An exercise in gratitude

So this morning I was quite tired, and I had to shower.

Since Monday morning is a popular time for girls in my dorm to shower, soon the water got cold from having to spread the hot water out between four shower stalls. I started mentally complaining because I was cold and tired, and then I started insulting myself for complaining.

Suddenly I stopped complaining and insulting and just became grateful for having access to running water. Soon the water became warm again and stayed that way for the rest of the shower.

My whole day has kind of gone like that, so I’m now giving you a list of everything I’m grateful for that happened today.

I’m thankful…

*for the sense of peace which overcame me and allowed me to do well on my conducting class exam even though I wasn’t able to study much for it.

*that my music history class got done early so I could run to my dorm room and grab my choir music before rehearsal started.

*for my friends Sarah and Kelsie carrying and guarding my flute at different times today.

*for my friend in choir giving me her cereal snack when I told her at 11 a.m. that I wouldn’t get to eat lunch ’til 2 p.m.

*that I had enough time during classes and between classes to finish writing my article assignment for my journalism class.

*that my 1 p.m. class got cancelled, allowing me to eat lunch early and with my good friends at that time, with friends so good that when I’m sad, they can’t help but feel sad too and want to make me feel better.

*for my chance today to audition for a student-directed production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” one of my favorite¬†Shakespearean comedies.

*that my journalism class got done early, allowing me to clean my room before my C.A. comes to check the safety of my lofted bed.

*that I had a heart-to-heart with someone who’s in the same boat as I am.

*that my car registration sticker came today so that I can keep driving my car legally.

*and for today just in general :).

“If the only prayer you ever said was thank you, that would be enough.”
-Meister Eckhart