Saturday, July 24, 2010
I have been trying to be grateful for difficulties in my life. That is why I like the quote for today. I know that they build my character and increase my compassion towards others. Its just not easy to say that I am grateful for them. Of course it is probably hard for everyone else too : )
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I appreciate going to a "good" movie. It is still the best way to watch a story on the big screen, if it is a quality picture. I tend to be selective as to what I spent my theater money on but I usually am not disappointed. It is fun!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I am grateful for county fairs : ) We just spent the evening at the Jackson County Fair in Central Point Oregon. I love to see all the exhibits (from home arts to the livestock) Trying out the different foods is fun too : ) The traditional fair is part of our American culture that I really appreciate!
Monday, July 19, 2010
I am very grateful for my ancestors. I have so many stories that have been told to me of their fortitude and courage in difficult circumstances. I believe that my parents strength came directly from their parents and grandparents who did their best in every facet of their life. I am blessed to be part of these families!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I am grateful for all the supplies I have to do my crafts. I feel blessed that I have access to and money for acquiring much of what I need. I wish I had more time in the day to enjoy it but I appreciate what time I do have!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I am grateful for my huge eucalyptus tree in the backyard! I planted it when my son Mike was born and it is now 33 years old. It is so majestic looking. During the spring the bees love it because of all the blossoms : ) I love to sit under it reading my books. It is a part of our family that we dearly love.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I am grateful for the bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables that we have this time of the year! Great things to eat and use for recipes : ) Many thanks for the good things to eat!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My gratitude today is for the beach. I love to stand and watch the waves as they break upon the sand, and feel the water wash over my feet. Standing by the pier and seeing the dolphins jumping through the sea and the pelicans diving to catch a fish or two. I am blessed to be able to see this sight and love to experience it!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I am grateful for my sister! We always stick together no matter what has happened in our lives. We have so much fun : ) Tonight we met my sister and her husband for dinner and I was reminded of how much I appreciate her!
Monday, July 12, 2010
I have been at a lace conference the last two days and worked on lace homework late into the night so did not write in my blog. Now my daughter Julie has arrived to visit so I will be struggling to keep up on the blog this week too : ) I will try tonight and hope to continue the rest of the week.
I am grateful for the confidence I have when I create lace. I finally consider myself an intermediate lacemaker and can take myself off the beginner list! It has been a long time getting to this position but I loved the journey and still want to continue on it. Making lace is a delight : )
Friday, July 9, 2010
We have been busy back in Cali the last few days and I have fallen into bed exhausted without writing my blog. Now I am trying again.
I am grateful for the beauty of art and paintings. Since I started sketching I have been drawn toward paintings of all types when I visit friends and neighbors. It is so interesting to find out that many of them were painted or drawn by family members. What a blessing to leave something for your posterity that they will love!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I am grateful for the deep sense of peace I feel in my life. It is such a blessing to be at peace with myself (most of the time) and have that calmness surrounding you.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
On this 4th of July I am so grateful for America and the freedom that we enjoy. I am also grateful for those who sacrificed so much to serve our country. I am blessed to live America!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
"Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more." -
I have been busy visiting with my son and his family the last few days and didn't get the blog written. I have been deralic in my duties : ) I am very grateful for the time I have been spending with them this holiday weekend. We have been going on day trips to Mt. St. Helens and the Oregon Coast and have had a great time. So many fun places to take a short trip too!