Taking note of one good thing, one beautiful thing, one thing to be thankful for each day.

1 puzzles and apple cinnamon tea

2 our puppy splashing through the ocean at sunset

3 helpful car mechanics

4 sleeping in late on the last day of summer

5 the first day of school at the International School of Djibouti

6 leftover pizza

7 “thank you for learning my language. I congratulate you and I love you.”

8 hot wind on my face

9 spicy lentil soup

10 licking sticky fresh halwad from my fingers

11 my 9/11 birthday baby

12 bringing friends from the airport at midnight to crash in an air-conditioned room, drink a cold glass of water, and share a meal. Welcome home, we’re glad you’re here.

13 a dress with pockets

14 ten friends sharing the best burgers in town, chez moi

15 sand between my toes, salt on my lips, ocean water like a bath

16 this, from To Bless the Space Between Us

Awaken your spirit to adventure;

Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;

Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,

For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

17 a squishy baby in my lap

18 a visit to a friend’s new shop, Tiki Do’ Boutique

19 a long phone conversation with my son

20 on my run I only sweat through my shirt down to my belly button, leaving a good two inches of dry-ish shirt

21 honey mustard curry chicken with rice, pumpkin maple granola, steamy pumpkin bread smeared with melty pads of butter, and dear friends

22 untangling spiritual thoughts with a trusted friend as we walk in the dark

23 a quiet, solitary day with my hands full of books

24 a silvery snake, three-feet long, gliding out of my way on a run at dawn

25 best chocolate chip cookies I ever made

26 volleyball, again, always

27 remembering a life, a mother, a grandmother, a mother-in-law

28 a song, a truth, everything is holy now

29 beach volleyball

30 plumbers who do the work

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