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Be Thankful for What You Have -- not what you 'want'

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

emoticon I suppose it's only normal to want a "fairy Godmother" in your life at one time or another. But the older I get, I can look back on some of the things I used to "want" and it makes me smile. It wasn't always something I NEEDED, just something I wanted. And there is a big difference.

Last night my husband came back from the store and was telling me about the various little things he had purchased. Suddenly I saw the little petite rose bush, covered with tiny pink buds and I realized it was one of those "because" presents he comes up with. I'm very lucky to have a husband that remembers that I think rose BUDS are much prettier than the big BLOOMS!

And a few minutes ago I was reading about the problems one of the members on a team was having. It's so sad to read about medical problems, and sometimes difficulties at home that just don't seem to have an easy solution. It reminded me that most of us are very lucky with our "normal" lives and our "normal" problems.

The temperatures here have been devine! Yesterday at close to 5:00 p.m. I was walking Amber and it was a balmy 75F. Is this winter? Of course, if it were summer it would be a sweltering 115F, which is not so pleasant at all. And I would be in the mountains.

I have appointments with various doctors, just like we all do. This morning it was my annual echocardiogram. As I layed there and listened to my heart pumping and all the various sounds the machine was making (actually it was my heart) I thought how lucky I was to be so healthy at 74 years old. So I make sure I have my mammograms, my lab work, bone density test and all the other stuff they request. Because if anything ever goes wrong, learning of it at the early stages is important.

I try to live by the motto: "There is a silver lining in every cloud." Think about it -- I'll bet you can find the silver lining if you try. emoticon
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  • v VITCHY-VICKI
    I want a lot of things but am happy to have two great kids and a loving hubby and glad I am alive maybe heavy but alive
    like I said at my last birthday 55 and still alive
    God's Blessings
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  • v ARTJAC
    emoticon emoticon emoticon IT IS SO TRUE WE HAVE TO KEEP ON TOP OF THINGS ESPECIALLY THE HEALTH ISSUES AND FAMILY MATTERS
    1264 days ago
  • v LIS193
    Your DH is so sweet!
    Good for you keeping up with the medical stuff. Love your positive attitude!
    We have so much to be grateful for...
    1264 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    I love your positive attitude - I firmly believe a positive attitude and outlook gets us so much further emoticon
    1264 days ago
  • v DALID414
    Since I haven't had a real job since 2011 anything that costs money faces the question: is this something I need or just something I want. The wants get put on the back burner and aren't missed.
    Early detection is definitely key. Cancer runs in the females on my fathers side, so every year I make it a point to have my female parts checked!
    1264 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/6/2013 6:46:11 PM
  • v ROSAMARCELLE
    You're so right. I will count my blessings and get an early night! I am lucky to have a comfortable bed to lie in for a start. emoticon
    1264 days ago
  • v CATLADY52
    I am thankful that my kids are doing okay, and not estranged from each other and me. We all have medical things happening, but they are under control.

    I have always been one who sees the bright side of things and it hasn't hurt me yet. I'm not sure if I'm crazy to be that way, or just lucky.

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    1264 days ago
  • v 1MANKNEY
    I am very thankful for the many blessings I have which include a good husband, a big loving family and good health. If I were to list all my blessings I would not have time for anything else in my life!
    I also have a bucket list of things I want to do. The list is getting longer, not shorter as I keep finding new things to ad to the list. Life is interesting. Sometimes we just have to look for the good parts.
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    1264 days ago
  • v LAINYC
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    1264 days ago
  • v 1MANKNEY
    I am very thankful for the many blessings I have which include a good husband, a big loving family and good health. If I were to list all my blessings I would not have time for anything else in my life!
    I also have a bucket list of things I want to do. The list is getting longer, not shorter, as I keep finding new things to add to the list. Life is interesting. Sometimes we just have to look for the good parts.
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    1264 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/6/2013 4:07:36 PM
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