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Friday, April 24, 2009

4/24/09 --Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive #2

I've been thinking a lot about this exercise of remembering the good, the positive, and the things I'm thankful for on a daily basis. One of the things I've come to recognize is that I'm not used to doing it. I am out of practice. I realize that once I was an upbeat optimist...when I was much younger...and now I find that I'm not in the habit of celebrating what is good in my life. I've been wanting to get back to that positive me, and I believe that this is a really good place to start! I like myself better when I can see the glass as half full. :)

So today's musings are as follows:

1) I'm thankful for this exercise in rediscovering my inner optimist/the ability to see the plentiful good in my life.

2) I was made very happy last night by a silly little film called "Penelope" which charmingly reminded me that the best way to be happy is to love one's self. That is a lesson I need to remember every day and it was a really delightful movie. :)

3) Sleep, when one can get enough of it, is a true blessing. I got a little more last night than I have for the past week and while I'm still groggy, I'm feeling MUCH better than I did yesterday. I am very thankful for this fact!

4) I'm grateful for telephones. They allow me to keep in touch with friends and family in a much more personal way than email does.

5) I had a great conversation with my beloved mom last night and it was wonderful! So I guess I'm grateful for telephones and for that conversation also. :)

2/14/09 -- Wistful version 2

6) Special thanks go to Michelle, Anni, Maurice and Teri in these past few weeks. They've helped me by having fun, interesting, enthusiastic discussions about photography at a time when I've felt a little lost about that topic. They've offered loving encouragement at a time when I feel like I'm getting back on the excitement wagon after a year or so of feeling like I shouldn't even be bothering/having deep guilt over taking too long to get photos to people I owed them to. It is a very nice feeling to have that focus and enthusiasm again and to share it with like-minded people. So thank you!! Truly...having a group of people to "camera geek" with is really fabulous. :)

7) I'm very thankful for my fabulous manager at work. He is kind, conscientious, genuinely concerned for my well-being, has a great sense of humor and is someone that I appreciate and respect both as a manager and as a person. I do not take this for granted.

8) I like hats. :)

9) I'm incredibly grateful that Rob cooks, and that he does it so graciously and well...and that he's willing to do it for me. I'm not a fan of cooking, nor am I particularly good at it and I'm incredibly thankful to and for him for unfailingly making healthy, yummy food and being so wonderfully generous and kind about it. I do not take it for granted and I want to make sure that he knows that. :)

10) I know this is silly but truly, Thank God It's Friday! This week has dragged by and I'm so ready for a weekend of downtime and rest. SO ready. :)

Happy Friday All! Thanks for being in my life!

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