Always Be Grateful!
Hello wonderful WA family!
As we go into Thanksgiving week, Gratitude is on my mind,
No matter what I may be going through, I must keep all things in perspective.
This past week has been tumultuous!
Last year at this time, we were planning my sons' dad memorial.
During Co-Vid? ... This was not an easy feat.
Churches and pastors were not to had!
My first ideas were not to come, but what happened in the end was just "The Way it's Supposed to Be".
We had a beautiful get-together, rain and all at the VFW!
It's not about me!
In anticipation of Thanksgiving week, I found myself going to dark places.
Playing the victim, never suits me well.
This past Saturday, I was in this place. I wasn't looking for the light!
Come Saturday night, I had to drag myself out to our Bonfire meeting.
I'd been announcing it for the last couple of weeks, and that was my commitment, so I rustled up my courage and headed out!
When I arrived, I was so happy I chose to go!
First Bonfire of the season, and 30 people showed up from several different groups, too! ...Friends I'd met while I was traveling around and friends I hadn't seen since Co-Vid!
Not only was I welcome, but I was asked to lead. I didn't need to lead, but I did find someone, a visitor, to do the honors. I chaired, as I know our format, but joyfully let our guest proceed.
Little did he know, he would be our first of the year speaker! LOL
A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed
Last night, I heard from my good friend Phillip. His wife is in the hospital and they are looking at growth around her spleen. Paula needs our prayers.
What a difference in my perspective!
Her doctors have already planted the Cancer idea, without the rest of the tests, so Phillip is freaking out!
Sometimes, all we can be is the light in the storm.
So, my concerns about Thanksgiving?? ...Just another day!
"There's a full moon over Texas!", ...reflecting off the water.
I'm staying in Gratitude!
Whenever one feels that their problems are too much to handle, try a little gratitude!
When I go to sleep and feel overwhelmed I use this little trick.
I simply lay there and find something I'm grateful for from A-Z!
Sometimes, it's people on the list, and can find many of the wonderful friends I've been sent to cheer me, and sometimes, it's A for the air, B for my boys, C for courage.
I often find myself asleep, by the time I get to WXY and Z.
Thank You WA!
One thing I'm very grateful for this past year? ...WA!
We are such a supportive group of friends, whether it's business or personal!
We truly have a gift from above, with this beautiful community!
Wishing you all a peaceful Thanksgiving everyone!
Thank you for being with me, on this beautiful journey!
"You've got a Friend" James Taylor/Carole King
"When you're down and troubled
And you need some love and care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I'll be there
To brighten up even your darkest night.
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call...
And I be there.
You've got a friend!"
Have a blessed holiday and everyday, Friends!