thankful for. Today the list was too long to narrow down. There were so many things, some big, some small, that I am most thankful for today. To try to sum several of those things up, here’s a semi-chronological summary:
- A great night of sleep. Just enough, well rested, ready to get up and take on the world.
- Relaxing as I get ready in the morning. Being in a hotel and out of the normal whirlwind I can take time to sip my coffee, slowly pack, and start thinking about the day.
- Having the courage to be different, but to be the real me. Making small decisions that are more fitting for me and help me be a better me.
- My teams had a great night together last night and it sounds like they bonded incredibly well! As a couple of team members put it, we’ve got a pretty awesome thing going.
- Training that makes me think and spot my gaps in slightly different ways. How to know which areas of having difficult conversations I need the most help with.
- Using that training.
- Realizing that if I am not present that I need to make a change to be present, even if it is unconventional.
- Being completely lost in the moment during an improv act. So much fun!!! So many lessons one can pull from it.
- Safe travels home. All the road time I have it’s nice to remember to be thankful for making it home safe and sound.
- Fun travel home with friends who happen to be co-workers. Life is way more fun when laughing.
- The feeling of getting home, getting hugs, and getting caught back up with the family.
- An excellent sermon that makes me think. There were even specifically pauses to have us focus on what we were thankful for the so far today. As the deacon explained why gratitude was important my eyes welled up. It was one of several nudges that I’ve felt over the past months that I’m slowly heading in the right direction.
- Being able to find a way to keep the boys smiling when our 5K was cancelled due to weather.
- Seeing the smile on Becky’s face when she decided to go out for a very impromptu girls’ night. She works so hard in everything in her life, it’s awesome when she gets a chance to chill and relax.
- Hanging with the boys and continuing a legacy of geek-dom. We hit our local gaming store, got some “supplies,” and had a fun night of totally nerding out and staying up too late.
- Having the realization that I am having writer’s block is specifically because I have so incredibly much to be thankful for! How awesome is that? Especially when I realize that I am thankful for it!
To some writer’s block means:
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…
To me it means that I had an especially blessed day and I am thankful for every ounce of it!