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Today I am grateful for the clouds.

365 Days of Wonderful – Day 51

Today I am grateful for the clouds, and this lovely afternoon. I am absolutely certain there is a sky painting angel in heaven. Today’s work was a stunner!

I am grateful that I took my sweet dog for a walk, after my afternoon meeting. I like to take her along, so that we do something interesting! My life is punctuated by dog walks at cool parks! Just promising her a sniff, and I caught this lovely cloudscape!

I love walking out on the dock and feeling the rise and fall of the water… it is like the breath of the bay.

I am grateful to live in a small town. As I make my journey on my 2 mile route, people wave at me. Not even people I know, just people I see every day or so. They guys at Hall and Son’s Auto Repair wave. The driver for Safe Boats waves at me. Neighbors wave. Lavonne from Gazebo Florists waves, Fred Chang and Lorraine Olson wave. The guys at United Methodist wave. Even the transients say hi! The other day I was walking at the Boat Launch park and one of the transients said ” I haven’t seen you in a while… I replied back, “You’ve been asleep when I walk past.” He smiled and nodded. I bet he is grateful to feel safe, even when he is sleeping, or passed out at the park. I like feeling seen, and known in my town. Thanks for waving, or honking and waving. I LOVE THAT! Makes me feel connected to community!

When I was in my mid-twenties, I drove with a friend to New Mexico, as she was moving. We drove her car, slowly across the states, and took in the sites as we went. We waved at everyone! Our slogan was: “Spreading Peace Across America One Wave At A Time!” Several days into our trip, on a LONG dirt road to Chaco Canyon, we got a flat tire. Being industrious we decided to change the tire ourselves! We jacked up the car and the jack broke!!! OH NO. We were quite literally 45 minutes in on a deeply rutted dirt road… not a car in sight… So we sat on the hood of the car and started singing. We figured there was no reason to stress. So we sang and sang. A LONG while later a family pulled over.

They were from Germany. They had rented a car, bought 4 extra tires, and were traveling around the southwest. The German mother asked, “Hey, aren’t you the two girls that waved at us? That was nice. Thank You!” We laughed and shared our slogan. She gave us sandwiches, and drinks. Her husband changed our tire. We shared stories of sights, and travels, and hugged, and went our separate ways. I am grateful for the power of a wave-to connect one another. Those waves got our car repaired–for free! Rescued! LOL _________________

Thanks for reading 365 Days of Wonderful – A Gratitude Practice for shifting the way that we think, and re-framing life with a slant toward the positive.

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I’m a Transformational Life Coach, and a Wellness Coach. I help people trade restlessness and anxiety, for peace and calm as they re-connect to Purpose, Passion and Meaning, and find sustainable JOY. So that they Love the Life they Have, and Create a Life they LOVE!

Feel inspired? Want to know more? Message me, or visit my website: You can schedule a Free Discover Wonderful You Clarity Session online. ______________ Individual Inquiry: What brightens your day? Do you live in a town where people wave at each other? I invite you to join the movement, and Spread Peace Across America Once Wave At A Time!

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