Celebrate the Small Things · Two Shoes Tuesday · wonder

The wonder of it all…

trees poem

When I look around at this place called earth,
the tiny part of it I see and experience every day,
I cannot help but feel very little and very loved.
I celebrate what I see and feel and hear and smell and taste
today and all the days of my life.

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Saturday, be warned pity party ahead…

Sometimes being me isn’t any fun.

I have been tired, cranky, a little depressed, and not especially nice to be around.  In general life has been the pits lately.  So be warned this is a Pity Party for Patricia by Patricia.

I have a chronic health issue, problem, condition, call it what you like I call it IT.  That’s all just IT.  I won’t go into what IT is because that would be really boring.  I bore myself with IT sometimes.

IT is not contagious, or for me disabling, (some are disabled because of IT) or any other of a myriad of horrible things IT could be. IT is not something that will cause my death though I will die with IT. 

I know what caused IT and why IT will never be completely gone.  Lots of people have this same thing to a much greater degree.  I was told that with  surgery few people have close to 100% success, most have a little relief, some have good response and there is a 30% chance the surgery will make IT worse.  I opted to have the surgery and I was fortunate that I had good response and IT is less of a problem than before the surgery.

But you know what?  I am sick and tired of putting on a happy face when I am miserable!

OK, end of Pity Party.

Today, I think is just one of those days…

I am rarely miserable and except for IT I am blessed with good health.

Thanks for listening. Now go on with your day. I feel soooo much better.

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Thursday, thankful for the blessing…

Mama cat and kitten

Image by BryanAlexander via Flickr

Today at lunch a friend and I were talking about our mothers.  Her mother died a few years ago and mine died 28 years ago.  We both reflected on how we miss them and how there are times when we want to talk to them and no one else will do.

To this day, and I imagine forever, something will happen and I will think, “wait until I tell Ma about this”.   I will be hurt or angry or sick and I want to talk with her because she would listen and let me know no matter what she loved me and would be with me.  Even when I was/did wrong I knew that she would stand with me.  I would still have to pay the price for wrong-doing but it helped to know she was there with me.

I was not the easiest of daughters to have and I know I broke her heart yet she was forgiving and loving.  Though, I must say there were things she would not let go of and forget–but even so she was there.

My mother, like all of us, was not perfect but she will always be my Ma.

Today, I am thankful for the blessing of a mother, who with imperfections and foibles, was a good mother, mama, mommy, Ma.

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Thursday, variety is a spice of life…

Example of an American grocery store aisle.

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I went to the grocery store today and as I was walking around I was struck by the variety of food (and other stuff but that’s for another blog) that is in the grocery store.  You can find just about anything you want.  I guess if you are a gourmet cook there are things that aren’t found at the local Piggly Wiggly but for those of us who are regular kitchen peeps there is more than enough to fill the buggy.

I like wandering around the store and just looking at the shelves of cans and bags and boxes, and the bins of fruits and vegetables.  Then, of course , there are the dairy and frozen food cases and rows of wine and beer and sodas and water.  Who knew there could so many kinds of water!

Well, this all got me thinking about how blessed we are with variety in life.  Not just food but in all aspects of life.  There is really no reason to become bored all you have to do is turn around and there is something different to see or hear or taste or feel.  No two experiences are exactly the same.

Today, I am thankful for the variety in life.

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Thursday, friendships old and new…

Three cats

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I am really late getting this posted.  It is probably Friday for some of you and this is a Thursday post.  So no more blithering…

Today I met a wonderful woman  and reconnected with another.  Two special ladies.  What a blessing!

The friend I reconnected with is a quiet and gentle woman.  Very soft-spoken and with a calm demeanor.  The new, hope to be a friend, is outgoing and has such a zest for life she is just so…fun.

They are very different and very much the same.  Not sure that makes sense to everyone but some of you will know what I mean.  It has to do with sharing the same Love and Spirit.

Today, I am thankful for the blessing of friendships, old and new.

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Thursday, blessed with a happy heart…

Happy Cat
Image by CaptPiper via Flickr

Not much gets me down for which I am grateful.

I have a good life and great friends and pretty good health, a nice place to live, food when I am hungry, clothes and shoes.  I can buy what I need and a lot of what I don’t need but want.

I rarely get angry, I don’t get bored, when I am hurt or disappointed I usually get over it quickly.  When   irritated or frustrated about something or with someone I will go on a rant, a private one. I don’t hold grudges.

I am not perfect, not a saint, just a woman with a joyful heart.

Today I am thankful that though my heart has some bruises and scars, it is a happy heart.

Broken heart sewn back together
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