Monday, March 20, 2006

a few words of thanks

I try hard to live in a state of gratitude. I sometimes fail at this, I admit. But I have learned that by making an effort to really acknowledge in my mind all the things that I do have and all the things that do go right, I feel happier with life in general. Oh, I still do a fair bit of complaining, too. It can be a challenge to look for the good at times. But at other times, the good is just right there in your face, and you'd have to be an utter moron to miss it.
A couple examples of this impossible to miss goodness in my life from this weekend:
1. Marianne. I "met" Marianne just a few weeks ago through her wonderful blog. (Checking her blog -Lil Bits of Me- has become a must for me each day...see sidebar for link.) Anyway, being the complete computer-illiterate that I am, Marianne has offered to help me. She has kindly sent me e-mail after e-mail of instructions for putting links right into the body of my blog here. We haven't quite come up with the correct way for me to do it, but she hasn't given up on me. So, if you're reading this, Marianne, thank you once again!
2. Rich. My husband is pretty much a sweetheart all the time. But this weekend he seemed especially so. Rich, if you're reading this...thank you for getting the groceries (and taking the boys with you to boot), thank you for cooking supper both Saturday and Sunday night, thank you for sweeping the kitchen floor, thank you for my new book, thank you for being you!
Yep, I'm a lucky gal.

Quote of the day:
"Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Count your age by friends, not years." --unknown


me said...

Aww, *blush* how sweet. You're so welcome. :)

Dawn said...

What a nice thing to do/say for the people in your life that have touched you. That's a very sweet gesture and we all should try to be like that!

take care,