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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Sunday!

One morning during the past week I was reading a blog on another website and discovered a new way of finding gratitude in my day. Before I ever get out of bed each morning, I already spend a few minutes thinking of all the things I have to be grateful for in my life but this question gave my daily question a new way of looking at all my blessings.

"What's good about your life right now?"

RIGHT NOW. As I'm writing this, I'm admiring all the different birds (with all their beautiful colors) that are at my feeder, birds that I don't normally see at this time of the year. (They knew better than to come through in April!!) It's warm enough outside to have a window or two open and my house has that fresh, "aired-out" smell. I accomplished a lot yesterday and while today will be a busy day, I don't feel that need to overdo today in order to finish what didn't get done yesterday. I have this wonderful creative outlet to write and share what I've learned. And coffee has always been my proof of the existence of a higher being!

Some of you may recall my niece who had a brain tumor removed in April of 2012 and has completed radiation/chemo and is now on maintenance chemotherapy. Today she is running in the Chicago Spring Half-Marathon; the official charity is the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute where she has been receiving her treatment.

What's good about my life right now? More than I can possibly express in words.

Quick, what's good about your life RIGHT NOW?
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    I LOVED hearing about your niece! That is fantastic news! And thanks for the reminder to be grateful for things RIGHT NOW!

    Right now, I'm grateful that I have found a new job at the same school district where my husband teaches, and I'll be beginning a brand new chapter!

    I'm grateful that all four children are finished with college, and that they are doing quite well!

    I'm grateful that I can WALK!

    Thanks for such an encouraging blog!
    2159 days ago
    You are indeed blessed. Too often people only see what is wrong & miss all that is right in their lives.
    2159 days ago
    I am recovering from my pneumonia and my SAD is on the wane. I am getting a lot more done around the house and my yard looks better than it has in years. I still have work to do but it's nice to get back to doing something here. My MIL's estate is almost settled. My son and hubby are employed and we all are fairly healthy now. We have a nice home and "enough".

    Great news about your niece especially!! I love my birds too.
    2159 days ago
    My family and new beginnings.
    2159 days ago
    I'm so excited about your niece, what a blessing!!! I LOVED your blog and I am now each morning before I get out of bed count my NOW blessings, or at least some of them, too many to count and emoticon I would never get out of bed! emoticon for a emoticon blog! emoticon
    2159 days ago
    Your blog is a blessing! I was sitting here feeling down, wasting time with so much to do. You are so right, there is so much to be thankful for right now! So glad to hear about your niece, what an awesome testimony! Thank you!
    2160 days ago
    What an upbeat message! You lifted my spirits and made me smile. Congrats to your niece!
    2160 days ago
    What's good about my life right now? I am alive & healthy. I have family that I love. I'm getting ready to go to church this morning to enjoy the fellowship & message there. I have a job that I absolutely love, and I get to teach deep water aerobics this afternoon. I have SparkPeople to help track my food & fitness as well as get the support, inspiration, motivation and love that I need. I have friends who stand with me through thick and thin. I have the example of others in my life, every day, who show me that my life is blessed & that I should be happy & grateful. RIGHT NOW? My life is great! Thanks for asking. Great blog!
    2160 days ago
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    2160 days ago
    Everything is good about my life. I planted some of my flowerbeds and it rained. DS is home from college and his GF is visiting this weekend. We have discussed all their plans for college and jobs to come with their degrees. The garden has been planted and fresh veggies will grace our table. Life is good-no, strike that, life is GREAT!
    2160 days ago
    Spring is finally here!
    2160 days ago
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