Friday, April 8, 2011

Are You Grateful?

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.” -Buddha

I didn't die, didn't get sick and I learned a lot today. In fact, in the last couple of hours I've met several new people, read and followed their blogs, got my topic from Bz who is doing A to Z Gratitude topics for the month of April, finally know what Fight Club is really about courtesy of Matt, seen inside at least one person's (Alex's) heart, received encouragement to let my freak flag fly from Laura, received a Creative Blogger Award from Deirdra, and met another HSP (Anne).

Just to name a few.

What did you learn today?
Are you grateful?
I am.

I'm grateful for you,
dear reader, and
for you, faithful
commenter, and
for you, my
blogger friends.
My family.
My Bugsy.
I'm grateful for
my laptop,
my iPhone,
my flatscreen tv,
my inquisitive
mind, my
sensitivity, my
ability to
write words
and feelings
and thoughts.
I'm grateful
for love.

Happy G Day ~ Olivia J. Herrell

**Dear Blogger pals, it is with heavy heart that I add a postscript to my G post. G is for Gypsy, who died in Roland's arms yesterday. And H is for hearts that are broken over and  over, yet live to love again another day. Our hearts are with you, Roland, in your time of sorrow and grief.

10 comments:

Karen Walker said...

Love the topic of gratitude. I'm actually grateful for Blogger as well because it's so much easier to follow someone with the little follow button. With other blogsites, it can be hard to find the follow widget.
Karen

Anne K. Albert said...

Another fun post, Olivia. I'm grateful, too, for a lot of things...including the mention!

M.J. Fifield said...

The topic of gratitude is an excellent one. It's so good of you to pay tribute to them.

I'm thankful for so many things...the big stuff and the little stuff and all the stuff in between.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I am grateful for the time I had with Gypsy ... which in retrospect was all too short.

Have a great weekend, Roland

Eric W. Trant said...

I guess I was wrong about G, because I fully expected all the chicks to say G-spot today.

- Eric

Walter Knight said...

I was grateful when all my kids moved out, but they keep moving back in . . . with pets.

Donna said...

Great post. I didn't learn a whole lot today, but am still grateful anyways

Kelly M. Olsen said...

I'm very grateful to be a part of such a great community of writers, so much so that "appreciation" was the topic of my first blog in the challenge. I received answers to questions I had about myself for years when I read Elaine Aron's "The Highly Sensitive Person" about ten years ago. It's nice to read another one who's afflicted, for lack of a better word. I'm now a follower.

Laura Pauling said...

We're all different and sometimes it's just nice to know we're not totally alone! Esp. as writers.

Halli Gomez said...

Very nice. Sometimes we forget how good we have it and are selfish instead of grateful.

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