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I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Monday, February 18, 2013

i am grateful for my daughter.


i am grateful for my daughter. she has given me a reason to live. a reason to be a better person every day. a reason to be happy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

don't take it for granite

ok let's do it
ok, let's do it

being a geology lover, i'd felt incomplete living in Lassen County but never having traveled the Bumpass Hell trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Well, now i have! and i am grateful for the experience. it was amazing.

cool sign
cool sign
boiling water at bumpass hell melted pyrite floating on surface
boiling water at bumpass hell (melted pyrite floating on surface)
gorgeous. lassen national park
gorgeous. lassen national park


mineralized water
mineralized water

i wanted to get into that water so bad!

lassen park sign
lassen park sign
another cool sign. lassen park
another cool sign. lassen park

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

she shoots, she scores!

i am grateful for my new job!!! THANK YOU UNIVERSE!!!!
and all that.
the synchronicities and the feng shui and thank you dear Jesus and Heavenly Father.
Amen.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

thank you so much

it's been almost exactly a YEAR since i was purposefully grateful on my gratitude blog!
today, i was prompted by a random urge to check my horoscope on freewill astrology... to start posting more.

it said:

Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt drew up an index to categorize the discomfort caused by stinging insects. The attack of the bald-faced hornet is "rich, hearty, slightly crunchy. Similar to getting your hand mashed in a revolving door." A paper wasp delivers pain that's "caustic and burning," with a "distinctly bitter aftertaste. Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid on a paper cut." The sweat bee, on the other hand, can hurt you in a way that's "light, ephemeral, almost fruity. A tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm." In bringing this to your attention, Gemini, I hope to inspire the rebel in you. Your homework is to create an equally nuanced and precise index of experiences that feel good. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you will be able to call on tremendous reserves of intelligence as you identify the numerous modes of pleasure that are available to you, and define them in exquisite detail.


i guess i can START with a big thank you to freewill astrology.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

thank you for my gratitude blog

okay, so lets see, i am thankful for having a place to live which is warm and i have my own bedroom and there is always plenty to eat and i have plenty of clothes to wear and people frequently tell me i am pretty and that i seem like an intelligent person and they compliment my hair. i am thankful that i am able to read. i am thankful that i am able to access the internet. i am thankful for my cellphone. i am thankful that i have people who like me. i am even thankful sometimes for the people who don't like me. i am thankful that people care about me.
i am thankful that i can walk (really fast) i am thankful for creativity. i am thankful for freedom of speech. i am thankful for times when i am not noticed when i don't feel like being noticed.
okay, i feel complaints creeping in.
i am thankful for Eckhart Tolle's New Earth.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

i am grateful for ...

youtube and these artists and these songs.

thank you for


my grandma.
good feelings.
different qualities of life.(i meant light)
my imagination
my hair being long and pretty.
thrift stores.
familiarity.
the universe.
that i have my B.A.
sight. vision. ability to SEE.
stability
change

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

i'm thankful for

yoga.
breathing.
counting breath.
zen
pema chodron
typing
writing
painting
grass
trees
birds
galaxies
stars
stephen hawking
that i am not shivering out in the cold right now.
my mom.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

thank you for the increase in abundance for us

i am grateful that my boyfriend just got a significant increase in pay. he's basically retired, now. it's nice.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

THANK YOU


hamburger painting
for buying my paintings and supporting my craft!


chikken and heather you are the best!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

thank you for...




i am grateful for


...my natural artistic ability

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Three things i love

1- 3 Things You Love in your boyfriend.

  • i love how he can tell you just about any actor's name and what movies they have been in but he can't remember what he did yesterday.
  • i love his extensive knowledge about everything you would ever want to know about any car.
  • i love his willingness to do what i want if i just ask nicely.


2- 3 Things You Love in a Friend

  • i love friends who stimulate me to grow and expand my horizons
  • i love friends who are funny
  • i love friends who are honest


3- 3 Things You Love in a Book

  • i love books written in an unusual writing style.
  • i love books that get me to think about new things or in new ways
  • i love books that help me learn more about everything!


4- 3 Things You Love in a Movie

  • i love movies that make me cry whether in joy, understanding, or sorrow.
  • i love beautiful visuals in a movie, like cinematography, costume
  • sometimes i just love nostalgic movies that remind me of my youth.


5- 3 Things You Love in a Blog

  • PICTURES taken by the blogger and OF the blogger
  • blogs that are frequently updated and constantly changing things
  • honesty/being unafraid to say what they think


6- 3 Things You Love to Talk About

  • shakespeare's writing
  • celebrity gossip
  • human behavior


7- 3 Things You Love to do in Vacations

  • eat at restaurants
  • shop
  • take pics


8- 3 Things You Love to Eat

  • cottage cheese, tomatoes, spinach & wheat germ
  • thai green curry chicken with basmati rice
  • honeycomb candy, aka seafoam, velvet crumble, spun molasses


9- 3 Things You Love to Happen in Your Life

  • get free stuff
  • find awesome stuff at thrift stores/yard sales
  • find new music i love

10- 3 Things You Love in 1 Million Love Messages

  • i'm a sucker for inspirational quotations
  • it's cool that you can choose to listen to each post
  • a positive web presence in a blog-eat-blog world.





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