As we’ve come to the end of May and into the first week of June, I thought what a good time to be looking back. When June ends, we would have done half of the year 2023. I know, I also can’t believe we are almost at that point already. I love looking back at the past because it helps me to count my blessings and to be grateful for everything. It also helps me to make amends or to fix mistakes I have made.
On my Youtube channel, I did a short video on what we are grateful for in the month of May. If you’d rather watch it than read this post, then click below to play it.
The first thing we looked back on and are grateful for is that the weather has improved significantly during may. It has been a good mix. There’s been rain, wind, and sunshine. There were only a few cold days. This has allowed us to plant out all the seedlings we had prepared inside so that we now have vegetables basking in the sunshine outside and also some beautiful flowers. This week we reaped and cooked the second batch of pak choi and spinach. The beautiful weather has caused the petunias to open up and smile with us too. We even had some outdoor cooking sessions and enjoyed lunch/dinner whilst sitting out and enjoying the sunshine.
In May we also got paid by Google for the content we create on Youtube. I must say that this was nice to be paid for something that we enjoy doing so much. We realise too that people are discovering our content, particularly the rather informal chats that we sometimes have with our subscribers. What made it nice too that they have asked for more of these chats so we know that people really appreciate it.
May is usually a month of mixed emotions for me as it’s the month I buried my son 11 years ago. Thankfully when the anniversary of the funeral day came up, I totally forgot it. I still don’t know how that happened. But I am thankful that it did. Otherwise, I would have found myself thinking hard about the events and crying quite a bit too. It just reminds me that grief is like that. My son would have been 30 this year and I would have had 2 psychologists as sons if things hadn’t gone bad with him. Oh well, I’ll focus all my energy on my younger son.
On that note, I am grateful that my younger son is doing well and that he keeps making wise decisions for his future. Looking back to how things could have gone the way a lot of young black men end up, I am really grateful.
Peonies from our garden. They were blooming for the first time ever… and they chose the month of May.
I encourage you too, to look back at the past month and all that has happened, and find some little nuggets that you can be grateful for. Not everything has gone well but we still have the chance to improve things as we head into the new month.
Thanks so much to Ann for giving us the chance to share her linky too.