Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Counting my blessings

I woke to E watching the horrific reports of the damage Dean is doing on its path. My heart goes out to these people whose lives have been changed forever. The damage we encountered in Ft. Myers from Charlie and the subsequent tropical storms is so minor compared to what these poor people and those who were harmed by Katrina as to be just a splinter.

The force and might of Nature makes all life's irritants pale by comparison. It certainly puts life in prospective doesn't it? Maybe it is time to recount my blessings.

1. I have a great family and we are there for each other.
2. I have my health and am able to participate in the activities that bring me pleasure
3. I have an amazing group of friends who are intelligent, funny, loving and creative who are both scrappers and non-scrappers.
4. We have a good income and still have the capacity to earn more if we need to.
5. I live exactly where I want to live and have enough of what I need.
6. I have the love of an amazing man and am the recipient of his bounty (man, can he cook)!
7. My children have grown up well and are fun to be with.
8. I live in a country where I can vote, go to school, have an opinion and travel where I want. It is not a perfect country but it is better than most.
9 I have access to the internet which keeps me in touch with friends near and far and allows me to share my life with them.
10. I enjoy each day as it comes.

Thanks to all of you who contribute to my blessings.


madelineas said...

Very well put Jules, and I second that.

Tya said...

Very nice Jules. My prayers go out to these people as well. I may have to list what I'm thankful for as well. It really is a big dose of reality.

Kath said...

Well said. In a world of abundant opportunities and blessings, we sometimes forget to take a moment to be grateful for what we have, instead of wanting for more.

smalley2004 said...

You are a wise woman! We don't count our blessing nearly enough. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for what you have.

crazydarla said...

Amen. You said it all for me! HUGS to you my friend!


Pam in Moncton said...

Well put Jules! I could repeat your blessings word for word, except where it comes to the man who cooks...can't claim to have one of those! I have been keeping the people affected by the hurricane in my thoughts and prayers. One of the gals on the CE Yahoo group has told us her son and new daughter-in-law are in Jamaica for their honeymoon and she is understandably worried about them. So many others too in worse housing than that.

WAgal said...

Very well said, Jules. We all need to be more aware of all the good in our lives and not take it for granted.

Michele L from Tampa said...

big cyber smooches!