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Feb 06 2008

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Thursday Thirteen #3 – 13 Attitudes of Gratitude

Posted at 10:06 am under Sisters, Thought for the Day, Thursday Thirteen

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Thursday Thirteen – 3rd Edition

Thirteen Things for which I am Grateful

  1. SisterDear2  – She is so amazing! SD2 did day care for 18 years or so while she raised her 2 boys. She was so great at it that her waiting list was a couple of years out. SD2 just graduated from Nursing School. She is now an RN! She just turned 51 before she graduated from college!  You go girl!

  2. SisterDear3 – She is so inspiring! SD3 is wife to a cop and mother to 4 children. She has a daughter in college who happens to have Bipolar Disorder, a teenage son and twin 8 year old sons, one of whom is Autistic (PDD/NOS). She faces each day with faith, love, humor and grace. She finally got her son placed in what we hope will be a good fit for him. She is anxiously looking forward to re-joining the work force soon! She so needs to reacquaint herself with grown-up conversations again!

  3. SisterDear4 – She is so incredible! SD4 has literally reinvented herself in the last 5 years since her divorce. She has a teenage son and a preteen daughter. She remodeled her entire home in the past couple of years. She can do it all! Bringing home the bacon, gardening, repairs, painting… She doesn’t always want to do it all, but she can and does.

  4. My Cats – I can’t imagine my life anymore without my cats. I’ve always had dogs (Pekingese). I had just lost one little lovey and was in the final month of my other sweet puppy’s life when my cats found me. They totally rescued me.

  5. My Business – Had someone told me 25 years ago that I would be self-employed I’d have told them they were nuts! I opened my first business (with a partner) in 1987. Since that day there hasn’t been a day that I did not look forward to going in to the Office. I look forward to Mondays – Go figure!

  6. My Parents– I never expected to have my parents living with me. However, when I sold my first business and was looking for a house to buy in Georgia I asked them if they would also like to move with me. I was their only child (of eight!) living in Florida and I felt horrible about leaving them there, childless! They accepted and moved in with me and the Boys just about 2 years ago. I’m amazed at some of the stories my Dad tells me that I might never ever have heard unless they moved in with me. My Dad has a phenomenal memory that goes back to grade school. My Dad is 79! MotherDear is Queen of the Kitchen! She is my all-time favorite cook! Dinner is ready and on the table every night when I get home from work (even if I don’t feel like sitting down to dinner when I get home). This is just the coolest thing! I could go on and on about my parents. It’s been awesome having them here!

  7. Health – I have not had any major health issues in the 14 years since my divorce. Coincidence? No, I don’t think so.

  8. My Home – I joke quite a bit about hating the Yellow House. It had been painted just before the sellers put it on the market. Let me just say that Yellow is not my favorite color! I bought it in spite of the Yellow. But I am loving this house! I actually gave the Realtor a wish list with “Deal-Breakers” and stuck to it. I got everything on my list! How cool is that?

  9. Family– There’s a couple of doosies in the basket, but mostly I have the most wonderful family anyone could ever wish for and we have such a great time together.

  10. Friends – I have been blessed with some of the most amazing friends. Most I call family because they feel like family.

  11. Wine – I am grateful to have discovered my affection for wine! Wine is an adventure for me while at the same time an old familiar friend.

  12. My Walk-in Closet – My previous house was an adorable Cottage. I loved it. I absolutely hated to leave it. Cried my eyes out. I miss it. But I had NO closet!

  13. God – I was brought up in the Catholic Church but somehow missed God completely. I found God and was saved when I was about 38 years old!

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5 responses so far

5 Witty Remarks to “Thursday Thirteen #3 – 13 Attitudes of Gratitude”

  1. Candyon 06 Feb 2008 at 10:59 pm 1

    I’m so with you on this. We often focus on the much “bigger” things in life that we forget that it’s the little things that can bring much happiness. :o)

  2. pussrebootson 07 Feb 2008 at 12:42 am 2

    What a nice TT. :)

  3. Rickon 07 Feb 2008 at 8:31 pm 3

    Very nice read…puts everything into perspective. ;-)

  4. Deeon 07 Feb 2008 at 9:43 pm 4

    What an inspiration you, and your family are!!

  5. Lorion 08 Feb 2008 at 10:08 pm 5

    I am full of such hope that my own personal daughters will, in the end, love each other, despite the way they treat each other today.

    Thank you for your comment…I really enjoyed reading this!

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