Let me start by saying Thank You to whoever posted the very nice comment under my last blog. It isn't often one hears compliments like that, even more so from a complete stranger. Again, I thank you. It is greatly appreciated.
Never have I taken compliments well. I am thinking it is because I had a hard time believing them. It also has to do with those people who are very self-centered and so confident in their appearance, their material items, their money and so on that they come off as being very snooty. Never did I want to emit those feelings to anyone. I feel very confident in myself in every aspect where once I did not. However, people tell me all the time that I send out positive vibes and not conceited ones. WHEW! I am thankful that I am surrounded by people who are just like me. I take a huge look at my friends and none of them expect compliments or praise. All of them find joy in the simple things in life and know that it is the small things that end up being the most meaningful and important in the long run.
I am thankful for these simple things in my life:
time with my children
time with my friends
nature; rainbows, sunsets, the ocean, the sand, flowers, etc.
the health of my children
Boston cream donuts
candles (PartyLite of course!)
the smell of Christmas
my free spirit
each new day
every new lesson learned
clean laundry right out of the dryer
"I love you's" (thanks Jamie for telling me every single day.)
a clean house and the productive feeling you get once you are done
a working computer
breeze on a hot summer day
signs from above
and the power to accomplish both