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Saturday, October 3, 2009

An Attitude of Gratitude

Hello Everyone,
Well, around here...its another beautiful day in paradise! Well, my kind of crazy paradise that is...I keep humming a song I used to know (now, I can't even remember who sings it, but its a country song) What a Beautiful Mess!!
The kids are sick, the house is trashed, I have mounds and mounds of papers to grade...did I mention the kids are sick..oh yeah, I did. I have 42 charms that have to be finished by Thursday for a swap, my studio is...thrashed is an understatement. What a beautiful mess I'm in!
Today, though, I am grateful. Although it seems that I am drowning in "stuff", I just love my crazy life!

There are quite a few things around here that could sure use some "boot camp" kind of fixing...you know, like my housekeeping skills, or my organization, but, this girl just loves it. My son is feeling much better these days, but my daughter is still quite under the weather...somehow, she finds the energy to fight with her brother...you just gotta love it.
Is it too soon to ask for another getaway?
Ok, so I must ask...what are you grateful for...there has to be something, even if you too are living your beautiful mess.
Until next time,
Ophelia

6 comments:

Brenda said...

I am living my beautiful mess. In the midst of moving to Paradise, Florida. So, I have moving boxes, stuff, stuff and mo' stuff. But, the biggie is purging my art room. Whatever, purging means. I am grateful for this opportunity. Oh Happy Day!

Brenda said...

Hope all of you feel better soon.

Mar said...

refreshing!
lover of life...a woman who understands
and appreciates
that life is as it is
can only be a happy woman...

good attitudes are what makes your surrounding happy and sound

i have too many gratitudes to list

wishing a speedy house recovery of ills and that noone gets anything worse than the cold!
:)
cause you are gonna get 'something'!

nzeller said...

Ophelia,
Your journal page is beautiful. I love the colors and it inspires me to start a journalling process. You are such an positive person. I wish we lived closer.

I, too, am grateful for many things. This is a very difficult time for many people. But your reminder to stop and contemplate your blessings is what we all need. Even in chaos there's hope and happiness. Thanks for the reminder.

Alease Michelle said...

Hey show your blog on Ruby's Daughter Brenda's blog. And it is really nice to see another artist from the Carolinas. I was born and raised in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, South Carolina, and I still live here.

I love your journal pages! It really feels good to create art. Well if you get a chance, feel free to check out my blog - www.aleasemichelle.typepad.com

Later, Alease

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Hey Ophelia, I just love your attitude, and I'm grateful to have you as a (long-distance) friend.

Although I'm having to move from the home I shared with my late husband, I'm grateful to have a brother and a sister who want to live with me, and the means to move to another city and start another life.

Thank you for your beautiful encouraging words!

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