Going into February this year, I had a bad attitude. I wasn't looking forward to anything, February might be the shortest month but it's still a while until spring for us, and I was just generally grumpy. So towards the end of the first week of February, I decided to document One Sentence A Day, which I haven't done for quite awhile, but I wanted to focus on all the good which I knew February would hold. So onward with One Sentence A Day, the gratitude edition.
1 - Wednesday -- After a few busy evenings, I enjoyed an evening at home to catch up on blogging and not having to go anywhere.
2 - Thursday -- Our midweek church program, which I love, was back to normal after many years of Covid restrictions and variations and it was AMAZING!!!
3 - Friday -- Although it was super cold out in the morning (-28C/-18F with wind chill), my principal brought me a coffee-hot chocolate to start the day.
5 - Sunday -- Dave and I had a free afternoon, while the kids had play dates, and we enjoyed a 10 kilometre (6.2 mile) forest walk.
6 - Monday -- I'm so thankful Dave brought me a Coke at work (a big treat) and I had a great night of sleep after only sleeping for two hours the night before.
7 - Tuesday -- I learned something new at work and got to make Rachel's day (week! month!) with news of a dream coming true for her! (I'll be able to share more about this one in March!)
8 - Wednesday -- Dave and I made the time to (finally!) change all our sheets and clean bedding is THE BEST!!!
9 - Thursday -- I'm thankful for a co-worker who texts me supportive Bible verses and can relate to some of the hard things we see at work.
10 - Friday -- I had a massage after work and then spent the rest of the evening in bed reading.
11 - Saturday -- The sun was shining and I got a lot done around the house.
12 - Sunday -- I was so glad to hear my friend preach in church this morning. (It was her first time being at church in person since March 2020.)
13 - Monday -- I am thankful for paid sick days and for feeling better enough (later in the day) to do some laundry.
14 - Tuesday -- I was quite sick this day but enjoyed some really good orange juice, thanks to Dave's trip to the grocery store.
15 - Wednesday -- I spent a lot of time in my cozy bed this day and we were able to open the window for the first time this season!!!
16 - Thursday -- I felt well enough to read a good book.
17 - Friday -- I was so happy to be back at work, after a few days of being sick.
18 - Saturday -- I enjoyed a long text conversation with my friend in Kenya this day. I miss her so much.
19 - Sunday -- Rachel and I had a really delicious Afternoon Tea.
20 - Monday -- We got a lot of our house cleaned this day and a clean house just fills me with so much joy!
21 - Tuesday -- We had no plans in the evening and it was glorious.
22 - Wednesday -- I made challah this day and freshly baked challah smells so good!
23 - Thursday -- SNOW DAY!!! I'm thankful for a day of baking and a family who can all contribute to shovelling.
24 - Friday -- We had staff treats at work and they made my Friday great!
25 - Saturday -- Sam and I enjoyed our appetizers and outing to a sports bar.
26 - Sunday -- Both kids had unexpected, last minute activities this afternoon and, after years of Covid restrictions/cancellations, it felt so good to help make these times with friends happen.
27 - Monday -- My coworker gave me the ingredients for a new cocktail for Christmas, I made two of them this day, and they were delicious!!! (More sentences: I don't know why it took me over two months to make this recipe as she gave me all the ingredients and everything. It was a St Germain Spritz for those of you who are curious.)
28 - Tuesday -- I had a GREAT conversation with Janice about some March Break plans and I am even more excited about our vacation now!!!
So I knew that February would hold good things, even though I wasn't very excited about the month at the start. I really appreciated that, when I focused on gratitude, I found so many good things about each day -- even the hard ones.
I'm not going to write a regular Sentence A Day post, but I'm really glad I focused on this practice for February.