gratituesday 5/5

Oh, Cinco de Mayo. A holiday celebrating Mexico’s Battle of Puebla in 1862. Seems that Mexico was heavily in debt to the French, who decided to come in the back door through the Gulf of Mexico to collect their money by taking over the country. The Mexican army, though outclassed, resisted and won out in the end. So it looks in reality like it’s a holiday to celebrate sticking it to the bill collectors. Maybe that’s why so much Tequila is consumed (historical info from Walt Crocker’s article).

I’m so grateful; I get to see my sister today after her trip to Israel and our relatives I’ve never met.

I’m grateful for this life. For the joys of gardening. For the rain. For my seedlings looking stronger and bigger every day. For a day with no sugar. I am done done done with sugar.

I am grateful for those who read this gratitude journal. Makes my day.

I am grateful for community. For self-management of my energies (something I need all the time!).

I’m a grateful woman. Blessed be.

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