Today is International Gratitude Day. I am grateful for every day I awake to a new day ahead of me, my wonderful husband, family and my friends. Today I had been going back through a few of my blog posts from last Year and happened upon this I had previously blogged ....
I loved this and want to share it with you...
Why do I have a variety of friends who are all so different in character? How can I get along with them all? I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me.
With one of them I am polite.
I joke with another friend.
I sit down and talk about serious matters with one.
With another I laugh a lot.
I may have a drink (Coke, or Pepsi of course,) with one.
I listen to one friend's problems.
Then I listen to another one's advice for me.
My friends are all like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When completed, they form a treasure box. A treasure of friends!
They are my friends who understand me better than myself, who support me through good days and bad days. We all pray together and for each other.
Doctors tell us that friends are good for our health.
Dr. Oz calls them Vitamins F (for Friends) and counts the benefits of friends as essential to our well being.
Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes.
If you enjoy Vitamins F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age.
The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%.
I'm so happy that I have a stock of Vitamins F!
In summary, we should value our friends and keep in touch with them. We should try to see the funny side of things and laugh together, and pray for each other in the tough moments.
Thank you for being one of my Vitamins!
I loved it then, and still love reading it now !
My morning began with a real life Pepe Le Pew story, in this case almost committing suicide for himself. I had made a call to our Son, Paul, this morning only to have him explaining what had happened to him first thing this morning, it went something like this ....
Mom, a neighbour came to the door to tell me a skunk had its head stuck in a Cheez Whiz jar and couldn't get it off. I took a hockey stick to hold it in place while I went to pull the jar off its head.. Mom I couldn't believe it, it actually put it's paw up against me to help push the jar off! He never sprayed at all.
Wowsers ! Paul was so caught up in helping get the jar off Pepe's head, he forgot to take a picture first ! Could you imagine a picture of that? Ha ! Good job Son, and so glad Pepe was grateful to you.
See even animals can be full of gratitude.
Today I had company on the ride North of the Checkerboard, as Rob also had an appointment to see Dr. Loney this morning too. Rob's sugar is just a tad on the high side, so we must be cutting back on our sugar intake, as well as high fats to try and decrease belly fat. Not an easy task once it is there, but not impossible with some lifestyle changes, along with the will power of sticking to them.
Since I also could loose 10 lbs, I hope my will power gets geared up to where it should be. I will have to keep reminding myself I had the will power to quit smoking over 3 years ago, so what is 10 lbs to loose?
Ha! easier said then done, is it not?
We didn't get back home until almost 11:00 am. Most of the day gone in my books.
I am pretty excited at the prospect of making Tomato Power to have Tomato Paste on hand to make up as Easy Peasy as 1-2-3. Trust me if it isn't Easy Peasy, it won't be happening for me again. Ha ! that will be that.
Poor Bandit, he still has spots broken out on him. I am now applying the Gold Bond Medicated powder with hopes this will dry it up and hopefully be the end of it sooner then later. This has gone on way too long as far as I am concerned.
On that note, Mr. Sinatra I am signing off myself from here, forever grateful for this day, and so looking forward to tomorrow, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".