Grateful. Just grateful.

I’m practicing being grateful – for sunshine and gray days, for wet roads and dry eyes. For laughter that goes on for hours. For the thankfulness of near-strangers. For kind hotel employees on telephones. But mostly for adventures, whether they lead you into the slackcountry (I still haven’t looked at my bases. After last weekend’s semi-accidental adventures, I seriously don’t want to know.) or to a new job (!!!).

Turns out, It’s really easy to be grateful, and it’s only getting easier.

My bike and I
Cruising through Burlington to welcome Budnitz Bicycles into town.

(Better yet, there’s snow in the forecast. It’s easy to feel buoyed up by optimism.)

Photo by Greg Comollo.