Grateful today

It’s a very humid Sunday morning in H’town.

But I have a smile on face,

Sleep was sweet last night.

Waking and feeling really rested.

Time for prayer,

saying Thank You for all the blessings in my life.

Time for coffee,

Messages from friends.

My list for the day is prepared, and all the better for starting my day with

Gratitude.

Lavender Cactus

I had never seen purple cactus until I came to Arizona.

Up with the Sun on a Saturday. The time change has done a number on me. I never thought that a cactus could be pretty, but I’m digging the purple veins, in this one. Maybe it’s sleep deprivation that lets me see something pretty when I normally would not even look.

Today, I’m grateful for a little time for reflection before the big family gathering.

This will be the first Mother’s Day in 5 years that I’ve got to spend with both of my boys. I’m excited.

Grateful today

It’s May. Looking back over the last 30 days I realize that I got to see a great deal in April.

It was a daunting Travel month, but I made it through, and I had a pretty good time in the process. 6 flights, 4 states, (6 if you count The airports in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania). I drove 875 miles in Texas between Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Fredericksburg.

I’m so grateful to have gone to the Texas Capital to lobby for my Industry. 3 of the 5 bills we lobbied on, made it to the floor and passed both houses.

I’m also grateful to have gotten to spend a weekend in Fredericksburg, Tx with my husband.

I got to go the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey, Concord, And Boston MA, seeing so many wonderful people and things.

I’m grateful for the strength, freedom, and means to travel.

Staying at the fabulous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.

I finished up the month in San Antonio, Texas wandering the Riverwalk, and seeing the Beautiful Pearl District.

What do you want?

I want to enjoy selfies with my cousin. All I want to do with this picture is fix my neck.

It was an awesome day, and so much fun, but I can’t get past my selfie, cause It’s horrible, and not how I see myself. I’d like to be comfortable with my image.

I would love to have a view, in a comfortable home to enjoy en perpetuity.

Swag. I’d love to have a swag when I walk in the door as good as Bugs in a Dress!

I want to hang out with the bees. I think I’d like to just get off by myself for a bit and be just me.

Gratitude Tuesday

My youngest son is Graduating on the 25th.

He’s put together his first resume, and has completed 3 interviews.

His first big job offer came in yesterday.

Mom is quite beside herself.

Sometimes I need cake

Yes, I’m on a carb fix. Yes, I am comforting myself with food.

There is something about warm Ricotta cake, fresh out of the oven. Especially slathered with freshly whipped cream. It is comfort to my soul.

The quiche was pretty tasty too.

I’ll work out again tomorrow. Tonight I’m eating CAKE!

Gratitude Wednesday

Last night was one of those restless nights. Awake at 12:30am, 3:01am, 4:29 am. I finally decided to just get up at 5:30, tired of fighting for sleep.

The funny thing is, I don’t feel overly tired….yet.

In light of no sleep, I’m grateful for good coffee, my pup Dolly, and a break in the rain.

My car is really clean for the first time since January, and I’m ready to make my client calls with my boss today.

The rest of the week, I’m going to let go of things that I can’t control and rest in knowing that nothing meant for me will pass me by.

Happy Wednesday.

Choosing to focus on Gratitude

It’s been a tough month. Travel, work, a beloved pet passing, a parent suffering a major fall, another parent moving to full nursing care, selling a parents home, moving all the old stuff, family drama, and I got out of balance and tried to cook my way into a sense of normal.

The sorrow, knowing that my dad will pass soon.

The sorrow knowing my mother in law will pass soon too.

The sorrow over the loss of Rascal.

The swamping, suffocating feeling of helplessness, as things have to be done, now, not later.

It Steals my motivation, energy, and care.

There’s So Much Talk Of Being Wild

https://scurvyq52.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/theres-so-much-talk-of-being-wild/
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CaptainQ had this post this morning. He’s talking about how people on social media appear perfect, and work hard to adjust the perception all the time with their perfect punctuation, pictures etc. It was the right post, at the right time for me. I think I’m a wild and free individual, but maybe I’ve focused on keeping my image a little too “perfectly punctuated.”

I try to keep things reasonably light, and my purpose is to focus on gratitude. I’m not grateful For everything, but I find ways to focus on the good things in my life when the circumstances I’m (neck deep) in aren’t always good.

To drag myself out of the swamping emotions, and feelings of helplessness I choose to be grateful today for:

  1. A really sweet phone call from my husband this morning.
  2. The rain is gone for today, I’ll get to see the sunshine
  3. Time to exercise
  4. My warm and comfy home
  5. My job
  6. Our other dog, Dolly, is eating more, and she seems to be coming out of her sorrow over Rascals passing.
  7. The opportunity to be good to someone today.

Thanks for taking time to read, and I hope wherever you might be, that your Friday is Fabulous.

What are you grateful for today?