Life is Good . . .
~ ~ it may not be perfect, as nothing is perfect.
Life is filled with ups and downs . . . bumps in the road . . .laughter and tears.
~ ~ however it is how we deal with those bumps is the key.
Life is good when you wake up in the morning . . . put your feet on the ground . . .
~ ~ and see the beautiful sun. A very wise woman says that every day . . . my mom.
I am blessed to have beautiful sunrises that stream through my windows . . .
Life Is Good.
Life of all its twists and turns . . .
~ ~ of happiness and grief. . . of the joy of newborns . . . and the grief of losing a loved one.
However, the memories are what we hang on to . . .
Memories of my dad . . . sitting at the head of the Thanksgiving table . . .
~ ~ gazing with contentment and pride of his family gathered together.
He said that is what life is all about . . . no riches can buy the joys of love and being loved.
Life Is Good.
My dad was a simple man . . . and always encouraged us that we have nothing . . .
~ ~ if we didn’t live a life of integrity, generosity, and the love of family.
With that . . . then Life Is Good.
I am thankful that I am surrounded by the love of family and friends . . .
~ ~ and when we lose some of them . . . we grieve and lose sight of all things good.
Then there comes a friend . . . who brings you a special gift . . .
~ ~ to remind you of the fact that they are still with us.
Like a bird looking down from the heavens . . .
To the “other bird” who she often referred to as . . . the one who flies into her life . . .
~ ~ at the right time.
But she must know that I am blessed and thankful . . .
~ ~ that she continues to give me strength and perspective.
When life gets a bit turned around . . . she reminds me to embrace it . . . and live.
For, Life Is Good.
Life is Good . . . when you are blessed to have found your soul mate.
In the 2nd Grade . . . the guy who always pulled on your ponytail . . . as he sat behind me.
The guy who is a kind, loving and a generous husband, father, and ever so loved grandfather.
The one who encouraged me to make a trip on my bucket list . . .
To France . . . with friends.
A trip of a lifetime . . . which he generously gave to me.
I am blessed.
Life Is Good.
Traditions are made and some continue through generations . . .
~ ~ and sometimes those traditions can be broken . . . situations of life may get in the way . . .
~ ~ ~ ~ and sometimes it may break your heart . . . like a missing seat at the table.
However, from the lessons of my dear friend . . . my bird in the heavens . . .
~ ~ life is a gift . . . you embrace every moment . . . and do the Taylor Swift and “Shake It Off”
For, LIFE IS GOOD.
I am blessed with a son who is like his father . . .
~ ~ who lives his life with the utmost integrity and loyalty and is the best son and dad.
A guy who stands by his convictions . . . who will risk everything for integrity . .
~ ~ who did not cut his hair from his senior year in high school to his senior year in college . .
His ponytail tossing in the wind at his college soccer games. . .
~ ~ and hanging from his cap at his college graduation where he received the honor of Valedictorian.
The audience gasped . . . to see this long haired dude receive this honor.
Life Is Good.
A dad who is comfortable taking his beautiful daughter shopping for hats!….What a dad!
A dad who spends time with his daughter on camping trips with the Indian Princesses . . .
~ ~ with stories and songs by the campfire.
We are proud . . . We are thankful . . . We are blessed.
Life is Good.
I am blessed that I can spend a great amount of time with “our sweetie . . . as she lives close by.
Love our field trips together . . .
~ ~ like the “Polar Express Train Ride” . . . singing one of my favorite songs, “Believe”
For the love of a grandchild is one of the greatest gifts . . . we are thankful . . we are blessed.
Our sweetie was asked in school, to make a drawing of something that is very special to her . .
~ ~ to be placed in the art show.
She drew a picture of my sister and brother-in-law in the kitchen at Thanksgiving . . .
~ ~ and next to that is a picture of the patio area where we have our Thanksgiving dinner.
There are usually 50 people in attendance so the patio is a great place to have it.
The caption of the drawing reads:
“Every year we usually go to Ocala, Florida and eat Thanksgiving dinner . .
~ ~ and on Thanksgiving morning we watch the parade on TV”
I cannot tell you how much this warmed our hearts and needed a kleenex or two!!!
LIFE IS GOOD!!!!
I wish you all a wonderful season of giving thanks . . . of counting our many blessings . . .
~ ~ and making beautiful memories and being “THANKFUL AT HOME”
Please visit these lovely blogs who have a wonderful story of being Thankful At Home.
The party started on Monday and you can catch up from the links below:
Monday, Nov. 3
Wednesday, Nov. 5