I promised after the rant I posted on May 19th that I would post a Gratitude List (i.e., count your blessings)
I started this post several times and each time I trashed it. Who wants to read a long list of someone else’s blessings? As for me, I would prefer to think about a blessing a day – it does not even have to be a blessing that I received. Someone could send me a brief story about what they are grateful for, and I could post theirs for a day.
What do you think? Your feedback is always appreciated!
If you recall my post about what I wanted to accomplish in the year 2020, my theme, if you will, is “Be the Sunshine.” This is still my focus for this year, but I have been horrible about posting any content and for this, I apologize.
I have several projects I need to finish and I am flustered by them and the other stresses bombarding me. When I am overwhelmed my brain short-circuits and I can’t focus on any of the tasks looming over me. This means that the more tasks I have, the less I accomplish.
When my brain is useless – I clean house. I am constantly amazed how ‘treasures’ I forgot I had will turn up out of nowhere. Today’s treasure is a photo that came from a card someone sent me long ago. I have had it for years, yet every time I see it I smile and feel happy.
A few posts ago I mentioned making a “Gratitude List” to help fight depression & subsequent attitudes that follow. Of course I am grateful for my dear hubby, family, and friends. This list would be miles long if I mentioned them all (and be very boring to read) so …
So this list is what I am also grateful for:
My puppy (even though she is a complete and total pain in the butt, we adore each other)
That I live in a time with indoor plumbing and electricity
Retirement (I smile every time I remember that I am!)
Board meetings are only once per month
Novels – even the monstrosity I have written for the past three years now.
My blog. It saved my sanity in 2011-2012. (OK, but at least most of it)
I have the means now to see my BFF every year. (She lives 2,000 miles away.)
I cannot leave out the most important thing I am grateful for – a loving God and a VERY hard-working, ever patient, guardian angel. I’ve never met him, but I know he is there. Always ready to protect me from (myself mostly), and kick my butt when he has had it with my stupidity and needs to get my attention.
I imagine he looks formidable and handsome – like Ving Rhames.
I am also grateful for so many little, silly things. Maybe someday I’ll put together that list for Thursday’s Giggles and Bits. It’s a thought!