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Finding Gratitude....

Friday, November 04, 2011

Gratitude is not the same as giving thanks. I think gratitude comes from a deeper place, a place that knows the story could have ended differently and often it does.

Gratitude is surviving the worst thing you can imagine and realizing you are still standing.

I am grateful for the love and support of friends as I anxiously awaited tests and sighed relief when the results showed no signs of cancer...for now.

Gratitude is knowing I have all the tools I need, right here at Spark People, to help me create a healthier lifestyle.

There have been many people that have crossed my life's path, some mentoring me to be the person I am today.

During troubling times of my youth, it was Maurine Hanson that showed me how to recognize the gifts that I possess. How to look past the weaknesses and focus on my strengths and build from there.

I'm also deeply grateful of my maternal grandmother, Gran, for directing me towards leaving this world a better place than you found it. And for also teaching me that "I can do anything I make up my mind to do".

I think it's quite comforting knowing that I will be laid to rest next to Gran - a woman I so admired!
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    So glad everything is fine! And it will be in the future!
    Take care dear friend!
    2682 days ago
  • SAMI199
    You are always such an inspirartion- Good news about your tests. I agree with the others-you have alot of living to do.

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    2688 days ago
    So happy for you that the test came back good..........HUGS!!!
    2689 days ago
    loved that your test came back good!!
    you havea lot of living to do yes before you take your place beside your GrandMother!!
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    2692 days ago
    Your Gran was a very wise woman. She gave excellent advice.

    I'm glad your test came back with good results! emoticon
    2693 days ago
    Nice tribute!!! I heard a while back, gratitude is an attitude. Good thing to develop.
    2693 days ago
    Very nice blog. Thanks. emoticon
    2693 days ago
    Well the place saved beside her has to wait, you have a lot left to do here first!
    Hope you're feeling better Annie, I know your voice is out so hope you can take care of yourself and feel better soon! Hugs, Di
    2693 days ago
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