Thursday, April 7, 2011

This One is For Me

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I am thankful for

second chances,

forgiveness,

redemption,

and

‘overs’.

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I am thankful for

my upbringing,

my common sense,

my instincts,

and

my

‘if I were on a sinking ship’

thinking.

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I am thankful that,

I can say without a shadow of a doubt,

you would want my three daughters on that sinking ship

with you.

They will figure out a way to get you out.

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I am thankful for

my love of sport-

the world’s great

equalizer

and teacher.


I am thankful

that I love the underdog

and all the

stories associated with that.

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I am thankful that I

had the best of times,

for my kind of traditional

personality

and my sensibilities,

in teaching.

And I am thankful for you,

and anyone else who

thinks

‘there she goes again’,

and keeps reading.

 

20 comments:

Loui♥ said...

Dearest Laura..
I am thankful for you..
and all the ideals that go into making you so uniquely YOU!
I know, in my heart, you are a person I would dearly love having as a friend..
I feel you would be there whenever and wherever..
no questions asked other than what can I do?
Too bad we live so far apart..
but thanks to blogging, we are virtual friends, sharing our morning cups while greeting our day!
Thanks !
warmest sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Olive Cooper said...

~just splendid Laura~

Marydon said...

Laura, you bring such warmth to us ... beautiful share, my friend.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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Jennifer said...

What a nice post! I am thankful I'm your blog friend and could read it.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Jennifer

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very nice post !!
Enjoy your day.

trash talk said...

I am thankful for the beauty of the written word...some emotions just cannot be conveyed in a text message.
Debbie

Darla said...

It is most important for us to pause from time to time and remember the things we have to be Thankful For....wonderful post.

D.B. said...

Lovely!

Cozy Little House said...

I always love your words. You're such a wise and introspective woman!
Brenda

Rayanne said...

Your words and pictures blessed me!

NanaDiana said...

Awww, Laura- You know I am thankful that I met you here...you have really enriched my life...I understand your joy~ and your grief. I "get it"...You are a bright spot in my life's walk! xxoo Diana

Rustydiva said...

"An attitude of gratitude creates blessings"

I would say you are blessed my friend!

designchic said...

I'm thankful I found your blog this evening...thrilled to be your newest email follower!!

Deb said...

another great post....always enjoy your blog Laura..

Anonymous said...

I love you LauraBelle...no more words needed than that. What an amazing friendship that has stood the test of time. No matter what, we are always there for each other.
and it goes without saying...I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!
jb

Preppy 101 said...

What a sweet post! We are thankful for you and your blog that inspires and lifts us up every single day! xoxo

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Laura, I do loving reading your thoughts. You have such a genuine warmth about you.

It is always a hapy day for me when you stop by my blog. You may remember me telling you once I also have three daughters. I have a feeling we have a lot of other things in common too. :)

You asked about my blue plate...well, as we bloggers know, good deals are to be found in the thrift stores. I started out with a pile of a dozen dinner plates. Seems like they were 1/2 price, costing $1 a piece. Frequently I will run across another single and up to about 16 or 17 now! I don't care that I don't have cups and saucers, etc. I like using white with these pretty dishes! Keep on looking!

Donna

June said...

Laura, I want you to be my neighbor!!!! I can just imagine the afternoon chats we would have.

I started a garden journal called Grace Gardens. That is where I will be posting my weekly work in the garden. I don't have comments enabled on it, but you can e-mail me anytime with questions. The new blog can be found on my profile page. Work won't be starting anytime soon, because I just looked outside and so far we have gotten 3" of snow already tonight. SIGH!
sending hugs

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I haven't visited you in a while, and not to sound "cliche" but I am thankful that I did. Your words touched me and were very inspirational to me. Hope you have a great day!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a great post!! And what a sweet and thoughtful person you are. I just wanted to thank you so so very much for my Mexican Wedding cookies you brought me in Warrenton. There were times those cookies were exactly what I needed, so thank you again!!

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