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grandmonsterTuesday's five

I’m grateful:

-I could help Mum with downloading a book from the library
-we got our groceries purchased from Aldi
-for a cool spring morning
-I finished another book
-I had too much to do in the morning so I managed to get to an evening Jazzercise class 5 hours ago


eMJerk22 April 2014

1. I’m grateful to be feeling strong in at least one (quite small) aspect of my life.

2. I’m grateful for Green Machine juice.

3. I’m grateful for internet humor, even when it doesn’t succeed in cheering me up.

4. I’m grateful for deep breaths.

5. I can’t think. 23 hours ago


grandmonsterMonday's five

I’m grateful:

-I got to Jazzercise in the morning
-for Timebanker TP who jumped in to helping me weed the flower bed so that I can plant more cutting flowers
-for being able to meet M the woman for whom I made the cat afghan
-that M loved the colors I chose for her blanket
-for a 2 hour nap during the afternoon 1 day ago


grandmonsterSunday's five

I’m grateful:

-I mailed a check to my granddaughter
-I went for a drive with my hub
-for another beautiful spring day
-for the Time Bank
-for my creative flow 1 day ago


aswedishlime4/21/14

Today I am grateful for:
1. Gaining awareness of my inner thought patterns and learning the tools to change them for the better.
2. The decision I made last year to concurrently seek out a life coach and a therapist. Having both has been really helping me get to the bottom of why I do what I do and to hone in on what I’m really desiring.
3. A classmate sought out MY opinion on what’s due for a paper.
4. Pema Chödrön. Simple, deep, powerful wisdom.
5. My husband.
6. Easter dinner with friends.
7. A successful Stitch Fix that clothed me for the day.
8. Rest.
9. Conquering bad habits.
10. Two more weeks of class. I can do this. 2 days ago


grandmonsterSaturday's five

I’m grateful:

-I finished reading another book, 31 so far this year
-I went to a Jazzercise class this morning
-I spent an hour on the phone trying to help my mother download a library book. I guess it will have to wait until Tuesday.
-my new friend K and I went to Goodwill and St V de P and I found the exact kind of votive candle cup I’ve been wanting
-I could help my granddaughter financially 3 days ago


grandmonsterFriday's five

I’m grateful:

-that I have Mum in my life
-that I got to 2 Jazzercise classes
-that my china we used Thursday is clean and put away
-to be meditating daily
-that I don’t have to work outside the home any more 3 days ago


JessyGratitudes

Sometimes, life gets overwhelming and I get stuck. It’s as though I am paralyzed and just unable to do anything productive. I am at that point now, so it’s time to step back and think of all the good things in my life.

I am grateful

1. for the peace that my cats bring me. When life is complicated, they are not.
2. for friends.
3. for movies.
4. for my dear Nick.
5. for dependable caregiving for Nick.
6. for my job.
7. for the abundance in my life.
8. for morning coffee.
9. for the wonders of technology.
10. that my life has purpose. 3 days ago


grandmonsterThursday's five

I’m grateful:

-that there are people I can depend on nearly always
-my baguettes came out pretty good
-I got $200 in quarters deposited in my bank
-I found the spaghetti to be tasty
-I downloaded a calculator to my ipad 6 days ago


grandmonsterWednesday's five

I’m grateful:

-to have spent time with my new friend K
-I got to finish off another book today.
-my BFF and I ate a meal together
-I got to exercise
-my friend J called this morning and trusted me with information about her new husband. I wish I could say I trusted him to have her best interests at heart. 1 week ago


grandmonsterTuesday's five

I’m grateful:

-I got to help my mother with downloading a book from the library and learned how to adjust the calendar on my iPad in the process
-for a few days of an idyll
-I finished reading a treasure of a book
-for the meditation I’m doing with Chopra & Oprah
-for a couple of days of winter’s return 1 week ago


grandmonsterMonday's five

I’m grateful:

-I got my driver’s license renewed
-I got my hair trimmed
-I have finally finished the afghan I started last year
-my sweetie filed our taxes
-the hub went out and got pizza! 1 week ago


grandmonsterSunday's five

I’m grateful:

-I finished a book I’ve been reading
-I took a very long nap
-today was gorgeous
-I feel much better today than I have since spring arrived
-my sweetie was even sweeter than usual 1 week ago


grandmonsterSaturday's five

I’m grateful:

-I woke early and texted D so that I wouldn’t wake her
-I brewed coffee, filled up the carafe and ate a quick breakfast
-I stirred together the ingredients for a loaf of honey oat bread
-when D called, I left to go help her with her yard sale
-I worked hard to help a friend
-I purchased some nice things from D’s yard sale and from one down the street from her. Now I must get rid of the items which the new purchases replaced. 1 week ago


grandmonsterFriday's five

I’m grateful:

-I promised to help D with her yard sale tomorrow
-I’ve been struggling with finding some boxes to use for E’s hub caps he wants me to put on eBay and today after looking at the grocery, Mr. G reminded me of 6 boxes I have here at home that will work. Yay!
-I got to visit with Mum
-I got to 2 Jazzercise classes today
-I saw K earlier and she’s got a date this evening. 1 week ago


grandmonsterThursday's five

I’m grateful:

-I got to go to the Jazz brunch
-I finished the crochet part of the afghan that I promised a year ago
-it was a gorgeous day
-we paid off the new car
-my sweetheart actually got angry. (This is a very rare occurrence and he was well justified with all the nonsense that the car dealer/sales manager/finance person/car salesman and other creeps at the dealership gave us.) By paying off the loan immediately, we cause them some problems and do not hurt ourselves. 1 week ago


grandmonsterWednesday's five

I’m grateful:

-that I got to a Jazzercise class with J teaching
-for the strange book I’m reading
-I got to teach K about something I promised to do
-I’m getting very close to the end of the crocheting of the afghan I promised to M last year
-my sweetie went out to get a dozen eggs when the ones I forgot I was cooking boiled away the water 1 week ago


grandmonsterTuesday's five

I’m grateful:

-I got to spend much of my day with Mum
-I got to talk to K for awhile
-I taught my mother something
-for my dreams while sleeping
-for meditation 1 week ago


MelissaWednesday: Five Beautiful Things

1. Tim Horton’s Orange Tangerine Smoothie -soooo yum!
2. Catching up with a good 8 hour sleep And waking up at 2:30 PM after tossing and turning until 6 AM trying to fall asleep
3. We Are Young by Fun – I LOVE this song!
4. Beautiful April weather that seems to say warmth is on its way and leads me to crack my glass balcony door open
5. Sweet serendipity jumped in when i made it to my condo door, grocery bags in hand and a neighbor holds the door for me as she is going iut – great timing! 2 weeks ago


MelissaWednesday: Five Beautiful Things

1. Tim Horton’s Orange Tangerine Smoothie -soooo yum!
2. Catching up with a good 8 hour sleep And waking up at 2:30 PM after tossing and turning until 6 AM trying to fall asleep
3. We Are Young by Fun – I LOVE this song!
4. Beautiful April weather that seems to say warmth is on its way and leads me to crack my glass balcony door open
5. Sweet serendipity jumped in when I made it to my condo door, grocery bags in hand, and a neighbor holds the door for me as she is going out – great timing! 2 weeks ago


MelissaTuesday: Five Beautiful Things

1. Beautiful tunes piping through on U-Verse’s Soundscapes channel
2. Friends who play Words With Friends with me
3. Enjoying a very good book, currently this is Theresa Caputo’s There’s More To Life Than This
4. My dialysis nurse Gracie, whose patience and knowledge is a blessing to me
5. Successfully making it up my stairs and into my condo, with my walker hanging on my arm, after a very draining dialysis. It’s times like these i feel my angels beside me, pushing me on. 2 weeks ago


aswedishlime4/8/14

Today I am grateful for:
1. All the little “happiness projects” out there. I’m particularly enjoying seeing posts about “100 Days of Happy.”
2. My semester is nearly over, just a few more weeks.
3. Flexibility at my work.
4. Good friends.
5. A husband who loves me. 2 weeks ago


grandmonsterMonday's five

I’m grateful:

-I’m driving my new car because of a little $40 handle that is helpful for me to get out of the car
-I got a lot of the rest of the afghan I’m working on done. I promised to do it more than a year ago and I have about 5 hours left to completion at the most.
-for having a lovely supper at Olive Garden with other retirees from my career
-I didn’t stay up to watch UK lose (University of Kentucky) last night. Then I would have been disappointed and tired, instead of just disappointed.
-I made another fine loaf of bread. 2 weeks ago


MelissaMonday: Five Beautiful Things

1.Finding aaaaall of my 21 library books so i could return those due today back on time
2. Having a library with a lovely little sandwich shop in it!
3. Driving past a Bigby Coffee shop on a rainy evening and being drawn to the look of the indoor green lights inside
4. Remembering Micky Rooney, RIP sweet soul
5. Frozen coke 2 weeks ago


MelissaSunday: Five Beautiful Things

1. Sweet April weather, so nice with a bit of chill in the air
2. Using internet on my phone while my IPad is broken
3. Enjoying the crazy ass freedom that only those living alone understand
4. Very vivid nighttime dreams i remember after waking up
5. Pineapple pizza 2 weeks ago


JessySunday's gratitudes

I am grateful

1. for time to work this weekend.
2. for movies this weekend with Nick.
3. for work
4. for coffee in the morning
5. for things in bloom 2 weeks ago


grandmonsterSaturday's five

I’m grateful:

-for the time my granddaughter I spent teaching me about my Ipad
-I promised to help E by putting some hubcaps on eBay
-I got to see my 15 y/o granddaughter C
-I remembered being the low man on the totem/odd one out. My grandson A who is 11 was forbidden to go with the 3 teenagers when they walked to Bardstown road and stopped at a coffee shop/book dealer. I grabbed him as he came in from being told by older sibs that he wasn’t going. I told him that he would have been bored and that they were just wanting to look older and with him around they would look younger.
-I got to bed before 1 AM 2 weeks ago


grandmonsterFriday's five

I’m grateful:

-to finally be on the other side of the allergy attack
-I got to Jazzercise twice
-that my sweetheart found a solution to the problems we were having with the car sales people
-lunch at Chong Garden~ yummy
-finally accepting (once again) that I can’t change everything 2 weeks ago


grandmonsterThursday's two

I’m grateful:

-that I’m conscious enough to write this sentence. I’ve been knocked out for the past 3 days due to the tree pollen
-for antihistamines because that is the closest I’ve come to being my usual self 2 weeks ago


grandmonsterWednesday's five

I’m grateful:

-I’m nurturing myself by taking antihistamines, eye drops, etc.
-for being able to stay home for a day or two
-that nothing is important enough to me that I have to go anywhere
-to leave my husband with the chore of dealing with the car salesman
-reading uninterrupted 2 weeks ago


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