Wednesday, November 26, 2008

On Being Grateful - Truly Grateful

Sigh.

There is a beautiful blog that I was recently 'turned onto' my one of my fave artist peeps..

T!m Holtz was sharing some info one day, actually he was giving away a scrapbook related class that featured Jason and his wife Kolette.. Anyway, I checked out Jason's blog and have been hooked ever since. Here is a link: Jason's Blog. Today Jason blogged about being grateful he could pick his nose.

Every time I read one of his posts I cry my eyeballs out. Today there was a fine line between laughing my a** off, and crying. So I did both.

I cry because I am so darn grateful for the things I have in my life, right now, that I seem to take advantage of .. my health, my family, a roof over my head, a beautiful view, a great life style, the fact that I can sit here on my chubby rump and type.. Oh yeah. And see. And use my arms, legs, voice. All of it.

I am great at being ungrateful.

I am great at complaining about the things I don't have (I even have a list of things I want and feel so deprived because I don't have them!)...

And Jason reminds me every single time I see his blog to be grateful. To pick myself up out of the depths of blackness that I crawl into, and thank God that I have what I do have.

And yes, I am grateful I can pick my nose.
And that my son pick's his, too. In front of God and all his creation at the table. In public.

Amen.

7 comments:

Sue McGettigan said...

LOL Andi, yes, I'm grateful I can pick my nose too :) One of life's simple pleasures and great achievements at the same time. I remember reading an article by the mom of a disabled teen, she was jealous of moms who could have a debate with their teen, have a fight and a reconciliation, set a curfew (and even see it broken), worry about their teen driver, tell their kids to clean up their room, turn off the computer, do their homework, go to bed - all that normal stuff, so I'm grateful for that too.

Happy Thanksgiving.

noble pig said...

I can pick my nose too! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Jacqueline said...

Amen! First I thought YOU should write a book, now I think Jason should write a book!

Sweet Blessings said...

Thanks for always bringing some laughter to my heart....Counting you as one of my sweet blessings! Hope your T-DAY is filled with Lots of thankful moments, way tooooo much food, and time to lay around soaking in your family!!! Sweet blessings!

Anonymous said...

Yep, We say this is the Life and seem to want it different... LOL, BTW, the Eye Candy Post, Tam is "Busted". You should hear her try explaining it away, LOL...

Mr Sweet Bessings aka Mr PPRM

*karendianne. said...

Now this is a great post. I'm a few days late and many dollars short but this is a Classic, well shared one. Good to pull out at any time.

Thankful for YOU, lucky to call you my Cousin with Love, *karendianne.

Anne said...

Hi, Andi! Thanks for sharing the link to Jason's blog. It was well-worth the read!

By the way, I have selected you for an award today on my blog. Just click through my name to see it on Gaal Creative! :-)