I am writing this on Sunday, and will try to post before the end of the day ….I know I have a lot to be thankful for this week. The simple thankfuls are there, they always are. The truth is, last week was a mixed bag of lows and highs…I kind of think more lows.
There is one area in my life that I struggle with daily, and then it becomes linked with negative emotions, self-doubt, less confidence and that leads to not feeling positive about anything. I can do 100 good things; I make one error, one slip up, say or do one stupid thing and the 100 good things gets tossed and mean nothing.
Feeling inferior in one area just sets me up to feel failure everywhere else…
I will start with two things that are linked with one another and because of its sensitivity; I will need to be vague. Please bear with me!
So first off, I am thankful that I recognized a face of discontent that was directed at me, I actually felt uncomfortable. This leads me to my second thankful; which is, I know what I saw and what I felt. I know eventually I will need to do something about it, but at that moment, I did not flee or hide. I stood there waiting for a different expression, ( as if I was saying I do not deserve this treatment- yet do what you want – because you can) I did get a different expression and I responded or kept engaged with this person, as if nothing happened . I am thankful that when push comes to shove I can hold back and not show what I feel.
Enough of that, hopefully the situation will change… that is all I can say for now.
There's nothing worse than a bunch of jaded old farts, and that's a fact.
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I posted five great posts on my other blog, SquaareKat BlogSpot. If interested, please go visit. I posted a poem I wrote, I wrote about the most important 3 weeks in my past. And about our fifth family member and lastly, I retired, I want to be eight years old again. I am thankful that I had those words in me.
I am writing on SquaareKat for Blogher’s July NaBloPoMo and one day last week, I had two posts that were popular… Big J
I took this picture with my phone then texted the picture to my husband.
Tomorrow night will be Amelia’s last night of the literacy program that she has been in since the end of June. Four weeks ago, the student teacher tested her spelling skills and out of 30 words, Amelia spelled six words correctly; as of Friday, Amelia misspelled seven words….now that is success -
I mentioned before, that she perseveres. Great job … Bigger smile J
No biggie but I lost another ½ of a pound, and was quite relieved to start walking again during lunch on Thursday and Friday. The first half of the week, we had storms hitting our area.
I love Pandora and my earphones. When I walk at lunchtime, that is what is playing, I have it on shuffle, but last week one day I had it on calming meditation music and the next day I had it on Mama Mia’s soundtrack – it was pleasant.
Guess who is visiting:
This is Harry, my sister’s dog.
Poor hubby being attacked by both dogs…each one wants attention... I am so thankful that they actually get along.
I laughed and smiled since Thursday because of these two boys…they are so opposite but each have their own agendas and are so adorable. I am thankful for making me smile and laugh.
I am so thankful that I allowed myself to take a well-deserved and lengthy Saturday afternoon nap – I don’t sleep much, I am usually up at four or five in the morning and in bed at 11 or later. I have been doing this for a long time. Yesterday it all caught up to me, and I took this wonderful nap, both dogs were near me, Teddy sharing the same couch with me, and Harry near me on the floor. It was heaven.
When I got up, I started making dinner
However, before I knew it, look who made himself comfortable
Last night’s dinner was BLT’s ( I used Turkey bacon ), on the side we had Cole Slaw, Sweet Potato Fries, half sour pickles, salad and I found a blood orange soda in Trader Joe’s, everything was delicious, the best part was seeing the kids and Nick having fun building their own BLT and enjoying dinner too.
What are your Ten Things of Thankful for the week?
Mangia, Mangia…No Talk!!!