Life is hard to control but my response is under my control
Grateful for knowing when to phone a friend
And having that friend remind you, you are OK
I choose to contented
I refuse to be angry
I believe in hope
Finding a situation wasn’t as dire as you thought
Going with the flow
Resting up. Stress is depleting!
This is my life, this is my choice ,this is my gratitude
Enjoy the last day of September. We are buying lottery tickets to celebrate.
Very Grateful for:
God’s provision of Reunion through memories
our sense of smell
the memories triggered by our sense of smell
finding a light jacket that was my mother’s
even over two years later the scent of Mom’s perfume remains
the memories that float in from the perfume- good memories
pictures in my head of Mom’s feisty sense of style: Georgia O’Keeffe meets sunset rainbow sherbet
grateful for the gift of the idea of wearing this coat and hugging my Dad today so he remembers too
grateful that maybe Mom looks, recognizes her coat and sees me from heaven
“Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Looking forward to this evening
Kid will be at Meg’s. I need a break.
Watching some shows I’ve saved
Envisioning singing and laughing as an outlet
Letting a hard situation play itself out. Keeping my dignity.
Out to breakfast even if it’s just me and the kid.
Hating that a hostage situation was just in the next block. Grateful to those who came and sat on my porch to distract me. How can anyone hate the men in blue?
Last weekend I was calm and relaxed. Now I am anxious. I believe in yesterday.
The afterglow has faded and life continues to hurl challenges at me this week . Dig deep !
Though my work is changing my grand daughter is visiting
Expensive medicines but hubby is doing well
Faith that things are unfolding just as they should
The love of daughters who really care
Turning something over at Church. I don’t want to do it and I will advise. Courage and confidence.
Count my blessing. Count my pennies. Count my friends.
Seeing depression waiting for me but walking by.
The absolute delight that my day after work will be with one of my favorite people in the world.
Hubby is making pot roast and mashed potatoes for dinner tonight
I choose the light!
I came home from the retreat so calm. I had found my glow!
Thanks you for the beautiful women.
The house was filled with laughter.
The studies were well received. Themes of soul searching,sisterhood and reliance on God.
Emotions surfaced. Tears and hugs. Caring and sharing.
The lake enticed me to view the sunrise twice. Quiet times,
Fantastic food. Fun and games.
Then yesterday life reminded me I was home.Back to work. Calls from my sister, Problems with work scheduling. The cat threw up. The dog pooped. Meatloaf for supper. No good food. Yes I was grateful to be home but line up problems and stop stealing my glow.
I ran away . Roamed the aisles of Market District trying to reclaim my serenity. Where is glow?
When I felt it was safe to return home, I checked out.Told the checkout boy I lost my glow. He pointed out the sunset and said hurry you can still catch the afterglow.
Took a picture. It will remind me that while we can’t stay in the glow the afterglow lasts a long time!
Be it ever so slovenly -there’s no place like home.
I move things off the couch so I can stretch my weary legs out on my couch with my shoes off AHH!
Pile up the dishes to reach the spigot. Cuyahoga Falls water is better than Chautauqua,
Making a pile of dirty laundry from the retreat. A sign of a weekend well lived.
Very hot Friday. Very cold Saturday. I wore almost everything even my winter hat.
Hello laptop. OK where’s my mouse? Located it under the bed. I start to answer emails.
Smile to see pictures of the retreat on Facebook already.
I saw the most incredible sunrise. Fifteenth year best sunrise. When I find my camera ,I’ll post a picture too!
Full nights sleep. Though the pets who missed me decided to snuggle.
Back to reality . No question I was missed. Grateful to have gone. Grateful to be home.
Cash in my pocket
Credit card for fun
Open to the spiritual
Variety of clothes
Anxiety Keeps me sharp!
Last minute details
Stressy but will even out.
It’s finally here!
I got up to find my screen was sideways on my laptop. Grateful for solutions. I turned it on its side.
Then figured out how to make it right.
If something preposterous happens first thing the day has gotten it out of the way. (I Hope)
Coffee only made a small amount. Grateful I got part of it.
My materials and belongings leave tonight. Grateful to Cheryl for taking my stuff.
As I pack my clothes I am so grateful for the variety and abundance of my clothes.
An email asking if we coming to the retreat this year. I will be grateful to find out they are expecting us.
Grateful to go out to eat. Grateful for pie!
Signing off- see you next week. Be absurdly grateful!