This week I have felt grateful for the kindness of strangers. For the lovely family who drove an hour each way to pick up and re-home our lonely duck, and brought me a jar of homemade jam on top of it all. For the kids who came up to me tell me how 'awesome' my dog is while we watched the parade at Finn's school. And for the check out guy at the grocery store who asked about my day and really seemed to mean it. We have had a tough couple of months around here (more about that soon), and sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can mean so very much.
I tried to put a positive spin on the sad duck tales of the past several days, and yesterday we got a baby pool for the kids for our backyard. This was something that never could have happened with ducks, as they would be in (and pooping in) the pool before you could say the word gross. So, we are reclaiming the backyard. Making plans for how to use our new space. And I didn't have to wake up at 5:12 this morning and let them out (I just had to get up at 5:25 to let out Puppy Cow... apparently, he is still on the duck's schedule). I can be grateful for that, even if I am still really sad about losing our feathered friends.
I am also so thankful for this beautiful place that I call home. To have the mountains, the coast and the river all within easy driving distance is pretty amazing. There are so many places to explore and so much beauty. We drove to the coast today, just for the day, and I kept thinking how thankful I was to have a car and be able to drive to the ocean.
And lastly, I am so very grateful that I only have a few more days of work (and Finn a few more days of school) before summer break. That means a break from grading, packing lunches, and rushing around every morning! And it means a lot of fun adventures, because that's what summer is for, right?
What have you felt grateful for this week?
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