Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gratitude Baby...

Can't think of anything to write about today so you know what that means....


Dear God,

Today I am grateful for:
  • Being a sober and recovering alcoholic as opposed to the other kind.
  • Found money.  Apparently I had money left in the company that laid me off in 2010.  It's not a lot but it will pay my son's summer tuition.  Thank you for guiding my husband that way and thank you for making me listen to him and thank you for the new purse I'm going to buy myself for my birthday next month.
  • My children who brighten my every moment with their love and laughter.  Help them overcome their issues whatever they may be and help them to do your will.  One is struggling with woman issues (but he's a playa so he's always struggling) and one is a little lost right now I think (haven't really heard from her in awhile which usually means a late night, tear filled, I need money phone call is imminent) so give them a little extra attention please.  And give me the patience to deal with the lost one when she does call.
  • My current contractor assignment.  It's so nice to be back with these crazy people.  They make me forget that I'm "just a contractor" and they make me wish I wasn't. 
  • Spring - I love the sense of renewal this time of year.  It makes me believe that anything is possible with time and patience and love from God.  I'm so happy it comes around every year and smacks me in the face with that message. 
  • My patient, loving, sometimes aggravating but always there husband.
  • Our dogs who teach our children what unconditional love REALLY looks like.
  • Helping me to let go and let You - be patient with me...I'm still learning.
  • Painting classes!  We're going again next week and we're painting the Eiffel Tower.  I'm so excited!  Which brings me to...
  • Dreams.  My friend and I have decided we're going to Paris (I think we should do Rome and London also while we are there).  I don't know how and I don't know when but I know that it's going to be top of mind for me and we are going to go.  I don't have many dreams like this - I tend to be really practical when it comes to extravagance but this one I'm going to do.
  • Mad Men...thanks to my girl over at Back to Being Me...I'm now hooked!  Almost done Season 4 and I have the new season DVR'd so far.  So good.
  • My relationship with You..always first even when I forget.  I love you.

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
~William Arthur Ward


  1. Found money should always include a "treat" for oneself!

    I'm big on dreams..I try to make them goals, so they will actually happen. Those three cities all in one trip is a lot. Maybe consider the idea of exploring only one thoroughly? Otherwise you may spend a lot of time on tour buses.

    But, hey, it's your dream!

  2. Yes, if you go to Paris London and Rome are just a hop, skip and a jump away! I agree with Lou - surely some little treat for you can come out of that money?

    So glad you like Mad Men. I will admit, this season is not as good to me as the others were. Let me know what you think. I think maybe its because__________. I can't say yet. You'll see.

    Gratitude lists rock.


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