Friday, December 12, 2008

Count Your Blessings

Go on, count them! Get your favorite journal or a nice piece of paper and your favorite pen and make a list of all the wonderful things in your life. My friend Tracy, who is the most generous of souls, gave me a beautiful pink journal last month. I haven't had the heart to deface it with my messy scrawl until today. My list of all the things that are wonderful in my life made the perfect first page.

Fostering a grateful attitude is actually good for your health.
I get caught up in feeling sorry for myself sometimes and I really have no right to when I have so much. Now I have this list to turn to when I'm feeling less than grateful to help set my thinking on a positive track. I hope that it will do the same for you.

This blog is definitely one of my blessings. I want to thank each of you who takes the time to read my long winded, run-on and sometimes preachy posts. A special thanks to Lara, who gave me my very first comment. I was pretty psyched that day!


  1. Hey! Thanks for the shout out! I have a wonderful, healthy soup recipe you MUST try:
    Kale & Canellini Bean Soup
    1 20 oz can diced tomatoes (Hunt's Petite)
    1 bunch fresh Kale (deribbed and cut into ribbons)
    1 pkg turkey sausage, casing removed
    garlic/onions/dried basil
    1 28 ox can canellini beans drained
    3 cups low sodium chicken stock
    3 cups water
    sea salt/red pepper flakes to taste

    brown the sausage and add onions/garlic/seasonings...put the stock and water in, Kale, and beans and let simmer. Healthy, delish, low fat and comforting.

    Sending positive thoughts out to you today.
    Hugs, Lara

  2. YUM! It looks like an awesomed-up version of the sausage and white bean soup from Olive Garden. I can't wait to try it. :)

  3. How weird- I've been reading this blog religiously since you told me about it, but I could have sworn that when I first checked, comments weren't allowed- so I just added you to Bloglines and read the feed without clicking through.

    I would have been commenting weeks ago had I not made that mistake!

    (Also, apropos of nothing, my captcha for this is "tedlite", which for some reason made me think of our dear Tedwin/Puddin. :-P)

  4. Lili~It's not your fault about the comments. When I first started this blog I had a hard time getting the settings figured out. I didn't realized that I didn't set up the comments feature up properly. Thanks for reading!

  5. This Christmas I will count facebook of all things to my blessings which allowed our little reunion. I enjoy your blog, appreciate the dry humor I knew so well as a child and cheer you on daily! Hugs...