I always like to think about all I have to be thankful for. Being grateful and thankful are the key to being happy. I have experienced many things in my life that were a challenge and if you’ve followed my blog you know many of them. I must admit though I am grateful for those experiences because they taught me much about life and myself.
All of them made me a stronger and better version of myself and for that I’m truly thankful for. I came out on the other side of it all a little wiser and learned that when life happens you just have to hold on a little tighter and realize you are not in control. There is something bigger than you and has a plan for your life. I have learned that you have to trust in that plan and believe it all happens for our good. I pray a lot and that has gotten me through all of it b/c sometimes that’s all you can do. The higher power is in control and I believe in God and his plan for me to get back to him.
After having my children and experience the gift of being a mom and seeing my children being born that is when I knew there was a God b/c only something that grand could create something so perfect. He took one from me, a son Sean Patrick, but that was all part of his plan. I didn’t understand it at the time and I don’t really understand it still. One thing I do know though is it was part of his plan for me and I have an angel in heaven. It made me a better mother and for that I’m grateful for. We will meet again <3 . I am have been blessed with 5 children and for that I will always be thankful for. Blessings Blogger’s and remember to say thank you at the end of the day and thank you when you are given a new day. Happy, Happy 2022 <3 .
Do you believe in soul-mates? (my definition of ‘soul mate’ is the IDEAL partner romantically).
Definitely do believe in soul mates !!! I married mine. We’ve been together for 45 years, 42 of them married. I also believe in love at first site b/c the first time I laid eyes on him, I knew he was my guy <3 …
What are three scents you like?
Anything cooking from the kitchen, Lavender and Vanilla…
What are some things that you might be considered too old to do, but that you enjoy?
What is one food you absolutely refuse to share?
I am alway thankful and grateful when I wake up and see that face next to me…You’re still the one I want to talk to in bed, you’re still the one that turns my head, we’re still having fun and your still the one <3 …
Oh yes and one last thing I’m always thankful for a night out at the baseball game with the family !!!! You can’t beat fun out at the old ballpark…That’s where it all started 😉 Chicago White Sox vs. the Milwaukee Brewers at the old Comiskey Park in Chicago on July 16, 1976 !!!
He came out from Virginia and took us to the Ballpark on Friday Night…Surprise, Gotta love a son who takes such good care of his mom & dad. We had a blast and they won !!!! Y A Y Thank you Matthew <3 We love you <3 …
Would you rather be a super nice person and be depressed all your life, or be happy and a total *sshole? (Credit goes to Cyranny for this question, aired on one of her “Cyranny’s Quickies” posts.) Well I’m not sure it has to be either or, but I think for most of my life I was the nice person and that was my problem. When I turned into the blankety, blank I enjoyed being happy and realized that life is short … eat the cake 😉 .
Have you ever made someone cry? Probably, but not on purpose.
Are you a dreamer or a go-getter? I’m more of dreamer. It’s more fun to dream, being a go-getter brings stress. There is more joy in dreams <3 .
If you were in a band, what instrument would you play? Well that’s an easy one for anyone who knows me, the piano of course…
Do you feel gratitude is necessary? Gratitude is how I get through my day. Being thankful can cure anything. My gratitude journal sits right beside my bed on my nightstand.
I never go to sleep w/o that simple, two word prayer every night, “Thank You.” It always makes for a happier morning. Blessings Blogger’s on your week
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be for? (Covid considerations are suspended for this question)
I think the best kind of party is a surprise birthday party…Such a happy occasion and I love, love, love to surprise people…Especially those that I love <3 S U R P R I S E … Y A Y
Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.
OMG absolutely !!!! I’ve got a few that mean so very much to me…
Grandpapa/Missy/Cordell/Lizzie/Connor/Mariah & Olivia (Our gorgeous granddaughter’s) Gabriella’s (older sister) she’s somewhere and I’m taking the picture (Grandmama) Best Christmas picture ever !!!! Love you all <3 .
Where IS Waldo? (Waldo, for those unfamiliar with him, is a cartoon character featured in many “find Waldo” images and puzzles) <—— WALDO
What’s the best part of waking up?
I’ve been blessed with a new day…A whole 24 hours to do with whatever I want and having that 1st cup of Coffee. My Coffee it the best !!!!
Would you rather be covered in fur or covered in scales? (Wee disclaimer. I’m certainly not advocating the slaughter of creatures and the use of their skins for clothing or accessories. No! This question is a ‘grow your own’ type question…if you had an option of your own skin being made of fur OR scales, which would you choose?)
Today I started a gratitude journal again !!! Being thankful can get you through anything. Loving your life can make for a very good day. In life you can suffer many losses, but if you can learn something from those losses then it wasn’t a total loss. I have lost many things, but I can honestly say everything that I’ve been through has taught me something and made me a better person. I love my life, I love my home, I’m a great mom and most of all I love my husband of 41 years. I truly am blessed <3 . I’m not perfect, but I’m pretty good and it’s all about loving yourself and God. I’m thankful for the grace that God has blessed me with. If at the the end of the day all you can say is, “Thank God, this day is over,” then that’s enough. I hope everyone had a great day…Blessings <3