Wednesday, August 14

The Innkeeper Is Grateful Again ...8/14/13

   Good evening,

Gratitudes for Wednesday: 
1.  I slept in this morning.  Then again, I didn't go to bed until
4:00 a.m., so, that maybe wasn't sleeping in.  Thank God, for rest.
2.  I've spent time with cats the past two days.  I'm catsitting.  They are in heaven when I give them my patented spinal massage.  Staying at a different place adds variety and fun to this week.  Having a cat crawl up and sleep on my lap is a fine, homey way to end the day.
3.  I got together with friends this evening.  An uplifting time.  I'm grateful for the honesty shared and the warm time of fellowship.

How About You? 
What are three things that make your heart sing? 


Vanessa Higgins said...

I had a candid deep conversation at the beach with a fellow bipole and blogger and I felt so so connected. It gave me goosebumps all over.

I made a mix cd for my boss because I screwed up at work. I love mending wounds if it's possible.

I did some active listening to my depressed aunt while she cried and cried and begged to die. It was so hard, but I did it!!!

Carl H said...

Dear Innkeeper,

On this lovely Thursday evening, I am grateful for;

1. A new, more relaxed work route and travel schedule to and through the gastronomically rich wine country of Sonoma and Napa valley, allowing more time for better meetings with chefs.

2. Learning to process work orders on-the-fly, so I don't have to do them in the evening, once home.

3. A rich evening in our home of guitar strumming song, fellowship and birthday cake around said occasion of a dear pastor friend of ours.

4. Thoroughly enjoying Youtube video's of Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind," and Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York," while in hot pursuit of a themed duet Grazyna and I can sing at our dear friend Mose's (a bona-fide New York City expat!) 70+ birthday party in early September.

Pablo said...

Dear Vanessa,

I'm happy hearing you connected with another who understood you well, that you took steps to make amends with your boss and your compassion for your aunt.

Did you do anything to relieve your stress, after your visit aunt? I hope so.

I really like it when you post three gratitudes, you fulfill the vision of this inn, when you do!

Pablo said...

Dear Carl,

It sounds like your life is getting smoother: ya ay! May you have fun practicing crooning with your wife.

Thank you, for your consistency in posting gratitudes. My day is brighter. It reminds me of the following quote:

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
― Melody Beattie

You contributions to this inn are full of this spirit, making me very grateful.

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.