I am so happy to spend time with friends over the holidays…good friends for a long time. Happy to “plant” their lives in Japanese Weeping willow trees to mark the occasion. I love when you can give someone something they want, and more.
I am happy my sweet daughter remains sweet. How can that be? I am so happy for her outlook and optimism.
I am grateful for the life I do have. Though sad, over loss and living, and the darkness to come, I see the light within it, and I follow the light of the moment…happy there is any light.
I am grateful – truly – that my work is getting national recognition. And, within that, I am as well.
I am grateful that my footprint is sometimes felt. Thanks, M-Monster for thinking of me and prompting the reaching out.
I am grateful the sadness will end someday.
I am happy that I am getting better every day – and feeling fit and good in life. Even though the battle is greater, the fight for my life is worth it.
I am so happy my daughter enjoys spending time with me and we are able to fill our days as friends, confidants, and as mom/daughter, and I am so grateful for the relationship between us and what is happening with us – the growth and march she has toward adulthood, womanhood, and maturity continues. Beyond my wildest dreams….she is remarkable in every way.
I am grateful I have found my footing. My center. My recall of who I am outside of a relationship. It has been too long. Time to stay here and regain my balance. In all areas of life.
I am grateful for my deck, that keeps the world from seeing me but allows me privacy, security and an outstanding view of the world, as I cuddle under my blanket, lying on my chaise, happy to be escaping and coddled at the same time.
I am happy that I have my health. So much could be wrong. And it isn’t. I work hard on it and it rewards for that continuous effort.
I am happy that I have money, more than I can spend…for the first time, really, in my life. I can afford my lifestyle and my future. I am grateful for the ways this has come to me…the hard pathways and the learning curves…the school of hard knocks…ow, but thanks!
I am grateful that recognition is coming my way. Acknowledgement. It is good. I have worked hard to do the extraordinary. Nice to be noticed and acknowledged.
I am grateful that things are going well. That we didn’t hire the wrong person in my project. That we passed on a great candidate, because we all trusted our intuition that told us something wasn’t right. So often in the past, I ignored that. Not this time. I led to the team to the conclusion that we can cast a net and find someone better.
I am happy that relative calm is in the world. I say relative because we have pockets of unease and unrest. We have pain and death and loss everyday somewhere. However, the world could be a worse place than it is right now and in some ways, for as bad as it may appear, it is better than one might expect, too.
I am grateful, on our Memorial Day, that men and women voluntarily go to battle, often for no good reason than the insane ego of a power-monger at the helm, and that there exists in people, a higher calling of a collective spirit, that ideally believes in a peaceful existence and attempts to be a part of that ideal – even if the leadership is not ideal. I thank these people – of the very far past and of the very present – for having this within them – in a way that I have not had. My calling for my community is a different one. I respect and honor theirs…at a great loss of life, limb, mind and spirit, so that I may enjoy all that I have today. 9 months ago