Wednesday, March 17, 2021


Another Wednesday means another chance to draw a card from my Grateful AF deck and see what it wants me to appreciate today.

My first thought was, "what the hell?" I really don't care for pickles and why would I be grateful for them?

My second thought, though, was to remind myself that the point of this is to learn to be more grateful for everything. So I'm taking a longer look. And as it turns out...

  • I actually do like pickles sometimes, like on a burger 
  • I love sweet pickle relish on hot dogs and mixed into tuna for sandwiches 
  • And most of all, I am grateful that I am now in a position to pick and choose what I want to eat. There were times in my life when I was lucky to have any food at all and would eat anything I could find in our mostly-empty cabinets

Gratitude isn't always about big moments. Sometimes, it's about taking notice of something small and seemingly inconsequential and appreciating it for what it is.

And for all of that, yes, I am grateful AF.

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