Thursday, February 9, 2012

Grateful

Thank you everyone, for the supportive words yesterday. It's much appreciated, because otherwise you start to second-guess yourself a bit. Before we leave Santa Fe, we will indeed resume walking in the cemetery, paying our respects and stopping to ponder the lives of people like "Dallas Leroy Brown" and "Walter Blackburn" and the three Esthers who have stones on the same hill, (Esther was my grandma's name) and the "Fourteen Unknowns Soldiers" and "Indian Boy."  I wonder how many people in Santa Fe know those names? Not many, I'll bet. Why? Because, sadly, you never see anyone walking over there!

Anyway, yesterday was a funny day because I woke up thinking that I was just going to let it just be a day of gratitude. I'm always bugging God for stuff, and I had decided to take a day off from that so he could get caught up! My list can get long :-) Then we got embroiled again in the cemetery bruhaha so I got off track.

So a day off from Silly Cemetery Stuff and back to Thankful Thursday.

Today I am grateful for:

Our upcoming road adventure
My next book being underway
Good health
Great Bloggi Friends
A husband who still makes me laugh even after 30 years together
All the other nice cemeteries in the U.S. where they like it if you walk there :-)
So many blessings, I can't count 'em all!


Have a good one, everybody!


22 comments:

  1. I'm grateful for my morning alone with my little guy - we are going to make a secret surprise gigantic valentine's day card/poster for his older siblings - with glued-on hearts and sparkles and stickers and paint. Should be very messy around here in a about an hour. :)

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  2. I'm grateful that I keep a supply of "slash and burn" medicine on hand...the gout broke out last night full force and I had something to take for it. Fingers crossed that it works quickly. This is Beavers night.

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  3. Glad your giving the lord a day off I need him over here. Good gratful list you have made.I have one of those on my list....So many blessings, I can't count 'em all!

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  4. I hope your day is/has been/will be peaceful and productive. (As you can see, my grasp of time zones is non-existent!)

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    1. Chuckling! Still morning here! Yours too, my friend.

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  5. Gratitude is very important in our lives, I think. Good that you went back to walk in the cemetery. And I am so looking forward to your road trip.

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  6. I'm sure those laid to rest in the cemetery are glad for your visits. Enjoy your time there.

    Today I'm grateful for nap time. And for fun times with well rested children.

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    1. I love nap-time. and Well-rested children are the best kind :-)

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  7. Oh, I am so glad you will still go walking in the cemetery!!!
    Bring your camera in case doofus comes by again. ;)
    Life's too short. Be grateful. You are so right! :)

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    1. We will! I'll bring my iPhone and film the whole thing!
      XO

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  8. Nice post DW - Sooner or later (maybe at 82) I'll have to stop getting us into trouble - I hope I can still make you laugh! :>)

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    1. As long as someone will bail us out, it will be okay. I think the older I get the easier it is to laugh at things...

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  9. I am grateful for the little things. Which are not little. Sunrise. Sunset. The softness of a cats fur. The mountain of books I have yet to read. Loving and being loved......

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    1. Lovely. I have a faux fur throw that feels like cat's fur. I can't wait to have a real cat again someday :-)

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  10. My brother's name was Dallas. He was a veteran. I'm sure he, like the Dallas you visited, would be honored by your attention. Why are gravestones engraved, if not to be read?
    Today I'm grateful for my hubby. I'm home getting over a cold, and he's texted me twice to check up on me! How sweet is that?

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  11. Beautiful reasons to be thankful. ((HUGS))

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  12. Dear Melissa,
    Your gratitude prompts me to look at my day and recognize all that I have to be grateful for. And first and foremost it is that my rare skin cancer is now in remission and second, that today I got to visit with a school friend whom I had seen in 55 years. Oh, joy in the morning!

    Peace.

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    1. Both fine reasons to be grateful indeed.

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  13. I'm a fellow Campaigner from the YA/MG group. Your book looks very interesting. I will check it out soon.

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    1. Hi Cat - nice to meet you. Thanks for coming by. I think I've been by your place too (your pic looks familiar :-) but I'll make another visit soon to say hi.

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