Hello, hello. I have not posted anything or read my blog for three months. I just found out tonight than my paid domain has been deleted. *gasp* I am still here though, back with my old Blogspot name.
However busy I had been, in the back of my mind, I kept thinking I have to post my gratitude. I owe it to you to share my good news. Life is not always bad. I don't want to write just when I have something to complain about. But forgive me, I have to get this one thing out of the way. I was pretty bombed that someone really closed to me would say hurtful things about me when she thought she has hung up the phone after leaving me a voicemail. She was talking to someone else and her words HURT.
Today, after church, my daughter and I went to a store. She is picking up a dress for senior picture taking (fun) and it was taking a long time. So I went to the book section and got a book by John Hagee--Daily Truth, a daily devotional book. For today, he wrote that many times people attack...others deflecting their own shortcomings . . . shine the spotlight on your [my] mistakes..." He added, "Rather than fretting, focus . . . fully expect.. the blessings of heaven . . . "
I found ten pictures above I am thankful for. I thank God for:
- My personal clown, Paul, for putting laughter in my life, Halloween or not.
- Funny friends who can also be clowns.
- Yummy Halloween cookies and fun decors.
- Velvet, who can put a serious picture on her face while playing.
- Velvet, who makes my loyal walking companion, unlike Paul.
- Props from Facebook. Who needs to buy expensive Halloween costumes when they are virtual props for free?
- Old pictures from 7 years ago of my kids and their friend, one day in October. Aren't they're cute with their arm tattoos?
- Many days of warm-enough day to walk with my dogs.
- A reminder that my kids (now teens) were very helpful raking leaves eight years ago in Fall.
- My health that I have the strength to rake the leaves, walk the dogs, and go to a Halloween party (and be a dark Morticia for a night). I really tried to look white like Morticia but I am not good at this at this makeup thing.
A schoolmate of mine passed away recently. She was 47, still young, but had chronic illnesses. I pray for her soul and her family. At the same time, I have so much gratitude I still have my health. I will never take that for granted.