You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘blessings’ tag.
Since I am in the throes of depression today, I am not writing, but for these random thoughts.
Blessings for today:
I tidied the pantry and it looks much nicer.
Kelsea’s best friend is spending the night. I like her. She’s like a second daughter.
Hydrocodone works well on bad menstrual cramps.
Dilemma Of The Day: My landlord sent me an email a few months ago, and mentioned in passing that his 15-year old daughter was not allowed to be alone in the house with her boyfriend. No particular instructions to me, just FYI. Well, yesterday I came into the big house to put my laundry in the dryer. To do so, I have to pass through said daughter’s room. As I opened the door, there was a rustling, and I hestitated and called out “Hello?” (She hadn’t been home when I’d put the laundry in the washer.) She was in bed, covers up to her neck, and said very loudly, “Oh, hi! I was just taking a nap!” She certainly didn’t sound sleepy and the bed looked as if someone had just gotten out of it. I apologized profusely for disturbing her, she said it was fine and she would go back to sleep now. As I left, I noticed her boyfriend’s car out front. Hmmm, I thought. Well, when I went back to get the laundry out of the dryer, I opened the door, and I heard them in the shower. I mean I HEARD them in the shower. Sex in the shower sounds the same if you’re 48 or 15. Unmistakeable moans and groans. I backed out most hastily, and they never knew I was there. But what do I do? Do I tell her dad? Do I talk to her? I don’t even know her. Do I tell my landlady (who’s her dad’s boyfriend)? Eww. Awkward. I don’t like ratting out young love, but I don’t want to contribute to a 15-year old’s unwise choices. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks to the Idiot (http://redriverpak.wordpress.com/) for introducing me to some wonderful new blogs. I feel like I’m making new friends, and will be updating the blogroll very soon. Thanks to AnotherOtherWoman (http://anotherother1.wordpress.com/) for the reminder to look for blessings each day. And thanks to The Unabridged Girl (http://theunabridgedgirl.wordpress.com/) for the concept of Project Happiness – it sounds like a fantastic idea and one in which I want to participate.
I have left the two main characters of my novel lying exhausted on a beach in the Caribbean. I think they will be sufficiently recovered next week so the tale can continue.
As for me, I am lonely and confused and sad. Love is the greatest blessing in the world and the biggest pain in the ass.
You know there will be a million posts/articles/tweets of this nature today – and rightfully so. This is just my contribution to the masses.
Thankfulness By The Alphabet
The world is blessed by the mere existence of such a magical place – a land where the star people live and where the soft white sand and turquoise sea caresses your soul.
B is for Books.
A constant blessing in my life, whether I’m reading them, writing them or just being around them. Infinitely fascinating.
C is for Creativity.
Whether its mine or that of others, whether it’s through words, images, movement or sound, I am grateful for it.
D is for Dreams.
Daydreams, night dreams or dreams of present and future, they are all wonderful. Well, sometimes the night dreams are a little rough, but I’ll forgive them.
E is for Emotion.
There are a myriad of them contained in each of us, joyful, painful, beautiful. Let’s get to know them and embrace them all, so we can live to the fullest.
F is for Friends.
Some you never forget, some you never lose, some you have in your life for a short while because you need to learn something from each other. All are blessings.
G is for Grace.
Grace is a character in my novel, Grace is my friend Trisha’s daughter, grace is a way of moving through the world with poise, peace and beauty, and something I strive for.
H is for Hugs.
Warm, comforting, connecting and something we never get enough of. Hug everyone you care for whom you see today – and every day.
I is for Integrity.
Live your life with honor. Sometimes we lose our way, and then we find it again.
J is for Journey.
We take many journeys in the course of our lives. Through each day, across continents, through different spiritual realms. Revel in each journey and accept the gifts of each.
K is for Kelsea.
One word that means the world to me.
L is for Love.
Love comes in so many forms, but it always comes from within and shines outward to the world. Let your love shine.
M is for Magic.
There is a tremendous amount of magic in the universe if we just open our hearts and minds to see and feel it.
N is for Nature.
Beautiful, cruel, kind, just, essential, wonderous. Let’s appreciate it and care for it to the best of our ability.
O is for Ocean.
One of my favorite parts of the planet. Moving eternally, deep, unexplored, ever-changing, full of life and color. A metaphor for each of us. You are blessed if you can feel that you are your own – and someone’s – ocean.
P is for Power.
A good thing, power is strength – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Find your own power and you will enrich your life and the lives of those around you.
Q is for Quest.
Each of our lives is a quest for wisdom and peace. Be a crusader for yourself and make the most of it.
R is for Rest.
We all need it. And it can be elusive. Sleep and rest are not the same thing. Take time to refresh the soul – that is true rest.
S is for Spirit.
Whether it’s a higher power or the soul that surges within you, stay connected with your spirit. It keeps your life alive.
T is for Tenderness.
Take time to be tender with yourself, with the man or woman you love, with children, with animals, with nature.
U is for Uniqueness.
I am grateful for my own uniqueness and the uniqueness of those I love. It makes my life infinitely richer.
V is for Vision.
The ability to see inward, to see past this world, to really SEE this world, are all blessings for me.
W is for Warmth.
Warmth from the sun, and from the people dear to us.
X is for X marks the spot.
The spot where you met someone special, the spots you’ve claimed as your own, the spot where you find your creativity, the spots that restore you to yourself.
Y is for Yellow roses.
One of my favorite flowers and always for me, a memory of my parents.
Z is for Zumba Class.
It has helped me get in shape, helped me remember how to dance, helped me get back in touch with my body.
For all this, and so much more, I give thanks. Have a blessed day!
Since, as I have said before, I feel that gratitude may be an important missing link in my life, I am starting the daily blessings page – daily may be pushing it at first but it’s important that we all remember to look for the little things that bring us joy. (And one of those is that I can indeed sound like a Hallmark card on occassion, and so have reason to laugh at myself.)
Please feel free to send a comment with something that warmed your heart today, and in the days to come, and I’ll be happy to include it here. The more we see to be grateful for, and the more we share the little joys with one another, the stronger and happier we will all feel.