I am so sorry about last week, and missing The Ten Things of Thankfuls. I was not able to get myself to write any thankfuls, and I know too well that the weeks where I have no desire to be thankful, or find the gratitude, are exactly the ones that I should be looking for those silly silver linings high and low.
Well not to worry I have a second chance, this week was the same, with the same kind of let downs and, just feeling disappointed. Here is the thing, this discontent has nothing to do with me, but it does have to do with someone special that I love very dearly. This special person is going through a sad situation; to add insult to injury, is also trying to figure out some things that was learned during this time. This person is trying to make sense of a family member in this person’s life, and their relationship with each other; my friend is wondering, was this relationship so one-sided and truly not realized just how tipped the scale was?
So I’ll say it anyway…when someone I love is suffering I am too. I really feel bad – yet the only thing I can do is listen, and just give advice to make peace with the situation and find that darn silver lining because it’s there.
When it comes to thankfuls and gratitude quite often, I ask what the point is.
I guess when you can take the time to recognize a benefit in your life, you are acknowledging a greater power or force; because I have to believe that the bad comes from a growth, a development of a thought, something that was conjured. On the other hand the good things, those crazy silver linings are always there waiting to be noticed. I think that is right, at least I hope so.
So vaguely, I am explaining what is going on; the truth is, although it is a sad situation that needs to be dealt with, all of it has paralyzed me, and nothing else is felt or noticed. What is really sad is, I don’t have any control, as I never do with any of the serious stuff that goes on in life and sadly some great wonderful things have happened in my life without so much of an acknowledgment or a thank you to the gifts that I receive each day.
Gifts like these:
Thankful one - he is 14 years old - I cannot be any prouder
Thankful two – was celebrated in my favorite place our beach on the North Shore of Long Island, we had pizza and cupcakes and everyone had a great time.
A silly family tradition….
Thankful Four- My homemade Carrot Sauce – made it today for dinner
You can read about it here
I have a little girl that is curious and snoops around the house and just needed to see my wedding dress.
Thankful Six – summer clothes fiasco done- yay!
Thankful Seven- as of 10 pm last night I thought I was done.
Except there were a couple of things that were missing; but I just thought they were given to charity. Yet this morning I was wondering out loud that I was not able to find a pair of palazzo pants that were purchased last year, hubby said that there was another bag upstairs when he brought the bag downstairs I was, huh, I still have to put these away - arrgh! I found the palazzo pants along with more tees…the rest of the bag were Nick’s shorts and tee shirts. Thankful Eight
Thankful Nine- A cup of tea – there are some nights I collapse on the couch, either reading or watching the TV – and in walks Nick with a cup of tea…for me!
Thunderstorms are approaching – on my way home and we are all safe – observing in the comfort of our home.