Monday, November 4, 2013

I am Grateful for: the lack of technology during my youth!

Ugh! Poor kids today. They have many opportunities to publish the very worst of themselves on the regular. I have a few young Facebook Friends (children of my peers) and when they show up on my fees, 9 out of 9 times, I cringe.

I cringe, in large part, because I have no confidence that I would not have also posted moody, passive, accusatory, entitled, and just plain dumb things. I was fortunate that my only emotional outlet came with a pen on a rope and a cheap gold lock and key.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

I am Grateful for: Technology

I can't imagine the last few years without all of the tools I literally hold in my hand. From the very important to the very frivolous, I have been successful in ways I could have never been without it:
managing meds
managing contacts
managing appointments
managing sanity
managing social awareness
and on, and on, and on!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

I am Grateful for: Good Conversation

I am always game for a good adventure or first rate entertainment, but my favorite way to spend time with a friend is deep in good conversation, and a bowl of salsa. I am very fortunate to have many good discussion partners in my life.

Friday, November 1, 2013

I am Grateful for: Life

I get that being grateful for life can sound pretty cliche...but I really, really, really am so glad to wake up each morning and breathe. If it weren't so time consuming, or expensive, or come at such great sacrifice from another, I would suggest that everyone undergo heart transplant. I rarely get bugged, and never get angry. Most everything falls somewhere between "funniest thing all day" to mo big deal...and it is awesome and I feel bad for those who get caught up in the small, or insignificant, or inconvenient stuff.
I still believe that I may never adequately have the words to express how deep and grand and miraculous the changes have been for me. For now I can simply say I really like being alive.