I have been on somewhat of a pity party this week ---- I blame hormones!
I then get so angry with myself when I think about it. Why should I have a pity party?
I have a great job that I love (most of the time)
I have a fantastic family.
I live in a beautiful community.
I am fairly intelligent.
I have hobbies that I'm passionate about.
I am free to worship a forgiving God.
AND, I have great friends!
I want to be a better friend to my friends (does that make sense?), therefore I surround myself with friends who have characteristics that I relish! (hoping they will rub off I suppose)
I consider Karla one of those people. She remembers everything. If you mention you like something, she'll remember it! It can be something so minor and insignificant but she always remembers! I am amazed by her thoughtfulness.
I am also amazed at how she can work (more than a 40 hour week mind you), serve on many boards and community organizations, and still have time to garden, can her goodies, be "gram" to her grandbabies, wife, sister, aunt, stepmother, daughter, and FRIEND.
She has shared many of her garden goodies with me and others. Just this week she shared a jar of her homemade blackberry jelly.
I enjoyed said jelly on toast this evening as a late night snack. YUM!
It was a great reminder to me of how blessed I am in so many ways.
My pity party is over and I plan to face the rest of week (hormones or not) with a positive outlook and better attitude.
...and to all my friends & family whether in person or online, thanks for your kind words, emails, thoughtful gifts, laughs, and cries!