Monthly Archives: November 2011

Knowing that God put them there

Very grateful for~

Tons of brightly colored fall leaves

A walk to the store

Warm scarves


An unexpected call

Remembering the wisdom of friendseven some I have never met like Garrett

Knowing that God put them there

and He is in control

and His Always lasts longer than my finite forever

 It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy.


  1. Labrador safe at Best Friends Sanctuary
  2. Cute Schnauzers
  3. “Now” and its freedom
  4. Releasing
  5. Enjoying a gift of lovely autumn flowers
  6. Relaxing
  7. Humor
  8. GPa’s freshly baked bread
  9. Warning of a snow storm that didn’t happen
  10. Power of energy!

1. God

2. Ricky trying to join our circle standing on his hind legs

3. Julie Daley

4. Focus

5. Breath

6. Beautiful cards

7. Winnie the Pooh: ““You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

8. Invitations

9. Calm

10. Plans, which could change

1. God

2. Focus

3. Resolve

4. Reconnection

5. Laura’s sweet voice on the relaxation track

6. Indefatigable Helen

7. Applauding from the heart

8. Cassie getting recognition

9. Discovery resulting from effort, even a second look

10. I will have to learn everything over again, I know

art making the world “a better place”

  1. Relaxing at home with memories of being with our beloved children/grandchildren on Thanksgiving
  2. Turkey leftovers..sandwiches, casseroles, soup
  3. Pellegrino with lemon slices
  4. Tim Holmes, our local and international artist and sculptor…
  5. …”Unfolding Flight” a sculpture presented to the winner of the Freedom to Create Leadership Award for Women in Cape Town, South Africa…
  6. …he has created art that has been awarded as part of the United Nations Peace Prize for Women…
  7. …Tim Holmes “wants to make the world a better place.”
  8. Our granddaughter was privileged to pose for him. 
  9. A family member who has her Christmas shopping finished! (I “should” do this next year :):)
  10. Belle’s awesome awesome CSW messages!!

Are mistakes just a paradox of success?

Very grateful for~

The deep, harvest orange color of the sunset last night


Mistakes—they show me what does not work and what needs tweaking

Justin the caregiver

Fresh rosemary from mom’s garden

Wireless internet

The rain from last week (forgot to mention it in last week’s lists)

Acapella singing


Water is fluid, soft and yielding.
But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule,
whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.
This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. ~Lao-Tzu

1. God
2. The sun rising
3.roast turkey, post Thanksgiving
Thank you, Cassie
4. Possibilities
5. Work
6. Perspectives that challenge my thinking and habits
7. Stopping
8. Cats
9. Photographs
10. People I know doing what they love

Honored and Grateful

1. Grateful for learning new things!

2. Honored to be of help to so many people I admire

3. Incredibly grateful for feedback, given so generously and from the heart

4. Honored to be connecting with so many incredible, grateful souls

5. Grateful for Helen and Garrett, who keep the gratitude fire burning!

6. Honored to know and learn from such wise souls!

7. Grateful for technology, which brings us all together

8. Honored to be a part of this web of incredible information

9. Grateful to have fingers to type, a mind to think, and a heart to feel gratitude

10. Honored to be here!

Hibernating, with Tea

Very grateful for~

  1. God’s Blessings
  2. Quiet streets and houses with Christmas lights twinkling
  3. Time to spend updating LinkedIn with Garrett’s suggestions
  4.  Amelia, preparing for her big test yesterday
  5.  little omelet muffins for her to grab as she leaves
  6.   cars that start right up without coaxing or bargaining promises to the universe
  7.   hibernating and saving on gasoline
  8.   the little, windowsill garden with basil, scallions and green onions
  9.   little tea light candles nestled in coffee bean nests

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.~ Maya Angelou

1. God
3. Going to the picture show
4. An old movie theater, better than it was, I worked there the summer I was 18 and struggled to move the letters on the marquee with the long metal clamps
5. Not going to Black Friday but visiting my favorite store on Saturday and seeing Sheila and her gorgeous displays, wishing I’d taken some pictures. Another time. Or not.
6. Mail ( of the snail variety)
7. Discoveries
8. Listening
9. More warm temperatures
10. Loving my children