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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Repost - Gratitude 101


A fellow blogger recently posted her 100 things she was grateful for. It served to remind me that I used to do a gratitude list every night before I went to sleep, listing only five things on it. It seems that the words “used to” show up in my life a lot lately. Seems I may have forgotten about the present moment and spontaneity. I’ve got to move beyond this “stuck” point in my life….(maybe tomorrow) lol……

In the meantime, my gratitude list, 100 things randomly plucked out of my brain as I type along (I’m not going to number them given that I like the randomness of it all): a new day, Mom, coffee, good friends, music (all kinds depending on my mood of the moment, my years spent with hub(good and bad because it added to my essence), my sick sense of humor (it gets me thru the rough times), a good book (the kind again depends on my mood), did I mention coffee?, shower massages!!! ;-) , clean sheets, my job and the oh so nice people I work with, good and lasting friendships, meeting new people and fellow bloggers, on time train schedules, green lights, bright colors, new shoes, new clothes, old jeans and tee shirts, the peace and serenity that hit me maybe twice a year, smiles, kids laughing, the unconditional love of my lil dog, comfortable chairs, memories of Dad, the ability to write this list on this blog with these fingers and this computer, seeing laughter on people’s faces and their eyes lighting up because I’m there and vice versa, cooking, eating out, bbq, the ocean, the mountains, staying in bed on rainy or snowy days, having a bed to stay in, the color purple, the smell of lavender, working in a very nice part of NYC, my funky jewelry, a/c, sleep, ability to exercise, not drinking or smoking anymore, heat in winter, vacations, sunshine, love, moonlight coming thru my bedroom window, sex, makeup, makeup sex, razors, scented candles, dirt roads, snow, shovels, mittens, Seinfeld (speaking of makeup sex), funny movies, computer games, microwave ovens, pedicures, spray on tan, ice cubes, umbrellas, all stores, the ability to have money to purchase things in stores, my mom’s sense of humor (I think she gave me some), my dad’s smile and curly hair, paper clips, Velcro! , delete buttons, fresh mozzarella (orgasmic), sun glasses, cell phone covers with lil straps, light weight brief cases, shit, anything that’s light and lets me ease up on what I have to carry, my hairdresser, body lotion, linen spray, body paint, men, did I mention coffee? And sex? (Why does my mind always come back to coffee and sex?) which leads to my next grateful thing – therapists…lol, big windows, wild curtains, comfy slippers, matching underwear, comfortable bras, raincoats, baseball caps, beach towels, falling leaves, big old trees, butterflies, perfume, vanilla ice cream and the fact that I’m still breathing and appreciating what I have, what I am, and what I can become………”Live well, laugh often, love much”…..
Peace

17 comments:

Patti said...

I love this list.
I would just add rainbows...and maybe grilled cheese sandwiches.

Happy Sunday.

Hammer said...

Very nice :)

Have a good one!

Paul said...

Nicely done Odat !

evalinn said...

What a great thing to do!

Michael C said...

I love it!!!!! Isn't it supposed to be sex and cigarettes. I guess caffeine and nicotine are interchangeable ;-)

crazy working mom said...

Very nice! :)

My Reflecting Pool said...

I like how razors randomly come after make up sex. Whats going on there Odat?!??!! Great list. We should all be a little more grateful. Thanks for the positive!

Sarge Charlie said...

I think I understand this more than most, we have so much to be grateful for, and it wasn't always that way, I am grateful that I can be grateful.

Sarge Charlie said...

Oh, and Heck a brick, I will try to explain, really it was "shoot fire, heck a brick."

We had a friend in Maryland that would not use profanity, when she was really pissed off you would hear "Shoot Fire, Heck a Brick."

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi odat. i am grateful for medical tests that find stuff early. have you had yours?

smiles, bee

Girl on the Run... said...

Love this! I imagine it's time I reminded myself what I am grateful for!

M
Thanks yet again!

Odat said...

Thanks all for your great comments...(yes, Bee I've had all mine, Really!)

Sorry for not reading you guys today, I'm at a dial up location and it sucks trying to load up a page...I'll see y'all tomorrow!
Peace

The CEO said...

Made my day, again. You had me at #3 coffee, my blood substitute. Comes after breathing. Thanks for a great list.

Roger said...

Nice list Odat ;D

katherine. said...

the "live well...laugh often...love much..." saying is all over my home...and my personal email tag. Important to remember. Nice post.

CS said...

Great list, Odat! That's such a great exercise.

Liz said...

What a beautiful list. I like the idea of writing down a few things I'm grateful for before I go to bed.