When I was working at Calypso Farm us apprentices would bathe in the sauna every Friday and do Sauna Gratefuls. It’s been a while, but ‘gratefuls’ are what I’ve been thinking about today, spurred by having to get my very very dead car battery jumped by many strangers tonight.
So here goes. I’m grateful that my car started—5 random people helped me, and finally a coworker who I hadn’t even met before drove out to help. It took two hours but was on the whole an enjoyable dead car experience. I’m glad that Lucy was just a phone call away and told me that of course I could stay at her apartment for the night, super last minute. I found this when I got in, and it made me so happy.
I’m grateful for my lovely new coworkers for holding down the hut in the craziness of xmas break while I take a trip home. I’m grateful that my mom bought me a ticket home last week. It’s going to make me really happy to be home for a bit and see friends and go to the first bit of bird count. Tomorrow I get to see Becca who is home for vacation from Peace Corps, and I’m preemptively grateful to her family for hosting me for xmas eve and morning. I love how sore my legs are from skiing down from my job. I’m grateful for all the mail I’ve received so far at my new job—nothing makes me feel more at home. I'm especially glad to have so many new pen pals from Bear Brook. I’m so glad that the Bear Brook community is still so in touch despite us being so spread out. Our facebook group is honestly my lifeline sometimes. I’m immensely grateful for everyone who has helped me process my last few months; every conversation helps me. I’m grateful for the moments I’ve felt Reed with me, and that feeling makes me smile. I'm trying to react like I think he would have in situations where I would normally be stressed or worried, because I know he would just laugh. Although it has been exceedingly rough at times, I’m in a way grateful for all the emotions I’ve felt recently—the highest highs and the lowest lows. I'm grateful for google for helping me be sure I was spelling grateful right. I'm grateful to Maya for sending me my stuffed animal porcupine that I thought I'd lost forever. Lots of gratefuls to be had. Right now, I'm the most grateful for the sleep I am about to have. Goodnight!