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Day 327 - Home is where the heart is

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Being away from home for a few days makes me really appreciate what I have. I am incredibly lucky, and there's nothing better than acknowledging all the blessings that are in my life.

I'm not one to complain about a lot. Life gives us gifts, and life gives us lessons. We appreciate the gifts, and we learn from the lessons. There is nothing that warrants a complaint.

My sister and brother-in-law have a house without a lot of storage. It was built in the 90s and is very contemporary, Spending the past couple days was a lesson to appreciate what we have here at the lake. Janet and John have stuff everywhere. There isn't a place for things, so things are scattered. I told Steve when I got home that he needs to appreciate the fact that we still keep things organized, relative to what it could be. Lesson learned.

The training session was great, but OHHHHH is it good to be home! I am thankful for the experience, and appreciate the lessons, but celebrate being back in my home, to sleep in my own bed, and cuddling with my three babies (two canine, one human).

If you are whining about something today, then in the words of my wonderful friend, BUCK UP! SNAP OUT OF IT! You will gain nothing from complaining. You will only gain by learning a lesson. Otherwise, you better be appreciating the gift that life just gave you. Those are your options.

Cherish what you have, and keep Sparking, friends!
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    Yes...we certainly all do have many, many blessings and should acknowledge them daily. I have several sparkie friends that seem to do nothing but complain and it can get tiring to always try to bolster them up pointing out the positives in their lives.

    Then I have to look at moi....and see I do my fair share of moaning too. YIKES...am I bumming out my friends the way some of them are bumming out me.

    Holy smokes...I have to think about that and make some assessments. Your point is very good...no matter how many challenges we face we can usually find 100 times that amount in blessings.

    I like positive friends...but also truthful ones...if someone needs some space to get issues off their chest I'm tolerant...as long as it doesn't turn out to be a regular thing.

    I'll just tell them to put their 'Big girl panties on' and buck up. AND...I'll tell myself that too from time to time when I need it. emoticon emoticon
    1951 days ago
    Just the words I needed to hear today. I'm bucking up!
    1953 days ago
    Yes, we have so much to be grateful for. I spent the last week at my wonderful, lovely mother´s hospital bed. She died peacefully on Wednesday morning and I am so grateful that I have loved her deeply all of my life. I am heartbroken at this moment, but her spirit lives on in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will be celebrating her life on Tuesday with many of her friends.
    Enjoy your home and especially your nearest and dearest - and don´t forget to tell your Mom that you love her this weekend, Steve!
    1954 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Glad the training session and the rest of the trip were positive, but nothing compares to home sweet home. I know I always look forward to sleeping in my own bed. My only problem is it makes me think about all the people that have no bed , let alone a home.

    There good thing about the way my mind works is that it pushes me to to write proposals, that once in a while help to bring about small measures of change,

    Hug your babies for me,

    1954 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Glad you had a good trip and it takes trips away to remind us what we have at home. HOpe you have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!
    1954 days ago
    There is no place like home, there no place like home. . .
    I like everything in its place too, except my office work area. I'm a little scatter-brained and have this need to everything I going to work on in front of me. It's a little strange because my workshop is just the opposite, every thing is on its peg, in a cabinet or pigeon hole--but again I'm a little strange but that another story. Glad you home safe and sound.
    Keep the Spark alive!!
    1954 days ago
    I'm glad you got home safe and sound, my friend. Sounds like it was a productive trip, which is awesome.

    Yes, BUCK UP. I do think you could say that to kids, because they do not understand it. It is a good thing to let them know that whining for no good reason is just not going to be tolerated.

    I talked to MF about buck up last night. I told her that I wrote about it, and she said "you should have, Mom, you said it enough to me", and smiled. Somehow, that made me really happy.

    Spark on, my friend.
    1954 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/23/2015 9:47:33 AM
    every time I'd FINALLY get to Hartsfield after a business trip, I'd hear John Denver singing...

    It's the sweetest thing I know of, just spending time with you.
    It's the little things that make a house a home.
    Like a fire softly burning and supper on the stove,
    the light in your eyes that makes me warm.

    Hey, it's good to be back home again.
    Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.
    Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again.

    I was a MAJOR John Denver fan in middle school, and his songs stand the test of time.

    glad you are back home again!
    1954 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/23/2015 7:09:34 AM
    Well you know by now Steve how I feel about clutter. Yuck! Living in it can be so unsettling. Glad you are home safe and sound in your beautiful home on the lake!
    1955 days ago
    And everyone is subject to the same laws! We certainly have a right to our feelings...but when you get up each morning I try to remember there are people who would trade places with me, as my life is stepswhat from what they are dealing with! We always think it couldn't be worse...oh, but it could, and besides that's not the point...the point is to work through what's going on in your life...that's the lesson part!
    I think I got it, Steve! And I appreciate the reminder!
    Hugs & Happy Friday!
    1955 days ago
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