Live, love, laugh

The sun is rising earlier and then going down later.

I went for a walk last night. People are out. Kids riding bikes.

Can see little signs of Spring. People in shorts. A bird singing. A dandelion.

Bought a new outfit from Lularoe. Spring design.

Dyed a pair of tennis shoes bright blue.

Over the counter meds to ward off a cold.

Watching the rains in California. Glad their drought is over but it was over the top.

Checked with Jack who lives in Oxnard. They cancelled plans to travel but were stuck in traffic from a trip cross town. They had to cut it close to get home because gas tank was empty.

Hymn sing next Sunday. Shout to the Lord! All the Earth let us sing!

Talent show will be at Church March 5th. Guess who the lead act is? Reminding them to laugh.

Live,love, laugh. Look around!

Gratitudes Feb 12-18, 2017

  1. Sun Feb 12, good meeting, good meals, productive shopping trips, sunny walk, conversations with friends.
  2. Mon Feb 13, good walks, early to work, conversations with helpful employees, boss, and co-worker, helpful info at Career Center, good meals, progress at work.
  3. Tue Feb 14, early to work, progress at work, good walks, lovely sunny day, good meals.
  4. Wed Feb 15, early to class, progress at work, good meals, memorial service, good walks, bed early.
  5. Thu Feb 16, well rested, sunny day, good walks, conversations with co-workers, progress at work, helpful info from internet.
  6. Fri Feb 17, early to work, interesting seminar, progress at work, good walks, good meals, good news from doctor.
  7. Sat Feb 18, well rested, sunny day, good walks, progress at work, productive shopping trip, opportunity for cooking projects this weekend.


Made it through another week Lord!

Thanks that the asthma medicine finally worked when my daughter was wheezing!

Thanks I didn’t get hurt when I tripped and fell.

Thanks for the clothes I impulsively ordered when I couldn’t sleep.

Thanks for the unexpected funds that paid for them.

Thanks that my neighbor wasn’t hurt when her car was totaled.

Thanks for people stepping forward to do a little extra.

Chuckling how Facebook decided it was Rose’s birthday when her birthday is in June.

I had great plans for the week but accomplished none of them. Thankful for what I did perhaps it was more important.

Friday night and we just went out to eat.Life is good!



Grateful for …

My Valentine’s Day. We ate kielbasi. No flowers,gifts or card but he accompanied me on my  errands.

I bought him cashews. He bought me peanut butter cups.

Monday night he recognized when I was stressed and suggested dinner out. I had to pay for it but it  was chummy and yummy!

Listening. What a gift!

Laughing at a meeting!

A valentine in the mail.

Allowing a space of time to call someone on the telephone.

In the intensity of doing two reports for Church finding a glaring error from last year’s report. I’m still laughing!

Feeling invisible but being insistent.

Working on a diorama of polar bears on my dresser. A little creativity settles my soul.



  • Happy Valentines Day  ♥♥
  • Observing many men, young and sold, selecting flowers, candy, balloons…
  • Told one young man that it didn’t matter what he selected, she will love it because it came from him
  • A beautiful sunny and warm day!
  • Smiles and more smiles everywhere we went :)
  • Enjoy your special day ♥

Gratitudes Feb 5-11, 2017

  1. Sun Feb 5, good meeting, sunny day, good meals, progress at work, bed early.
  2. Mon Feb 6, well rested, early to appt, cheerful help from co-worker, conversation with co-workers, good walks, good meals.
  3. Tue Feb 7, progress at work, good walks, good meals.
  4. Wed Feb 8, progress at library, good meeting, good walks, helpful meeting with career counselor, good meals.
  5. Thu Feb 9, well rested, good meals, progress at job expo, progress at work, cheerful help from co-workers, bed early.
  6. Fri Feb 10, well rested, helpful appt for hearing aids, progress at work, cheerful help from co-workers, good meals.
  7. Sat Feb 11, well rested, good dental appt., helpful retail workers during shopping trip, read a little while waiting in line, sunny day, walks to and from work, progress at work, good meals.

Gratitude First

Sunlight on the snow

Listening to books on tape.

Finishing two books.

Mood that dissolved into acceptance.

Letting go of anger constructively.

Tears and compassion.

Figuring out what to say on my own.

Helping others with their lines.

National Pizza Day! Two please!

Earning my computer time with other activities. (My name is M.E. and I’m a laptop addict!)



I get to make a list

Embracing the” I get to “philosophy instead of” I have to.” Thank you Karen!(and Regina Brett)

Enjoying a cup of coffee from a new mug.

Planning to buy another one so when grand daughter comes to stay she can use it.

Grateful that I can be brave.

Grateful that I can change.

Grateful to recognize alibis.

No should ofs. No what ifs.

Swimming out of the whirlpool.

Plans and organization.

First steps and journeys.

Stopping to buy a good luck charm for speaker at Church Sunday. I think I’ll buy one for me too!

Grateful Day

Grateful for books. Grateful for ones recommended to me. Grateful for libraries where I can find such a variety of choices.

Grateful for sleep. Grateful for this new day.

Grateful that we have food in our house. Grateful that we did our shopping this weekend.

Grateful for the house. I’m dreaming of schemes to repurpose some rooms that are just storage.

Grateful for the fruit I will eat today. Grateful for the water I drink. Grateful for food I choose. Grateful for snacks we ate this weekend.

Grateful for fresh beginnings and successful outcomes.

Grateful for friends. A conversation with a friend who needed comfort.

My life is full and I am grateful.