Grateful for... my yoga partner. Even though she sometimes confuses me for a jungle gym.
Accepting... the fact that sometimes life sends bittersweet surprises wrapped in pretty packaging. I've recently had one such surprise, which was both good news and bad news inextricably intermingled.
Baking... pumpkin pie tartlets to fit into tiny hands. I haven't made pumpkin pie for years, and when the spicy aroma filled the kitchen, I suddenly realized how much I missed it. My recipe is from my great-grandmother, which makes it the best pumpkin pie around, if only for the happy knowledge that the women in my family have been baking it for almost a century.
Re-reading... "Bird by bird" by Anne Lamott.
Considering... my plans for the New Year. I'm making a list of intentions, instead of goals. Intentions are more fluid and forgiving. A list of goals sometimes feels like an militant task-master, for when circumstances change (as they often do), the goals become rigid and unattainable. Intentions are malleable, and can grow and change as our life grows and changes.
Stretching... my creative muscles by doing daily drawings and trying to write 500 words per day.
Plotting... a new novel. I'm very excited, but also nervous. Starting a new project is never easy.
What are you doing right now?