Monday, 15 December 2008

Carpe Diem - Seize the day

At times we all feel like a fresh start. I was thinking about it for my blog but not quite yet I decided...

A renewed focus on getting more out of life is what I crave.To enjoy the simple things more and to clear the way for a calmer less stressful routine ... or maybe just a routine for a change LOL.

Carpe Diem encapsulates the idea of enjoying the here and now rather than worrying about what we are not or what we don't have or what might have been.

I missed Smiley Saturday ~ I'm Counting my blessings today instead...well every day I do.

I am thankful for the sunrise - it means I lived to see another day.

I am thankful for warm days, and also the fresh breeze today... though one day I would love to see a white Christmas.

I am thankful for the small bodies that snuggled beside me at 6am and the bigger one a lot little further to the left (LOL)

I am incredibly thankful for peace - I mean right now (the Brothers are asleep) ... a small hiatus from the laughter, squeals and chattering that spills drink and crumbs through my home .

Of course I am thankful beyond measure that these sounds fill my house, home and heart because it means I have children who are happy and healthy.

I am thankful for my health and theirs. Our health isn't perfect, but we are still blessed...

I am thankful for my family and that most of time we get along and help each other out... thankful my Sister in law and nieces met me at the shopping centre today (my Christmas is almost done plus I got to see the Optometrist and I am thankful my eyesight hasn't worsened I only have vision in one eye)

I am thankful for several beautiful, amazing friends and for parcels in the post (thank you especially Lightening for the sticker swap and to Louisa for my ornaments.)

I am thankful I won a $50 voucher, last week, to spend at my local shopping centre -just for putting an entry in the barrel.

I am thankful I can still afford to buy a new pedometer after I lost my new less than a month old one whilst shopping on Saturday at the same small shopping centre. (GRRR to the person who found it and kept it) I am obsessive about walking these days so I can eat more to get fit so I rushed out to buy a new one yesterday. I have walked over 636,000 steps since I started counting on 10,000 steps in late October.

I am thankful we have great playgrounds in walking distance and that my boys are happy to play while I walk the 50 step circuit around the play equipment ... in between giving them turns to be pushed on the swing.

I am incredibly thankful they let me walk them every day in the twin stroller and the stroller is a breeze to push ... did I mention I am thankful for no hills though our suburb name ... is xxx Hill.

I am thankful for my Mother's love of cooking (and it is mostly good - she made yummy scones last night) and thankful that the most part she passed those skills onto me ...though I would eat stuff whether it tasted bad or not.

Mostly I am thankful beyond measure that I can Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of my heart!

what are you thankful for ?



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12 comments :

Lilly's Life said...

Beautiful post Trish, your posts speak straight fromthe heart.

tiff said...

I am thankful for a beautiful morning, not too hot and not too cold. I am thankful for the IVIG that has changed our lives.
I am thankful that all of my kids have confidence and grace.
I am thankful for you.

Jayne said...

That's a great list.
I'm just happy to wake up breathing every day ;)

rhubarbwhine said...

Today, I am thankful for my son, who shows such promise of growing into a great man.

Katy said...

I'm thankful for your blog reminding me to be thankful for things instead complaining about everything!

M said...

I'm thankful for all the little things.

I'm thankful that at least one of my tomatoes has ripened before a worm has eaten it!

M said...

Oh and I'm thankful that I managed to run downstairs in time to save my Blueberry Cheesecake Tart from burning... Phew.

Louisa said...

something else for you to add to your list - you won the flutterbug! send me and email with the address to send it to so you can hopefully have it in time for Christmas! YAY!

Debbie said...

Yeah, that $50 would bring a little happiness! Good for you.

Trish said...

@Lilly - thank you and I take my inspiration from you too.

@Tiff - I am thankful for you my dear friend , you inspire me too.

@Jayne - LOL me too ! ...especially breathing.

@Rhubarbwhine - that is a wonderful thing to be thankful for , I am thankful for this too.

@Katy - it is a balance :) I can whine like the best of them.

@M - yay ! mine haven't started budding at all , I'll keep an eye out for the little 'worms'
...oh a baked Blueberry Cheesecake Tart = I would be really thankful if you posted a recipe.

@Louisa - I am so thankful that you run such great competitions....thank you

@Debbie - yes I will put it to some extra Christmas gifts /treats for the family.It's only a small centre so not there is only a small choice of shops. Thank you for visiting.

Carmi said...

I like your vibe.

I'm thankful that I have an incredible family and a wife who has been my best friend for as long as I've known her.

BGSydneyside said...

Hi Trish,
Really enjoying your blog.
I'm thankful to have found it ;)
Take care,
Belinda

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