I am grateful for all my new plants! They have dampened the construction noise, enhanced my view, and added privacy; plus, it's just lovely to look out onto a lush jungle when it is cold and damp and grey outside.
I'm grateful for my new TCM doc and the herbal medicine I drink daily. I hope it is undoing some of the damage the past 8 months in China--and the past 30 years of habits--inflicted on my body-mind-soul. There a few habits I can't seem to break that are really driving me nuts right now. My motivation and discipline are buried in a trench somewhere, and I can't locate them. But I keep trying.
I am grateful I have friends here whith whom I can enjoy life.
I am grateful there is a lot going on in Chengdu; I choose to participate or not--but there are options. And my friend Andy is traversing China for a month--we will have some fun times in various provinces, and I will get to see some places I have not yet visited!