2. That this is growing in my garden. I have tried for years to grow sunflowers and never had even one tiny stalk. This year I didn't even plant seeds yet this is what smiles back at me from my kitchen window. I am beyond happy about it.
3. Babysitting a 4 month old and a 20 month old for 36 hours. Makes me very grateful that I was much younger when I had to do this full time. Phew, they wore me out. But in a very fun way.
4. Sitting in my kayak for an hour just watching this amazing bird pace back and forth, patiently fishing.
5. Primary election day today and I am very grateful that I live in a state where my choices are all good. I can't imagine living in a state where the politics are so conservative that women and minorities are still fighting the same battles that were won in most places decades ago. In fact, we were just enjoying a political commercial where a young man running for Congress said, "my husband and I." Yep, that is a political asset here. Like everything around me these days, it feels like a breath of fresh air.