Today I…dreamt of a quiet morning, a cup of tea, some time to read.
Today I…was woken abruptly by someone poking me in the head and announcing “I did my chores this week; can I have my screen time now?”
Today I…planned for a sunny walk to the library and some much needed pre-spring work on the garden.
Today I…made sure that my 7 year old son completed his task of “look at the floor, pick it up, put it away”- by following him around, enduring dramatic fits, and insisting that he keep working until he actually finished. For six hours.
Today I…planned for time on the exercise bike, maybe while reading a book.
Today I…ran up and down the stairs a thousand times and walked continuously around the house, cleaning and hectoring, until my feet throbbed and my legs ached.
Today I…finally got a chance to sit down, put up my feet and pick up a book.
Today I…was turned into a car racing ramp with an adjustable end (my feet).
Today I…have a clean floor.
Today I…have a happy child.
Today I…have a wonderful husband cooking fresh sea bass for dinner.
Today I…have a warm house, a safe life, and full cupboards.
Today I will…make that cup of tea.
Today I will…make homemade ice cream with my son.
Today I will…play a board game.
Today I will…appreciate.