Grateful for my 2 kids, 2 granddaughters, 2 brothers and their wives and step-families, granddog, friends, and Brother David
Holding one of my guinea pigs, when she’s not fussing about being held; sitting here in my glider rocker, just ‘gliding’ in it; not working/playing at the laptop computer in front of it; sitting outside with my balcony plants. Usually it’s ‘just’ contentment, but sometimes it’s ‘greatest contentment.’
The great comfort is the glider rocker I’m sitting on as I type this. The small beauty is the volunteer silk oak sapling on my balcony, with its fern-like leaves, that I’m looking out at. The sky is often a large beauty, but today’s sky is only a small beauty – i.e., slightly beautiful, with bands of pale gray cloud against a pale blue background.
I’m amazed at how many lemons can be used to make lemonade, but weeds…? Actually, I love weeds. Last spring there was a spread of tiny weeds by a sidewalk, and I was excited to see what kind of weed they would grow up to be.
I love kelp. This picture came in an email for a slime book ;-]
Enjoying the freedom and delights of being old and retired and happy, but not so old that my health is becoming a serious problem!
Enjoy! You can always redirect things later, if need be. I hope this isn’t regarded as a ‘Dear Abby’ answer ;-]
I used to go and sit in the place between my house and a big old spreading juniper. Now I am divorced and gratitude is easier, and I have a new house. Sometimes I find peace by going deep within, or release from my distress by imagining myself far away, looking down on a tiny earth.
Playful, confident, happy
Being able to sit here, looking out the windows of my top-floor condo, and answer this question.
I learned new things about my granddaughters by listening to them yesterday.
Yup – gliders have an especially fine motion!
Wow! Thank you Anna. The beautiful kelp was from an email I got – I didn’t take the picture, but I’m enjoying it greatly. I’m enjoying Palm’s lovely tree picture with her daughter, too.
Hugs to you, Dear Butterfly! And give yourself a big hug, too! I’ll light a candle for you.
There. It says “For Butterfly – may you find peace amid the uncertainties of your care! My heart reaches out to you!”
New growth is such fun on plants like that!
Yes, Michele! One never knows what the climate will do these days. Not a comfortable situation.
My daughter and her husband got an adorable new dog after Benji died of cancer at an old age this spring. Benji’s face looked like your profile picture. The new dog was love-at-first-sight for my daughter and me; her husband took a few days longer to love it. It’s a rescue dog, and she visited several – one of them with me – before finding this one last weekend. I...
My daughter and her husband got an adorable new dog after Benji died of cancer at an old age this spring. Benji’s face looked like your profile picture. The new dog was love-at-first-sight for my daughter and me; her husband took a few days longer to love it. It’s a rescue dog, and she visited several – one of them with me – before finding this one last weekend. I wasn’t so fond of Benji, who lifted his leg in most rooms of my condo, but he was sweet.
I hope you’re enjoying your new dog and loving it.
What a lovely thought! Thanks, grateful sea
Thank you, Wendy, for this delightful info!
Hooray hooray! Give yourself big hugs, Ursula! and thanks for reminding me that it’s prayer day
Ursula, you poor dear! It sounds like this is one community where you might be finding comfort. It sounds like the gratefulness team agreed with you about the words you suspected were ‘over the line.’ I hope you don’t leave us because of the ‘one line’ that was deleted, when so much seems to be going unhappily in your life!This is my first time here in over a week, after a trip, and I send you warm hugs and hope you will give yourself those hugs!
Yes, Antoinette! ‘Faith’ can have bad connotations that ‘Trust’ doesn’t have. My dear friend recommended ‘Trust’ to me many yrs ago.
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