You know, I am very greatful for the Robots and all the hard work they’ve done. I know my relationship with 43T has been ebbing and flowing lately, mainly due to lack of a personal computer, but man, I love this site! People here are always so helpful and friendly. I love when I get a new comment in my box with a note of encouragement or a piece of advice. I don’t always get to reply to them all due to time contraints, but I do read them all and I am just very very grateful for this site.
Thanks Robots and 43T users!
This quote was on the sidebar here at 43T:
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
- Oprah Winfrey
I think right now I have at least one person in my life like this – my best friend. I’m very grateful for him.
sometimes being grateful comes easily, other times not so much.
When i think about the past couple of summers Ive had, Im really grateful for the opportunity I had this summer to meet a bunch of great people.
When I think about how I used to have more people to hang out with – but most of them were the “negative people” in my life, I’m grateful for the good people I have to hang out with, even though there are SIGNIFICANTLY less of them than the negative people (which leaves me with a lack of social activities, but oh well)
I suffered a small let down today, and started to feel really hurt about…you know, whining, sniffling “why me?” Yes I shed a tear. Today’s episode of Oprah happened to be playing, and while I’m sitting here feeling sorry for myself, I’m watching this Houston, TX teacher talk about her students and how they live in this not-so-great area and how hard she and the other teachers are working overtime to make life better for the kids. And what she wanted was her her 100 students to be able to go to Disneyland. Of course, this is Oprah we are talking about…so she’ll be spending the weekend with 100 first graders and we’ll see her video diary in the fall.
Of course, I started crying, but for a completely different reason…my problem was/is just nothing compared to the things these kids are already dealing with. I need to suck it up and move on.
I bought a gratitude journal back in the fall…and I haven’t written in it since October 26th…wow, so exactly six months. Writing in it again has been quite salubrious. The 5 things I wrote down that I was grateful for today are: 43things.com, the new song kids (the young tykes I work with), people who read my blog, frozen dinners, and literacy. Nothing profound, but its a (re)start!