Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A bowl of cherries or the pits? You decide.

Today was a rough day.  It really was.  There were quite a few insults and unkindnesses.  So tonight I am reminded more than ever of how important it is to be grateful.  

I am thankful for my beautiful, peaceful home, a happy family, and dogs who are unfailingly glad to see me.  I am thankful for open-hearted, curious children to teach, and friends to teach alongside.  I am thankful for life, for breath, and for the moon in the sky.  I am thankful for smiles, for tears, and for books that make you think.  I am thankful for my daughter, my husband, and time to talk over a delicious dinner.  I am thankful for love, for my Lord, and for this quiet evening.  I have so many things to be thankful for.  Look here, I've already nearly forgotten what was difficult about today.

What about you, friends?  What blessings are you counting this evening?

Did you know I have another blog?  This post came from there. 


Roban said...

Oh, boy, did I need to read this right now! I just posted a little bit of a whine.... not much,just a little, and you would definitely be able to commiserate with me, I'm sure.

Thanks for reminding me about the cherries!

Roban said...

And I just saw your note at the top about it being a rough day today. I hope tomorrow is much better for you! (P.S. I mentioned you in my post tonight. I hope you don't mind me linking to your blog.)

Suz said...

dust at your feet
shake it off and move forward on the path
home is sanctuary
thank goodness

rachel awes said...

this morning i am thankful for
the name relyn

hugs to your rough.

Amy said...

Oh dear, so sorry about the rough day!

I've had a few of those myself lately. And you're right--being thankful is a great remedy.

So, this morning I'm thankful for:
*A nice comfy bed from which to arise
*strong coffee
*my kits
*A clean slate . . .

With that, here's to a brighter day!

Debby said...

I hope that the unkindness were the children......less hurtful than adults.
Yes, you have alot to be thankful for. Great idea to list them when our days are not great.
Have you thought about turning off the word veriification. It is so hard to read.

christinelaennec said...

Big hug to you Relyn: XOXOX So sorry you had a rough day and people were unkind. As the Dalai Lama said: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." But we humans are weak.

Today I am thankful for:
a cup of tea,
my daughter's first tutoring session going well,
the chance to go for a walk later today,
my family,
hearing laughter from the next room,
our lovely cat,
Relyn's blog - which always gives me a boost even when Relyn's had a bad day.

Jeanne said...

Love and hugs and smiles across the miles. I am always thankful for you♥
Love Jeanne♥

Jennifer Richardson said...

i'm thankful for the splash
of life i get
everytime i come over here
to visit
and for sour pickles
and sweet cranberry orange scones
with good molasses
and the love that finds me
wherever i am:)
and always for friends
like you,

Marilyn said...

So glad you are able to turn it around with thankfulness. I am thankful for likemindedness of a friend that sat over lunch today and listened to my thoughts and concerns about life issues. After some rough confrontations earlier in the day, this was pure delight.

Deborah Carr said...

Those hurts and harsh words that seem so biting at the time, tend to lose their potency in the face of a bowl of gratitude, don't they? Chew on the cherries and spit out the pits, dear Relyn.

Jeanie said...

Oh, so very sorry you've had a tough day, but yes -- those blessings are a sure cure, aren't they? Tonight I am grateful for time to do my art, my cottage, talking with Rick on the phone (which means he made it through the first day of his long bike trip with no problems!) and being at the lake with a glorious sunset (check my FB!) and fabulous breeze. Yes, much to be grateful for.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful post, and a wonderful photograph.
For me, it is always, always my family that I am thankful for.

krista said...

i love your other blog, by the way.
the little things that make us happy each day.
love it.

Jaime said...

Over these last few years, I have come to know this about your spirit... it glows with gratitude. You are such a glass half full kind of being... Ripe plump cherries full of sweetness... that is what you are. xoxo

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