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10 Things ListI started doing this a long time ago, now. When you need a pick-me-up, you write down 10 things you are grateful for right off the top of your head. Don't think too much about it. Just write them.

Here's mine:

I'm grateful for...

1. The ability to wear bright colors when the whole world is gray with rain.

2. Hot chocolate.

3. All the kind emails and comments people sent when I needed them most.

4. Watching Colin and Vince play. Vince being so happy he spins in circles.

5. Good music. My favorites now: The Postal Service, American Analog Set, and Bishop Allen.

6. Movies that whisk you away to other places...(Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Garden State)

7. A cozy bed with heavy blankets.

8. Enough work to keep me busy.

9. The thought of going antiquing in small towns this coming weekend.

10. Being able to call my brother and get some helpful advice.

And you?