30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #19

Today is simple.  Today I’m grateful for senses.  They are more keen and guiding me more accurately than ever before.  Thank you…

30 Day Challenge Post #18

Last night I found myself driving in the thickest fog I’ve ever seen.  It was very late in the evening or more less very early this morning – 1amish and even coming through an area I was knew was completely blanketed with fog and unrecognizable to me.  I’ve driven this area several times and I was amazed that there were no other cars on the highway, which as was out of sort to this route.  About 10 minutes into my hour in a half drive a trucker came onto the freeway via an on ramp and I got behind him and never lost sight of his back trailer.  It was pretty scary and all I have to say is last night he was my guarding angel through the blacken and foggy night.  So today I’m grateful for this angel driver who let me tail him all the way home and never tried to shake me so I would arrive safe and sound.  I don’t know who you were,  but I hope you arrived safely to your own home this morning.

30 Day Challenge #17

A day of rest.  Today I’m grateful for a day of rest.  No work, no appointments, just a day to sleep, catch-up with friends, or what ever I want. 

30 Day Challenge Post #16

Today I’m thankful for the nurses at VA hospital.  For over 20 years they have taken care of my dad and they have done it with a smile.  Never a bad nurse.  Thank you.

Love Michigan. There is no place like home and if the mitten fits…

30 Day Challenge Post #15

Today I’m grateful to the doctors at VA hospital.  My dad is back in and the doctors here have been outstanding.  Thank you for taking care of our vets.

30 Day Challenge Post #14

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“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.”

Friends…this is what I think of when I read the above quote.  Friends are like my second family and in some case more family than friend.   They keep me grounded when I feel a bit out of sorts, we share many laughs, treasured moments, secrets, and they are there to pick me up (this works both ways) when life throws a 1, 2 punch.

And who doesn’t like to have a lunch buddy every once in a while– especially when you find out they have some of the same weird attributes as you and you both laugh with a little wicked grin.  Because your family already knows how weird you are and they have to like you, but your friends see the weird and still want to be your friend.

Today I’m grateful for my friends.  I might only have a handful of GREAT friends, but I’ll take any day over 2 handfuls of so-so friends.  Thank you my friends – you truly do make a difference in someone’s life.

30 Day Challenge Post #13

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Today is simple – Water.  It’s one of the 4 most important things you need to live – the others being Air, Shelter, and Food.  Over the past week my kitchen sink has been out of order because of a broken seal.  I didn’t feel the need to buy a new faucet and was able to order a replacement seal that would be delivered to my home in 5 days.  It’s amazing what we can take for granted and that simple task of turning the handle on a faucet could set my day off in the wrong way.

Today my faucet was better than new.  “It” looked revived and “I” felt revived.   Then it dawned on me how easy it was for me to get clean water any second, minute, and hour of any given day.  What a luxury this was and how fortunate I am.  We have people, families, children, and even animals in our own country, and around the world, that don’t even have clean water to drink.

As an Aquarian, the water bearer zodiac, I think this was my sign to invest in helping others get clear water.   I’m not sure what I will do yet, but I know that I cannot take that action for grated anymore.  I know this is a growing issue, but like the saying goes “if you only have faith the size of a mustard seed…” Well the mustard seed has just been planted for me.

Today – I am thankful for the simple twist of a handle that brings forth clean water to drink.  May I find a way to help others, no matter how small or great, for no one should be without water to drink – be it from a faucet or some other means.

30 Day Challenge Post #12

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Animals – They are a huge part of my life.  Whether I have them in my home, donate to multiple organizations, or am helping with shelters & fostering programs animals are woven in my daily life.  I think it’s important, even for people who don’t really care to have animals, to be educated about them and to teach our youth the importance to care and respect them all.  Animals teach us about our own self and how to be selfless – much like children.  They don’t have a voice so we must and as humans, a community, and global society learn to respect and understand all types of animals and promote the safety and care of them everywhereToday I am grateful for my animals who teach me every day to have a little more patience and know that I am unconditionally loved – even when I don’t feel loved by one or many of them. 

30 Day Challenge Post #11

Plain and simple post today.  Thank you Veterans.  My dad and grandfather are included in this elite group.

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