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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Gratitude




It's almost Thanksgiving Day and because I've gotten all caught up with what's going on "out there" I've almost forgotten about what is going on here "in my heart". Remember how I used to do a "Five things I'm Grateful For" list everyday? In honor of Thanksgiving I'm going to begin that again. I need to. It helps. I've got so many things to be grateful for and I don't want to forget that.

Albert Schweitzer:
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Buddha:
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

Marcel Proust:
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

My gratitude list:
1) Friends and family who have stuck by me thru good times and bad.
2) The comforts of home...having a roof over my head and a good meal to eat.
3) The ability to get up in the morning, putting my two feet on the floor and greeting the day!
4) Sunrises and sunsets.
5) My lil Snot dog :-)

Peace

18 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

and I have gratitude for you as my friend, ODAT.

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

yeah, what sarge said...

smiles, bee

Matt-Man said...

I am grateful that you play with my monkey. Cheers!!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Amen to that.

My Reflecting Pool said...

wonderful things to be grateful for!

buffalodickdy said...

Nice list! Mine is somewhat similar.
1. I'm alive.
2. I have people that I care about, and people who care about me.
3. Even when I had very little, I have always had enough.
4. I still can learn.
5. I still can laugh.

buffalodickdy said...

Nice list! Mine is somewhat similar.
1. I'm alive.
2. I have people that I care about, and people who care about me.
3. Even when I had very little, I have always had enough.
4. I still can learn.
5. I still can laugh.

katherine. said...

it is good to recognize all we have to be grateful for!

Open Grove Claudia said...

And I'm grateful for you!

Jeff B said...

Dito with my yellow lab in #5

The CEO said...

I like yours, add in Open Grove's, and the fact that I woke up this morning, and you can count me in!

Stop by my blog if you can find the time, please.

Monty

Christy said...

It is so refreshing to see this post, read through the quotes and know how grateful you are for the good things. Thank you for making me smile this morning.

Crankster said...

My wife and I used to do the gratitude list, too. Thank you for reminding me of it.

And, incidentally, for doing so at the perfect time of year!

M@ said...

U scared the hell out of me. for a second, i thought thanksgiving was TODAY and that I'd missed it.

Echomouse said...

Your gratitude list is exactly the same as mine....except for cats vs. dog :)

Hmmm....in case I miss it, Happy Thanksgiving!

Lois Grebowski said...

1. Love
2. Life
3. Laughter
4. Friends
5. Food

Happy thanksgiving!

Nosjunkie said...

I dont think about what I am gratefull for enough

Roger said...

Great list Odat!! :D