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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