The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. In action, gratitude is a thankful appreciation of whatever floats your boat, makes you feel good, puts a smile on your face, or simply augments your existence, be it tangible or intangible. Gratitude is also good for you according to researchers at Harvard, UC Davis, UC San Diego, and plenty of other places.
Friday Faves are a zippy accounting of what's helped carry me through the week, with a healthy dose of gratitude for each. Today, I give it up for:
- A Wrinkle In Time: No, I have not yet seen the movie that hits theaters today, but I did recently finish re-reading the book with my children. It was a favorite of mine when I was in grade school and it was even better reading it with my kids. Bonus? We picked up our copy of the book - the same edition I read back in the day - from the delightful Alabaster Bookstore in Union Square on a recent trip to NYC.
- The feeling of accomplishment at finally starting the blog section of this website. (It's been on my to-do list for almost a year! Better late than never!)
- Honesty between friends.
- Vegan spaghetti bolognese!
- And of course...FRI-YAY! My energy level has been dragging this week and tomorrow is the first Saturday in 8 weeks that we don't have to wake up early to get the kids to ski lessons, so having a bit of a lie-in is going to be great!