Bliss

This is the moment to be grateful for family, friends, and strangers. Yes, strangers who have shown me in the last month kindness and words of comfort.

Just this afternoon I received a phone call from Horn of Plenty Food and Toy Drive. The owner of this group it’s also the owner of a Christian radio station. It’s a nonprofit and they have been helping the community for the past 25 years. When they call me, it was to verify I will be home. They were going to deliver a food basket. I thought I will be getting a fruit or a cheese tray. To my surprise it was an entire Christmas meal. It’s approximately $60.00 dollar on groceries including a frozen turkey, milk, and eggs. I was in disbelief since I realized they are other families who are in need. They need this kind of help. These two gentlemen were kind and generous. I begin to cry.

This act of kindness has open my eyes. No matter how bad it looks out there in our country or in the entire world we still have great people.

I will be donating the groceries to the church pantry. I feel is the right thing to do. Like I mentioned before, there are other families who can benefit from this basket. I am grateful to the person who wrote my name and give it to this organization. This act of kindness has been a blessing send by God. It makes me realize I can do more for my community and for others.

Daily Post: Bliss

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Gratitude

It has been three years since I read the book “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne. It says you will attract what you desire and be grateful for the blessings. It’s a 30-day count blessing and teach the person to be consistent in gratitude. Since then my journal is growing with daily gratitude. However, it doesn’t mean my life is perfect. I’m not rich, no dream vacations yet, and my health isn’t 100%.

My husband isn’t a believer. He’s about if you wish for something rather to wait for your desire to come true you work for it. Also, he says if each person who reads the book get their dream comes true the world would be different. They would be no hunger, no wars, and it would be too perfect.

It’s tough to admit when he’s right. Obviously, we need good and bad days it creates balance in our lives. Besides, we can learn from our mistakes, grow as a person, and appreciate our blessings.

I love counting my blessings. It makes me feel gratitude for living another day and be a better person.

Daily Post: Gratitude

Recite

Every day as soon as I put my feet on the floor I recite my gratitude’s. I recite “I am truly grateful for _______ because______” finishing with a thank you. I do this every morning since I bought the book “Magic from Rhonda Byrne”. Also, when I go for my walks or driving in my car I love reciting my blessings. It makes me feel appreciated it for the little things I have.

I have been teaching my granddaughters to be grateful and they sound adorable when they recite their gratitude. One of them was grateful for having an ice cream cone and the other was grateful for receiving a toy.

When I feel depressed, it gets a little more difficult because my head begins to spin and I can’t find the right words. However, I keep reciting my gratitude’s until I begin to feel better.

Daily Prompt: Recite

Partner in Crime

Her name is Donna and she’s my best friend and like she always says “partner in crime”. I met Donna in 1999 when we both use to work at the grocery store. We were Deli Managers from a different store. Donna is friendly, lovely, and funny.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 Donna became my guardian angel. She would do anything for me and my family. Through the process of chemo, she would bring food and help me with my kids. She was there for me when I need a friend. Her positive attitude and her smile would take all the pain away.

Three years ago, she retired and moved to Fargo four hours from me. I don’t see her often however, we stay in touch. I missed her and I’ll visit her soon. I’m grateful to have Donna in my life, such a wonderful friend-partner in crime.

Daily Post: Partner

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it. I hope you all have a wonderful day. I’m truly blessed to be able to spend time with the people I love the most. My lovely sons came for dinner with their families and we enjoy the day eating and watching football. I’ve the chance to chat with my girls who are spending their first Thanksgiving in Arizona.

I’m grateful for having so many people who have given me the strength to be in the place I am today and to appreciate what I have. For the past year, I’ve been blessed to meet people who with the smallest gestures they have touched my heart and make me a better person.

I’m grateful for having my kids that I adore, a loving husband, good health, for our two dogs, to be here tonight with my feet up resting and watching a movie.

Tomorrow is time to start decorating for Christmas my favorite holiday. Let’s the countdown begin because on December 23rd my granddaughters would be home for Christmas.

 

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