Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Gratitude

 DKZ, co-incidentally, wrote about this today.  Just as I was thinking of my own list.

Somedays it takes digging through the coal for the diamonds, other days those jewels shine with the power of the sun.

I am grateful for many things today.

(1)A tube of 7 Fathoms that Daughter brought me on the weekend. My own small tube was running out and I was using it sparingly but I wouldn't dream of saying that to her until she gifted me with a large tube of this magnificent lotion. 

(2) Walking 1,000 steps yesterday. Can't tell you the last time I could do that. Way back in the mists of time in 2020. This iron is kicking in. Big Time.

(3)Reading a fabulous book gifted to me by Grandgirl, The Purple Hibiscus. A gripping read.

(4) Watched a beautiful movie last night : A Song for Jenny - yes, I cried, but sometimes we just need a good ol' cry, right? So much bottled up during these Covid Times.

(5) Visiting all your blogs and getting caught up with your doings, and beings, and interests.

(6) Receiving a long post card from a friend who had previously ticked me off with unwanted advice, recalling a special star filled night we had watched together during the Perseid Meteor Shower and that he brought to mind many times since, one of the highlights of his life. Interestingly enough, even with the prestigious memory I do have, I have completely forgotten it.

(7) A brother celebrating his 72nd birthday today. And so grateful all six of us siblings are still alive and meeting on Zoom every Sunday from around the world.



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  1. It is wonderful reading today's blog and knowing that you are feeling better and actually having a good day. How "loverly." You've made me smile. Stay well and even better soon. Hugs from the base of the mini-mountain in Maine.

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    1. Thank you Regina and I am hoping you are also having a good day. Any day, really. I think we all need to suffer a bit if only to really cherish the days when we are not suffering.

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  2. Oh, great. I'm so glad to hear this! Don't know what more to say - GREAT!

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    1. We know our head space is cleaning itself off when we can think of things to be grateful for!

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  3. What a refreshing post! All about good things. Yes to seizing life and joy wherever it shows up.

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    1. Yes, it feels so different when I am not in such a dark place.

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  4. There's nothing quite like a good book, a good movie -- and reconnecting with a long lost friend.

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    1. So very true Tom and be of the mind to enjoy them all.

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  5. I'll say again, I am in awe of your Zoom ability. I understand you can activate Facetime on the phone just by pushing a button, but I've never seen it. Too much technology.

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    1. I've never bothered with Facetime Joanne as I am too connected to begin with and needed to cut back. But Zoom is way easy.

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  6. WONDERFUL news. I am beyond happy for you.

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  7. Good that all six siblings are still alive and in close contact. And good about the iron and the 1000 steps.

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  8. Family Zoom meetings; what a great idea!
    Glad you've got some of your old kickass energy back. Keep going.
    -Kate

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    1. It was a brief romance, alas Kate. Not feeling the best for the last few days.

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  9. So glad you are feeling better!
    I read that book, it is very good.

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    1. I just finished it Jackie, what a writer! Odd how a Nigerian childhood can be so like an Irish one once the RCs are involved.

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  10. Great to hear you’re getting your zip back! How lucky to have all your siblings alive.

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    1. Yes, our mother died young Joared, so it is a gift indeed to have us all still kicking around.

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  11. I congratulate you on the 1000 steps achievement. I wish that I could go a quarter of that!

    One out of four siblings in my case, has left us but, thankfully the rest are alive and kicking and having fun.

    Much to be grateful for indeed.

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    1. That was shortlived Ramana, unfortunately. But it was wonderful while it lasted.

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  12. That's a great list! Especially the gift of life!

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    1. Yes, Gigi, life is treasured, more so as we get older.

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  13. I’m so glad to hear you’re doing better! And thank you for giving me a movie and a book to check out, too.

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  14. So happy for you that the iron is working! I'll check out the book.

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