Here is a truth about me, lately I am quiet – I have nothing to say, and the more quiet I am, the less I want to share or engage. I am not complaining just simply explaining – I do that a lot, I explain too much, but once I open my mouth instead of explanations my words become excuses.
Truth is, I am quiet because I have nothing to say…because day in and day out I wake, go to work, come home, go to bed, start the same thing again. Sure my days are peppered in with some good stuff, and bad stuff too (like stupid little worries that really don’t materialize, but can) , and I understand we all have those moments - but lately because of them I am tired.
Therefore, instead of moaning and whining, about my worries, because I have nothing to offer in a conversation, and lastly, because I feel like I am being ignored, I zip it!
These are my thankfuls, I am not sure if I am breaking the rules, but because it is my birthday week; on Saturday I will celebrate another year in this world. My 10 thankfuls this week is about me.
Before I begin, I want to wish everyone blessed holidays:
I am thankful for the simple comforts of home – homemade meals, blankets and a crochet shawl to wrap in when there is a bit of a chill in the house.
I am thankful for my home-it is tiny, we need new siding, new stoops, driveway, patio and maybe some maintenance to some plumbing, oh, and definitely a new kitchen, and while I’m at it we should paint again-however it is a good house- sturdy and solid.
A long time ago, someone said to me that he thought of me as a gypsy and I asked why you would think that–and the answer was because you can adapt to any situation or you have a confidence to take on any task, if you don’t know how, you figure it out.
If that makes me a gypsy by this persons definition well I am thankful for my gypsy ways-I just wish lately I can be more groovy with this behavior.
Learning never stops; I am thankful that I never stopped doing so. So far, in my adult life I have taught myself how to cross-stitch, crochet, blog, create excel spreadsheets and yoga. I am passionately curious about almost everything.
I am thankful for quiet moments….
I am thankful for my collection. I collect, salt and pepper shakers, and dragonflies, but I also collect, images, quotes, stories and words.
I am thankful for my family…it was a crooked little road to get us all together–we are together now that is all that matters.
I am thankful for my love of music-experiencing new music does not stop at any age–if you can tolerate it, leave yourself open to new music– anything goes-classical, hip-hop, pop, jazz, alternative, rock, international, opera, blues, country - oh my goodness the list goes on.
I am thankful for the people I allow near me–that is all I can say about that-in the physical world I am friendly to many, but not too many get close.
I am thankful that I am brave and courageous–but to admit that, I am also saying that I am weak and afraid because, each day I gather these traits leaving the comfort of my home and facing the unknown – but we all do, don’t we? I know this too.
Have a wonderful week, everyone.