I've decided to create a daily gratitude practice for the month of November.
I've seen a few different articles here and there that indicate a gratitude practice can really help with anxiety, depression and a general feeling of overall wellness. Rather than commit to doing this for a whole year, I thought I'd start with the month and see how that goes.
Last night was Hallowe'en. The weather was awful. The rain fell almost all day, until it broke for about an hour. Some kids went out trick-or-treating at that time, but Nate decided that he didn't want to go trick-or-treating this year, mostly due to the weather. He's also just outgrowing the occasion, already. He didn't go trick-or-treating last year, either.
After tricks or treats, the wind picked up and blew loudly all night. I woke up around 11:30 pm and went down to the living room to watch the branches of our maples whip through the night.
Today I am grateful that our home weathered this storm. We didn't lose any shingles and the fence stayed in place. We didn't lose power. We didn't lose any branches or have any damage to our property. Today I wished I could give our cozy little house a hug for keeping us all safe through the noisy wind all night.