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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Back To That Gratitude Thingy

My gratitude has been on short notice for a few months.  I've had lots of examples of wonderful things happening in my life, but quite honestly, I appreciated them for about a nanosecond.  So, in moving on through my grief, I've decided that it would be a good thing to remind myself once again about the positive things that happen every week.  

Here's just a few for this week:

I am glad I have not had the flu.

I am glad I got off my lazy butt and cleaned out my kitchen cupboards.  Now they are neat, organized, and I know what I've got ( a lot of dip mixes).

I am so grateful Bud has eaten and liked the new meals I've made this week: Thai Noodles w/Peanut Sauce and Chicken topped with  Bruschetta and Mozzarella.

I am really happy to have some new shirts for running.  $12.99 at Target in colors I love.  Gets me motivated.

Bud has watched two Snow White movies with me this week.  And stayed awake through both of them.  

So yes.  I do see the positive things that happen to me and around me.  Grief is a long road, and I think I have turned a corner.  I cannot keep dwelling on things--it is wearing me out.  It is time to move forward and step a bit more towards the light at the end of this dark tunnel.  I am looking at ways to honor my sister's memory and life--running a race in her name, possibly putting a bench in a local park for others to sit and enjoy the scenery.  Being brave and open to new opportunities.  Starting to write.  Planning for a giant flower garden this summer.  Making limoncello for summer sipping.  Training for those races!  


  1. You have such a good attitude! Loosing a loved one is such a hard thing to deal with...
    I am glad to have avoided the flu thus far too... Did you watch Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman? Which one did you like better? (I have a clear frontrunner and am curious if you do!) Oh- and I plan to make those Thai noodles this week- they look delicious! Eric and I are trying to get out of the habit of eating cereal for ALL the meals :-)

    1. I liked Snow White & the Huntsman better than the other--but so very different! Bud didn't care for either one cause there were no guns and cars involved. But he was a trooper! Here is the link to the noodles--I forgot to put it in!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister, I didn't know. I've missed the flu too so far, thankfully. I think the idea of a bench is really nice, and I think it would make you feel better too. Now, on to that pesky training...:)


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