Random thoughts of gratitude  

me44129 48M
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4/5/2006 7:02 pm
Random thoughts of gratitude

I found myself feeling very grateful several times today:

- I woke up to snow on the ground. No big deal, except for the fact that my new house has an ATTACHED GARAGE!! I realize this may be no big deal to most people, but when I didn't have to scrape and brush the car before darting off to work it felt great and I appreciated it very much.

- when I popped into Walmart for some painting supplies this evening, I passed a group of "special needs" adults; they were all in wheelchairs. I smiled and said "hi" and couldn't help thinking about how blessed I am that I can walk through a Walmart, buy my own painting supplies and take care of myself and my children's needs. I know I don't have the strength or grace to trade places with less fortunate people - I'm grateful for the life I have.

- lastly . . . I'm grateful for all the support of friends and family over the last several months. Maybe someday I'll provide details, but for now I'll just say that Jerry Springer would have fainted over the state of my life a year ago, and at this point it looks like everything is going to be ok. I lost a lot - materially, mentally and emotionally. I'm grateful for what's left, though. It's more important than any of the other stuff.

Life is very, very good.

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