Wednesday, June 19, 2013

You Take My Breath Away


If you are or have ever been part of a 12 Step program you are probably familiar with a gratitude list.

Usually when you are feeling far from grateful, you are gently encouraged to write one.

By the time you begrudgingly come up with lets say,10 things to be grateful for, you're feeling a little better in spite of yourself.

Though you might still want to slug the person who suggested it in the first place.

Tonight I was cleaning up the kitchen after an unusually delicious dinner when I heard Lucy meow.

I walked to the back door to see what she wanted and found her rolling around happily under the bench on the back deck.

All she wanted was to be petted and admired. That was easy to do.

Full of kitten love I walked around the yard and was struck by how amazing it was that I have this garden. Full of flowers and berries and bees and weeds and fireflies.

And I was swept away by a wave of gratitude.

25 comments:

  1. We can all tell you're recovering from the break-up. You're blogging more often again and reminding us about the important things in the most lovely way.xoxxo Shelley

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    1. Thank you Shelley, I am. Step by step. xoxoxo

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  2. Jane, It is always nice to be reminded to look for the things which are beautiful in our lives. I truly needed this post today. Thanks!

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  3. We all need to be petted and admired now and then.

    S
    xp

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  4. Shelley's so right. The warm is back in your voice. Your blogs sound "better". It's not the same, of course, but a better new now. Hang in there - lots of supporters out here.

    And, OMG! your garden looks wonderful! I want to roll around with Lucy. xoxo

    ps: my first comment from Bloglovin. It seems to work fine.

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  5. I'll bet you my girlfriend Lucy was saying the same thing.

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  6. It is pretty amazing, Jane. Enjoy the beauty and the love and pat yourself on the back for being present and appreciating the good things in your life.

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  7. And I'm grateful for your gratitude, if that makes sense.

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  8. Such an abundance of beauty and love. I'm so happy you caught the wave!

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    1. Still riding it since I shared it:-)

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  9. Your yard is just delicious. And a wonderful thing to be grateful for.

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  10. Lucy is a fine little catalyst!

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  11. I just caught up on your last couple of weeks ... glad to see that your fence is up, and sorry about your fig tree going down. A visit with the kittens is always a wonderful one! You new roommate sounds like a good one. I will see what I can do to find flowers in the house. Have a great rest of your week!

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  12. Lovely photo's of your garden Jane! I understand why it makes you so happy :-)

    Madelief x

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  13. I totally dig an attitude of gratitude. This post is lovely! <3

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  14. It is an amazing garden. Don't forget the grapes!

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  15. Gratitude and awareness, and living 'just for today' - that'll get you through most things. Kittens and flowers are the little helpers that remind you.... Lovely to hear you sound so positive and strong. x

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  16. Nothing like stopping to smell the flowers, makes us appreciate the important things. I think Lucy was trying to tell you something, that sage little kitty!

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  17. As always just so pretty! Smart kitty!

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  18. I thought my monarda was looking particularly beautiful this summer, but yours put mine (almost) to shame. But those fleeting moments of gratitude - especially when it comes as a surprise? Nice, huh?

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