There’s really nothing more I can say.
Simple Sunday November 29, 2009
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”
-Mary Anne Radmacher
As I Hang My Head in Shame November 28, 2009
“A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying…. that he is wiser today than yesterday.”
– Jonathen Swift
So NaBloPoMo has officially kicked my butt. I completely forgot to post on Wednesday and yesterday I just couldn’t bring myself to do it out of sheer exhaustion. But those shouldn’t be excuses!! I should have persevered! Dani did! Dani posted even when she didn’t have the internet at her house and had to drive down to the ferry docks to steal their internet connection! Who is Dani? Dani is the dearest soul on the planet, that’s who. And also the lovely friend that slyly roped me into this little project. Okay, so she didn’t do any roping really. All she had to do was mention it and I was jumping on the wagon with her.
This is my dear friend Dani.
Isn’t she just so lovely? I know. I admire her veraciously. Not only is she lovely to look at, but she is terribly creative as well. And inspiring. And an amazing photographer. And talented. And she has the sweetest disposition. And she has been the one who has faithfully blogged every single day this month. Sure wish I could say the same.
Sorry, Dani. I tried to keep plugging along with you. Apparently you are more persistent than I.
P.S. So I just went back and checked this past week and apparently I forgot that I actually DID post on wednesday! Which means I only missed one day being yesterday! I’m not quite the failure I though I was. 😉
How Grateful I Am November 26, 2009
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~G.K. Chesterton
It’s turkey day today. I know that today is traditionally a day for thanks. Which would mean it is a day like every other day. Its just that this day for giving thanks is filled with yummy food and lots of family. In the spirit of tradition, however, I thought that I would contemplate and list the things that I am truly grateful for, this day and every day.
I am thankful for:
Breath in my body and health in my soul,
a happy and fulfilling marriage to man who sees me with eyes wide open,
my beautiful family, old and new,
friends to laugh and cry with,
a job that provides and a home that shelters,
sweet and healthy pets that provide constant companionship and entertainment,
all gifts from a greater and more loving creator than I deserve.
Wishing you and yours the best turkey day ever.
Quiet Reflections November 25, 2009
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” -James Dean
Yesterday I went to see my grandma in the hospital. She died this morning. I do believe that was the reason my mind came up with nothing blog worthy last night. It was very hard to see her with just the shell of her former self. Today I am filled with a feeling of sadness, as well as gratefulness for the fact that she was able to live a long and happy life.
In loving memory of Caroline Edgmon.