It's the Monday after the Halloween weekend and normally I would have a chirpy post full of how much fun we had this weekend and photos of the festivities. But, to be honest, it was a weekend of struggle. A struggle with work. A struggle with family. I may share more later; it depends how things play out. We didn't go to the annual Halloween party. We were not in the mood for a party. And I was, finally, making headway on my work project. So we stayed home. For now all I have to share are the photos I took of my Dias de los Muertos altar I put up, even though I took it down . . . a victim of the struggles.
And then, somewhere in the midst of the weekend, I came across this photo on instagram. That's my boy (#10 in midfield) playing soccer under a rainbow. His college team was playing in the regional club soccer tournament (they lost in the semi's to the eventual tournament champion). It made me smile.
And I started to notice people posting the intention to compile daily gratitude lists for November.
And, on Sunday night, as I was finally finishing up my work project to send, I heard rain begin to fall.
And I realized that November 1 at least had not been a completely bad day. I did have things to be grateful for:
a day of peace;
a good workout;
finishing my casebook chapters; and
I'm not sure how often I will post my gratitude list, but I am going to try to find and note at least one thing to be grateful for each day in November.