spring

it’s spring, it’s spring gratitude

it’s spring, it’s spring! i am grateful for… 1) sunshine 2) sprouting green things 3) my boy being able to play outside pretty much all day when it’s nice out. grateful for a daycare that lets him! 4) better produce. the tomatoes are shaping up, strawberries too. 5) being able to wear my green peacoat instead of the black down …

Valerie Reissit’s spring, it’s spring gratitude

trying to the snow gratitude

i am grateful for: 1) a healthy baby boy. big fever, lots of coughing, but now just a steady drip of snot. whew. 2) that I HAVE A CAR. yeah. a car. i don’t know how to drive it of course. it’s been 10 years since i’ve driven and i’ve never liked it or been good at it. and just …

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another crappy cold gray day gratitude

i am grateful for… 1) learning that i am not the only one who wants to hide under the covers until summer comes, or life changes, or something 2) this awesome ganesha shoutout from the divine artist jennifer 3) hawthorne valley sauerkraut 4) that i’m checking out a new healer tomorrow 5) making it to yoga today with s.–feeling more …

Valerie Reissanother crappy cold gray day gratitude

native brooklyn flora garden gratitude

yesterday i dragged my sick, sad butt over to the botanical gardens in the freezing cold sunshine. a few cherry blossom trees were in bloom, the bathroom line was crazy-long, and i was psyched to breeze past the entry line with my member card. but most exciting is that the native flower garden (not it’s real name, i forget exactly) …

Valerie Reissnative brooklyn flora garden gratitude

friday night gratitude, dude

i’m grateful that/for: 1) mamma mia–so much greek glistening water abba meryl fun! 2) feeling a sminch more on top of things 3) that i seem to have opened up a cool inner conduit 4) that i’m going to j.’s dancey birthday party tomorrow night. and little a’s 1-year birthday cruise on sunday 5) that the teacher was all handsy …

Valerie Reissfriday night gratitude, dude

mid-sick gratitude

hi. still sick. some signs of wellness tho. i’m grateful for that and… 1) that having singing bowls played on my chest on belly was, while being really annoying, actually apparently healing 2) going to a new, cool aries acupuncturist today who has furthered my healing, i think. my lungs feel calmer than they have in weeks. i know i …

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end of post new year flu gratitude

hi again, hope you all made it through the holimaze relatively intact and are enjoying your new, cleanish slate. i’ve been wracked with cold/flu/yuck for a week now. and realize my downward thinking spiral (it’s amazing what doing nothing, not leaving the house, not seeing people or sunlight for a week can do) might be helped with some renewed gratitude. …

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tuesday morning gratefulness list

1) Rocking hard in chant-land with Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Wah, and MC Yogi till 2am 2) “Ganesh is Fresh” by MC Yogi–omg, you must check this kid out. Hilarious, funky, and full o’ spirit. 3) Getting to be in the trees again 4) Camping 5) Coincidences: – In a room of hundreds of people last night, I …

Valerie Reisstuesday morning gratefulness list