Small things I'm grateful for. / by Christina Rosalie

A flock of clouds, their underbellies pink and gold, just before sunset.

Running hard at the gym, just over 8 minute miles.

Doing 25 push ups in a row.

Rearranging furniture in my classroom, so the sun slants just so in the morning and the picture books are easier to browse through.

Getting a note from a kid saying, "Thanks for being my teacher, I love you"

Passing the two shaggy horses on our road, and seeing their breath rise up in the cold air.

Bean saying yes now instead of just no.

Reading short stories (because when is there time for long ones, lately?)

Mysterious birthday plans for the weekend.

Painting small pictures every day.