Today’s Gem of Gratitude #359


Today I am thankful for emoji, because sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. And though I make use of emoji frequently, by no means do I think that all communication should be made with emoji. That would be unrealistic, inefficient, and highly unsatisfying. At times, though, when you just want to let someone one quickly know, for example, that you are thinking of them, that you love them, that they make you smile, emoji are a great way to convey those sentiments to your intended recipient. And they are cute to boot with seemingly automatic smile-inducing mechanisms build right in. And who does not appreciate that? I know that I do. #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #358


Today I am thankful for fried chicken. Fried chicken is just one of those comfort food items that occasionally I crave. I cannot say that there is any particular place that I like to frequent for great fried chicken. I guess that it just depends on my mood and what is available to me at the time – if I feel like frying chicken myself, then I will enjoy that; if someone else that I know decides to treat me to some homemade fried chicken, then I will partake of that; or if I am in the vicinity of a restaurant that sells pretty decent fried chicken, then I just might make a pit stop for that. And though the desire to eat fried chicken does not surface that often, it does rear its head enough to cause me to take the occasional fried chicken detour, about which I certainly do not complain. #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #357


Today I am thankful for my body, because it is the only one that I have. And sure, now that I am getting a little older my body does things that occasionally surprise me. But that does not change the fact that my body is a tremendous gift to me – it is uniquely mine, healthy, stylish, and resilient beyond measure. I have put my body through some tough situations (especially when I was a kid given the fact that I was a major tomboy), yet it has never given up or out on me. And for that I am eternally thankful.

Now, like most of us, there are some things that I could and should do in order to take better care of my body, and I am in the process of taking the necessary steps in order to do that. And as I continue on this wonderful journey of living life to the fullest, I will make it a point to demonstrate my gratitude daily to this magnificent body that the core of me calls home, no matter the way that it looks, feels, maneuvers, and ages, because at the end of the day I still have it and it still has me, and we make an excellent team. #lovebythedrop