5th day of Christmas Gratitude, Grinches on parade.

Late yesterday, I was with my husband while he had some tests at the Dr.  

I was amazed at the number of rude, bitter, complaining men in the waiting room.

One was dropping F bombs, and there were two little girls sitting behind him.  When I asked him to “please curb his cussing, there were children behind him”.  He cursed me, and shook his fist in threat to me.  I laughed at the little man, and raised my phone to take his picture.  He promptly sat back and shut up, something tells me he’d been in trouble for threatening assault before.

When the two little girls were ushered out of the waiting room, another man started complaining loudly.  He didn’t drop any F bombs, but there were plenty of 4 letter words, and he stormed out of the office because he’d been waiting an hour for the doctor.  Before he got to the door, he banged on the sliding glass window at the nurses station.  They didn’t answer him promptly, so he yelled to the rest of us that the office was closed.

I sat pondering the bizzarre turn of events, and laughed a little more.

What is worse, being subjected to a bitter person’s tirade, or God Forbid, being that bitter person?

On this 5th day of Christmas, I’m grateful for good doctors.  I’m grateful for a loving husband who would have come running to my rescue, if I had but hollered.  I’m grateful for the presence of mind to laugh at the old Scrooge, and not curse back at him.  I’m grateful for the gumption to stand up in the face of a bully, and not just tolerate such evil behavior.

I’m grateful for this season.  My husband and I had a lovely dinner after his tests.  We walked through the beautifully decorated Town Center before we drove home, and enjoyed the lights and the balmy temperature.

Gratitude Saturday

The puppies let me sleep till 7, amazing!

I am grateful today for a good night’s sleep, sweet puppies, good eggs and sausage for breakfast (might have to share some with my good dogs), a day to get things done.

I am grateful for the strength and gumption I heard in my mother’s voice after a very frustrating round of doctor visits.

Gratitude under construction for the strength and ability to clean my house, and take care of my family.

Emerson has always been my preferred dining companion while I travel. I am thankful for finding one of my favorite Emerson quotes on Pinterest.
Success made simple.


What are you grateful for today? What is success to you?

Rebounding back to gratitude


Returning to gratitude phase…paying attention to life and people is dragging me down to far into a depth that has no return. I can go no further, or I will have a more difficult journey back.

Today I am thankful for friends who ask about me indirectly…..may I say to them please be direct, I cherish you dearly.

I am coming through a difficult patch, there are more difficulties ahead. I will use these times, like exercise equipment, and come out a bit stronger on the other side.

Keep looking forward.

Today I am grateful for questions, exercise, and strength to keep going.

Thanks my friends.