Friday, November 21, 2008

Counting Blessings is more fun than counting sheep

Happy Friday everyone!! Today, I feel light-hearted and thankful. I saw two very dear friends today while I was out running errands. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life and I also feel blessed to have a job in these sketchy economic times. I don't believe in worrying - like my granny used to say "Worryin' is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere". Truer words have never been spoken, in my humble opinion. When you have faith in your life - which I do; it just doesn't make sense to worry. I just try to remind myself when that pesky worry bug rears it's ugly head, that God is in heaven and He is in charge. Whatever He decides is going to happen, will happen. Not a thing I can do to prevent it or make it happen - so, whisper a prayer for acceptance and contentment and whistle (if you can whistle, that is) or whatever makes you happy, and go on about your merry way.

I am also blessed to enjoy my job. It's not perfect, not much is, but I enjoy it and I am thankful that my boss is a good Christian man. Again, he's not perfect, and at times we do ruffle each other's feathers, but in general, we get along just fine. I have had a few "bad" bosses in my day, and the doc just isn't one of them. Again, a real blessing.

I am blessed to have a wonderful man in my life who loves me. My husband and I are each other's best friend. Oh, sure we irritate the heck out of each other on occasion, but underneath the irritation there is always the love. It's a good thing to have someone to snuggle up with each night when we go to bed. Truly one of life's richest rewards.

I have a family who I also love very much. I have sisters, nieces, nephews, sons, 3 grandchildren, beautiful horses and a loyal dog. Hey - what have I got to complain about?? I also have a cozy home, plenty of food and all the other things a gal could wish for.

I wish for all of you out there in blog land to have some peace and contentment in your own lives. When you start to count your blessings, it just might amaze you how very much you do have to be thankful for. Try it and see for yourselves. Tis the season ya know.
I took this little test called The Autumn Test on a friend's blog today. Here are my results:

You are a playful, spirited person. You have a limitless imagination and amazing creative talents.

When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.

You prefer change to come slowly. You need a long transition period when your life changes.

You find abundance to be the most comforting thing in the world. You love shopping and having nice things.

Your ideal day is active and full. You like to keep busy with your favorite things, and you appreciate a routine.

You are very impatient. You spend more time waiting for something than actually enjoying it.

Hmmm, some are good and some are not so good. Like most things, I guess. Not sure I like some of those things. Oh well...
I tried to provide a link here so that you could take the quiz yourselves, but alas it didn't work. Back to the old drawing board for me, I guess. *sigh*

Here's hoping you all have a safe and happy weekend.


Train Wreck said...

Rock on Sista!I love your music! Oh you would have figured it out I am sure. Thank you for thanking me! Yes we "will" have fun when we meet up. I love that you love your life and family! I feel the same way. So glad we are friends! Have a wonderful evening! You crack me up too!

Melanie said...

LOL!!! Your previous post cracked me up!!! Playlist's are good things, aren't they????

THIS post is wonderful!!! I tend to be more of a worrier, and I have worked long and hard to NOT be one. Thankfully we can re-train our brain's, and I am much less of a worrywart than I used to!!!

I love all of the things that you are thankful for! You are truly an appreciative person, who seems to look for the "good" in things. I bet that your glass is always half full, isn't it???

allhorsestuff said...

Just Love what your granny said..what a GREAT saying to pass on...I heard one that was similar that I use about is a muddy mire, only good for wallowing gets you nowhere fast!

Yes the blessing abound even in these days of turmoil. We have much to be thankful for and I am Thankful for YOU! Your perspective and faith, your loving attitude and the fact that you are commited to your path. It gives one hope and definately= an admiration for a heart full of joy!
yours truly,

C-ingspots said...

Hi everybody! It's Sunday morning and I am commenting from the hotel in Lincoln City, Oregon (at the beach!) It has been the most glorious 2 days here. Clear, blue skys, sweatshirt temperatures and not even a smidge of wind. Perfect! And...the concert was awesome too! 3 Dog night still ROCKS!! More on that later - hope my pics turn out. Thanks to my blog buddies who are always making my days a little brighter with their heartwarming and friendly comments here. Sincerely appreciated...Lorie

allhorsestuff said...

PS....Thank you for posting about playlists! I added one to my blog and though it only has a select FEW...I will add more soon.

Karen J-S said...

Beautiful post...your Granny was a very wise woman.