Gratitude Begets Gratitude… "Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life."--Christiane Northrup
Well I read this quote this morning and thought... I hope this is true. Today I am missing our youngest daughter Lauren, who flew out today for Idaho for Thanksgiving. She has been like a personal... nurse, care giver and friend to all of us, and so it was hard to see her leave. Lee is going to be lonely without her for a week too, because they are only 2 years apart and have been buddies since they were little. She couldn't wait to go though and be with her brother and her sister-in-law. As a mom, it does your heart good that your kids love each other and get along. I believe one of the greatest gifts is to have them be friends with each other.
So I am hoping that if I acknowledge her and all my kids, that they will come back home. What is it about the holidays for a mom? All we really want... is to have our kids all together, that is our GIFT! My mom's favorite Christmas song was "I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS", now as a mom of grown children, I certainly understand why. And the most exciting thing about this Christmas is... that I do get them all home this year!
I am sitting here trying to figure out what I am going to do for the next few days now that I am home bound? When I had my doctor listen to my lungs yesterday, he said that my lungs didn't sound as clear as they did on Wednesday. He doesn't think that is is pneumonia, but I just know that I have to be real careful because it wasn't that long ago that I had pneumonia. I just need to be careful not to catch anything else, I am not contagious he said but very likely to catch something else with my immune system compromised right now. So I am in for the long haul. I am not going to take any chances.
Now that I feel a bit better from the flu, at least my mind is starting to think of things I can do while I am staying home, stockings, quilts, baby gifts, ornaments, gifts and more. No, I am very rarely ever bored! So now that my radio station is playing non-stop Christmas music, I am a happy camper and definitely have MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL FOR!
I hope we all can take more time to stop, think... and acknowledge our many blessings. Thanks for being a blessing to me! Good night!
“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach