Category Archives: Gratitude

Monday, June 19, 2017

I got to get plenty of sleep and am not rushed this morning so can post this earlier than later.

My new meal plan…..DAY 2…and I have lost a little weight already.

My son getting home safe last night.

My dog, Jax, as he enjoys lounging on the couch.

A new day that God has given me.  Thanks God!


A job to go to so I can pay bills.

My awesome church.

The beautiful maple tree that gives us shade in our picture window.

Looking to the future!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

I am starting my weight loss plan today.  Very excited and a little scared at the same time.  Grateful for support, however.

I got to see my step-daughter running by my house as she and a friend ran a full marathon.

I got up at 6:30 a.m. to start my plan and feel better for not sleeping in too much.

My son’s best friend’s mom for driving my son home after he had too much to drink last night.  He would normally walk the block and a half rather than drive but she saw he was not doing well with that either and rescued him while I was sound asleep.

God, for looking over my son and putting the right people in his life.

Good food that I will be eating.

Waking up sober and nicotine free another day.

I get to start my old schedule this coming week at work and won’t be up at 4:30 a.m. like last week.

Although I miss my husband and my dad on Father’s Day, I know they are at peace in heaven.

This site as it truly is awesome.

Gratitudes June 11-17, 2017

  1. Sun Jun 11, on time to meeting, conversations with friends, pleasant walk on cool day, progress at work, good meals, conversation with family, prepared dessert to bake on Monday.
  2. Mon Jun 12, good medical appt., early to work, progress at work, helpful chat with boss, conversations with co-workers, good meals, inspiring info on internet, good music on internet, brief walk in the park, bed early.
  3. Tue Jun 13, pleasant walks to and from work, stopping in park on way home, cheerful help from co-worker, good conversation with boss, progress at work, good meals.
  4. Wed Jun 14, early to work, helped clean out old shed, good meals, cheerful help from co-workers, pleasant walks on warm day, received text from friend.
  5. Thu Jun 15, early to work, pleasant conversation with friend,  help from co-workers, progress at work, pleasant moment in park on hot day, good meals.
  6. Fri Jun 16,  cheerful help from co-workers, pleasant walks on sunny day,relaxing moment in park, good meals, progress at work.
  7. Sat June 17, well rested, fun shopping at farmer’s market (my first experience), conversation and chat  with friends, progress at work, good meals, .

Cool it!

Cool shower feels refreshing!

Sugar-free fudgesicles.

Pizza. Had to be ordered online to get discount. We are told just say $7.99 at the window. Seems silly doesn’t it?

Never far from air conditioner today.

Having something to complain about but deciding not to. A conscious decision that empowers me.

Looking forward to sitting on the porch when the sun goes down.

Trying to figure out a return without losing my cool.

What magic does calamine have? It works!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy to be off today, as while I was working an early shift at work, I forgot some days to post my gratitude list. :(

Grandma’s Marathon running by my house, something I have enjoyed watching since childhood.


A new person to help get sober this week.  You can’t keep it unless you give it away, they say. ;)

My brother who comes and watches the marathon most years with me.

Patience when I needed it at work this week.

My dog, Jax, and my cat, Skeeter.

My son. :)

My step-son for coming out and mowing my lawn last night and for working on my lawnmower to tray and get it started.

Sobriety and God.

Ibuprofen for my sore knee.


Grateful for work, despite the drama and difficulties. I have achieved the age that the paycheck is the least of the benefits. Grateful for enjoying grandkids in residence for 48 hours without incident. Grateful for Pappy and his patience and good suggestions. We are still a good team. Grateful for children who have grown up well.


Bandaids. ( I love ones that stick.)

Clean laundry. (Happy underwear!)

A cool shower.

Clean sheets. Fresh towels.

New bracelets by Empowering women of Nepal to beat poverty.

Finding just what I need online. Finding something I don’t really need but will love.

New wallpaper for bathroom.

First day I’ve worked in a while. I am grateful my rash hasn’t spread. I will be truly grateful when it goes away.

The First 100-degree day

Very Grateful for:

God’s seasons

Our first 100-degree day … and I was working inside!

ice cubes

air conditioners

laughing really hard

zucchini spiral “noodles”

Honey Turmeric Chicken:

Not getting the nod for one job … and then getting an email about another one

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive ~Marcus Aurelius


One o’clock grateful!

I usually post first thing in the morning but today I’m clearing my brain before a nap.

Now I lay me down to sleep. I thank the Lord for all my peeps. In His power safely keep, all those I love so deep. Bring happiness to those who weep. Those who struggle may the hill not be steep. Watch over me as I sleep. Amen!

Grateful for a lazy day!

Give me strength for tomorrow!

Move over catit’s blissful nap time!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Steve Harvey on the Family Feud.  I love him.  He can make me laugh and laugh and laugh. 

Good plans to start losing weight.

The beautiful tree in front of my picture window that gives us shade.


Good coffee.

My dog, Jax, who has the sweetest face and my cat, Skeeter, who is quite the vocal cat.

My mother-in-law, whom I have known longer than my own mother.  I have known her almost 28 years to the 22 1/2 years I had my mother

My job.

The work week going fast.  My mother always told me not to wish my life away back in school but I love my weekends off…..yes I know I just got back from vacation LOL.