Thursday, November 27, 2008

an abundance of gratitude

there is so much to be thankful for today! here is my short list...what is on yours?

my clear mammogram.
you sitting there at your computer, following my story & caring about me ~ even if we've never met in person.
i may be broke, but more important ~ i'm healthy.
my sweet, almost 14-year old dog is curled at my feet after a nice walk.
i have an incredible, loving family.
even though i have become a hermit, my friends have not given up on me.
i can walk, after months and months of pain and limping!
oh, and then there's obama...*happy sigh*

thank-you from the bottom of my heart for sticking by me through this topsy-turvy year. writing this blog and knowing you are there, reading and hoping the best for me ~ that has saved my life. thank-you, my friends. thank-you, internet. thank-you, universe for this day of abundance.

and as promised, i drew a name today for my little give-a-way. the celebration of my one year anniversary of this blog and of the turnip's arrival in my life. i am so glad the turnip is gone and you are still here, my readers. so without further ado, the winner is...

laura, who writes the inspiring blog, nothing to attain. congratulations, laura! i'll be emailing you for your postal address so you can receive your prize. (to be honest, i have not decided yet what the prize will be, i thought the winner might want to look over my website and give me a hint.)

to all my readers...wherever in the world you are today, i wish you happy thanksgiving and i hope you feel how very much i appreciate you. may your day be warm and blessed.


Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Ah you were right. It is my server b/c when I tried your blog from my husband's computer it worked perfectly!

Anyway, so glad I could catch up on all your entries. Eeek, tons of news! And all good! Its own kind of thanksgiving:)

Laura said...

OMG! What an amazing treat! Thank you so much for a sweet surprise, and a lovely addition to my own Gratitude List this year!!! Also I know that you have a much broader readership -- I have never really expected many people to actually read my blog -- so I am noticing my own kinda nervous reaction to getting such a sweet shout-out. :)

Tay, it has been a pleasure getting to know you this year through this blog and also having the good fortune to be able to get to know you in person as well. You're a jewel yourself - a woman with no time for bullshit and who is determined to actually experience this life consciously.

Even in the more difficult moments you have shared here, even when you may think it doesn't look so graceful, there always seems to be an honesty and directness that has its own grace and strength. I know I'm not the only one who draws inspiration from you and your process. So thank you for putting it out there. Your presence is a gift.

Tay said...

Yay glad you could get through to this blog again. (Pesky servers!) Wonderful to have you back, my dear!

Laura, I am thrilled for you and so thankful for your support and friendship. And for your blog, which I always find thought-provoking, with gems of wisdom at every turn...